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Just a great place to visit and take in the wonder of water. Great walking trail to the falls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam F
Hastings, Minnesota
via mobile

Amazing to see and hear with the large water volume on the day of visit. After a very short walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen H
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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.

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

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

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.

1  Thank GoodEaten
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I lived in Hastings most of my life and the falls is the most peaceful and calming park in all of Hastings I love the walking path and I love sitting by the water fall and listening to it and watching it

1  Thank GoPlaces758477
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Vermillion falls provides a great spot to take children. The paved trail is easy for strolling. Walk for a distance and see all that unfolds. Grandchildren were excited when we got to the wooden bridge and could watch the falls from our advantage point. Grab...More

1  Thank Nlk5464
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The falls are nice, but it is a more scenic view from below. Hidden downstream are the ruins of an old mill that burned down on Christmas in the 1800s. Also recommend the old railroad treadle bridge over the river.

Thank Chris C
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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.