Minnehaha Falls


Minnehaha Park was designed in 1883 as part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway by H.W.S Cleveland. The main attraction of the park is the Minnehaha Falls which had been made famous by H.W. Longfellow in his 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha, and were part of the “Fashionable Tour” of the Upper Mississippi taken by steamboat in the 19th Century.

Located at the end of the Minnehaha Creek, today the park is one of the most visited in the Minneapolis Parks system, and easy to reach by car, bike, or light rail. The park includes the upper area, maintained as a typical city park would be with trees, short grass, and picnic pavilions, and the creek glen, which is kept in a more natural state. You can also enjoy a drink and bit of food at the Sea Salt Eatery located in the park pavilion adjacent to the falls.

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