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Fort Snelling State Park

101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Nice way to see history.

We arrived about 50 minutes before the fort closed so we rushed through it. There were guides and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LuvMex828
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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
4th of July Fun

I went to Fort Snelling for the 4th of July. It was a great experience. The park was filled with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoman59
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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  • Average14%
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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
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+1 612-725-2389
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 50 minutes before the fort closed so we rushed through it. There were guides and character actors in several of the buildings. They were happy to talk and most times we had to cut them off in order to be able to...More

Thank LuvMex828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Fort Snelling for the 4th of July. It was a great experience. The park was filled with actors reenacting battles and the lives of the people that lived in the fort. The fort/museum was very interactive. I would suggest a visit any...More

Thank Geoman59
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have ran the perimeter of Pike Island many times and it's always nice and relaxing with it's tunnel of trees and much wildlife you can't beat it for a family hike or 3 mile run!

Thank Wrennay
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Large State Park with walking trails. Trails can be used with dogs on a lease, baby strollers etc. Nice walk us Pike Island. About three miles in a circle. At a point it has the Mission meeting the Minnesota River. Also a Park Pavilion as...More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I bike through Ft. Snelling 2x per week on my way to work. I invariably see wild turkeys and often a deer or two. It is a gem in an urban setting. It is right underneath one of the MSP runways so it can be...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great trails for walking or biking, lush foliage and pretty photo locations. Not very crowded so also seems to be a nice place to explore and enjoy some refuge from the usual pace and noise of city life.

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped here for a picnic and then took a walk on one of the many trails that weaved throughout the park. Beautiful and relaxing spot.

Thank Jocy1123
Reviewed 18 June 2017

TRIP ADVISOR: The cover photo for this listing is WRONG! The above photo is for the Historic Fort Snelling, run by the Minnesota Historical Society, NOT this attraction, which is Fort Snelling STATE PARK, run by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resouces. Two completely diffferent...More

1  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a Wonderful State Part to visit, right next to MSP Airport. Every time that we go there we are able to see wild deer, turkeys and birds. In the past when walking we have come close to deer, but this is only possible...More

Thank Yuko-Stu
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great hiking trails by the river. This park is in Minneapolis and easy to get to anytime of the year.

Thank Karenstauber
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Ashley W
16 June 2017|
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Response from Yuko-Stu | Reviewed this property |
We have not gone into the water at the beach for a very long time. But it I recall there are people there in July swimming, I suggest that you check with the Park Office as to the conditions.
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Aaron S
30 July 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
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Cassandra B
3 August 2015|
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Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.
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