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Address: Lake Itasca, MN

Site of 250-year-old red pine trees.

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This is a really pretty view of the lake. There are a couple flights of stairs to hike down to the platform but it was not too hard.

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Jesse S
Montgomery, Minnesota
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Montgomery, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a really pretty view of the lake. There are a couple flights of stairs to hike down to the platform but it was not too hard.

Thank Jesse S
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

You can stop here while driving through the park and then hike down a fairly steep wooden stairway, in several stages, to near the water where there is a beautiful view of the lake. The climb down is fine, but you will get a good cardio workout heading back up. A fun place to stop and enjoy the view, and... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The view of the lake is great. You can put yourself in the moccasins of the early peoples and pioneers here. I'd love to take a canoe there!

Thank Carol G
South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a stop along the main drive around Lake Itasca with a great view from a viewing platform. There are multiple steps to get to the overlook and you are rewarded with a great view.

Thank sd2travel
Pacific Junction, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

OH MY GOODNESS! What a view! You must make the trek down the stairs to see it! There is a trail that connects to the preacher's grove and then continues, or you can just do a one stop from the road.

Thank Maria J
Ogilvie, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Interesting and beautiful all at the same time....would've stayed longer if not for the misquitos!

Thank Debbie V
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

this is the site of my wedding and is half way between bear paw campground and douglas lodge on our favorite hiking trail

Thank louiae s
Brainerd, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Small but serene place to go and relax and contemplate your life. Trees are amazing. Ground is soft from fallen needles.

Thank decadarlin
Bagley, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Don't miss it.Part of the big experience of Itasca State Park.

Thank Local t

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