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Beautiful visit with a great waterfall

It was great to hear the waterfall and be surrounded by lush greenery and a place to relax meditate... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

Beautiful falls in a surprising location. The surrounding park made for a great morning hike. We... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Cindy J
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

It was great to hear the waterfall and be surrounded by lush greenery and a place to relax meditate and just de-stress yourself

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 120jackh
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful falls in a surprising location. The surrounding park made for a great morning hike. We would have loved to have had more information on this falls and the building next door. There is clearly history there but nothing within the park to denote it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 31 October 2018

we stopped here to do the walking trails along the river. they go along the river. there is a bridge that was on WCCO because people place love locks along the side rail fences. and nice view of the river below.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoldwingF6C
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Just a great place to visit and take in the wonder of water. Great walking trail to the falls. Awesome place for a picnic too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pam F
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Amazing to see and hear with the large water volume on the day of visit. After a very short walk from the parking area the viewing platforms and trail give excellent views. Located right off the main highway in Hastings, MN.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We love the trails the view. Hiking by the the old mill. Great family time. One of our favorites to picnic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deanstowing33
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nice walking path and view of Falls up close. Good event for self or family and friends to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. You can walk or bicycle this area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Di3MN
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Moved to Hastings two years ago and only noticed the falls within the last few months. Thought I would take my dog for a walk along the river and was unaware of the falls and if you walk further along the deep gorge it cuts...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Pretty cool cascade -- more water and more altitude than I ever would have expected. The park gives on to the rocks for scrambling around -- I wouldn't recommend for little kids if they have a dangerous streak in them. There is serious power in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank All_Things_Seen
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil walking paths. The old railroad bridge makes a steillar overlook of the Vermillion River. The old mill ruins add a touch of mystery to the overall setting.

Date of experience: September 2017
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Sue509 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain you can "get under the falls" anymore. My brother works at the mill and he said some of the trails have been closed due to safety. We stayed at the hotel across the street so we walker under the bridge to... More
Heather D
13 April 2017|
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Response from Sue509 | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a car available Applebee's is across the street and you can walk under the bridge. We stayed at the hotel next to Applebee's and walked to the falls.
24 September 2015|
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Response from markmywordz | Reviewed this property |
It used to be owned by ConAgra. I don't know if it still is but up until recently it was owned by them. I know it is still in use.