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I have taken my grandchildren to Minneopa state park for a couple of years. We first drive through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
missmollyc2018
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Mankato, Minnesota
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We went before the snow fell and the leaves were changing. Beautiful. It is great any time of... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
sle454
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my grandchildren to Minneopa state park for a couple of years. We first drive through the park where the bison roam then to Minneopa falls. Always a treat. The last time we drove the the park the bison were so close to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank missmollyc2018
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We went before the snow fell and the leaves were changing. Beautiful. It is great any time of year. But in summer you can bring some food and have a great day at the park. It is a must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sle454
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This makes a great day trip from the Twin Cities. You can see most of it in an afternoon. The park is split into 2 sections on either side of the highway and is well signed. One side is the waterfall. It is a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bzymom22
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great day trip from the Twin Cities. You can stop at the largest candy store in Minnesota along the way. The park boasts a double waterfall and they are correct. The water was running pretty fast, when we were there and it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Minneopa S.P. is so close and so accessible. When you go there on a beautiful day, take the time to sit for awhile to enjoy the sounds of the waterfalls. Walk to the end of the trail and back. Go through the buildings and think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BARBARA S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The falls area is a must-see, and there is a staircase that goes down into the gorge. Be careful, as it can be icy in winter. The base of the falls is good for swimming, but be sure not to get to get too close...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roon87
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We drove up to Minneopa State Park today. We first visited the waterfalls. The parking lot is almost right at the falls; it's just a short stroll on a paved path to the main overlook. We then took the stone steps (a bit steep and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Well now I know what Minneopa means after seeing the fantastic DOUBLE waterfall! Nice and clean area. Fun walks and a very enjoyable time. Bison was fun to see and trails are very well marked.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dtoftum
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Minneopa State Park has beautiful falls and walking trails. If you don't want to camp, this is still worth the trip - bring food - spend part of the day! In fact, when we were there this past weekend, there was a wedding getting set...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandita_travels
Reviewed 12 September 2018

very nice place, great family park, waterfall, grills, nice visiting center, nice drive to see buffalo,

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from charlottesisson1958 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have a dog and it cost $5
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Response from SonofAslan | Reviewed this property |
Near the river they are pretty bad. In fact we were warned to avoid the Confluence trail because of them. On the Hiking Club trail they weren't bad near the beginning along the bison enclosure, but were fairly nasty back... More
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Jennifer E
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No there is not, the water has algae issues and they do not recommend going in, plus the water moves very fast.
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