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St. Anthony Falls

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: +1 612-627-5433
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Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American...

Waterfalls that once possessed religious significance for Native American tribes are today part of Minneapolis' historic district.

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Unusual city attraction

From Nicollet Mall walk down to First Bridge by the river & follow the path through Riverside Walk & Mills Ruins Park, passing St Anthony's Falls. It's quite impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Walk across the bridge or spend a day. Beautiful views, parks trails and history. Can't get enough had the area. Great restaurants in the area

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

From Nicollet Mall walk down to First Bridge by the river & follow the path through Riverside Walk & Mills Ruins Park, passing St Anthony's Falls. It's quite impressive.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a nice place. One can see it from the riverside parks as well as the bridge spanning the river. I like the posted information to learn more about this river history and the mills.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Did the walking circuit starting at Stone Arch Bridge then left along the riverbank and into the Xcel Energy Water Power Park, across Hennepin Avenue Bridge then back to the start along W River Parkway. Took over an hour, weather was hot but there are benches and cafes on the way to stop.

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Amherst, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great vista from the top floor. The National Parks Service has recently taken over from the Army Corps of Engineers as the locks have now been closed. They are in state of change. We had to walk upstairs as the elevator wasn't working and the temp was in the 90s with humidity. However, it was worth the walk. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is one of my favorite places to see in Minneapolis. This is where the city was born. The lock is now out of service to control invasive fish but the old station remains open. Great for wedding photos as well.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The walk around St. Anthony Falls is worth the hour or two you might want to spend. On the Minneapolis side, the city has exposed some of the old flour mill races and developed the area into a nice walkway/parkway. There are also tours of the locks boats use to get around the falls, and many interesting interpretive displays along... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Walk around the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Cross Pointe Bridge takes you to both side and is a pedestrian/bike paths with no cars.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It is so pretty here. There is a bridge that goes over the river and offers the great view of the falls. There were tons of bikers, people walking, and actually quite a few people taking professional pictures. We got here during the sunset and it looked beautiful. I would come here if you have 30 min to an hour... More 

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Neat experience to walk around the area. Pretty area along with the bridges. A neat stop when visiting the Minneapolis area.

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