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Minnehaha Park
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4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612 230-6400
Fax: 612 230-6500
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Overlooking the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks, attracting over 850,000 thousand visitors annually.

Located at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway, the 193-acre park features a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river overlooks. The park contains oak, elm, silver maple, basswood, hackberry and cottonwood trees, as well as native and prairie woodland wild flowers.

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Visitors take advantage of abundant activities in the summer, including concerts, picnics, walking, biking, and viewing the Falls. It's also become a popular site for weddings. Walking the lower trails in autumn reveals beautifully changing leaves.

Attractions & Activities at Minnehaha Park:

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Sculptures in Minnehaha Park

In addition to its natural beauty, Minnehaha Park is home to several sculptures. A mask of Chief Little Crow is positioned near Minnehaha Falls. The mask commemorates the chief, who was killed in the year following the 1862 Dakota conflict, and is in an area considered to be sacred to American Indians.

Historical Profile of Minnehaha Park

Minnehaha Falls and the land surrounding it became one of the first state parks in the United States when it was purchased by the state of Minnesota in 1889. More information about Minnehaha and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.

Pictured: Taoyateduta – Little Crow Mask By Ed Archie Noisecat (left), Hiawatha and Minnehaha (center), Minnehaha Falls (right)



 
Related facilities:
Wabun - Minnehaha
Longfellow House
Stevens House
Princess Depot
Minnehaha Falls Pergola Garden
Minnehaha Off-Leash Recreation Area
Longfellow Gardens
Song of Hiawatha Garden
Amenities
  • Bandstand
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  • Biking Path
  • Drinking Fountain
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  • Eatery/Concessions
  • Garden
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  • Parkway - Cars
  • Pay Parking Lot
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  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
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  • Sculpture
  • Tot Lot/Playground
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  • Volleyball Court
  • Walking Path
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    What our amenities offer you:
    Bandstand: For reservations and information call 612-230-6400 or online.

    Garden: Three gardens: Longfellow Garden, Pergola Garden (a popular outdoor wedding site) and "Song of Hiawatha" Garden. For reservations and information call 612-230-6400

    Pay Parking Lot: Automated parking pay stations, patron parking pass and some meters. Click for detailed parking information.

    Sculpture: The life-size bronze sculpture by Jakob Fjelde (also of Ole Bull and Minerva fame) depicts Hiawatha and Minnehaha, characters from the poem “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It bears the inscription:
      Over wide and rushing rivers
      In his arms he bore the maiden.

    On exhibit at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the sculpture was purchased with pennies donated by school children in Minnesota – an effort organized by Mrs. L.P. Hunt of Mankato – and dedicated in 1912. The sculpture, which rests on a small island in the creek, can be viewed from the water’s edge a short way above the falls.


     
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