St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center and Lock and Dam offers fabulous panoramic views of the St. Anthony Falls amongst the historic Minneapolis Mill District.
Unfortunately, the falls were not accessible the day we were here, but definitely check this location out if you are in the Minneapolis area!
This is a great place to learn about the Mississippi River’s navigational history, as well as the logging and milling industries from Northern Minnesota, down through Minneapolis.
This location is within the boundaries of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, so be sure to ask about Cancellation Stamps, Junior Ranger Books, and Guided Ranger Activities at this unit of the National Park System!
Other area attractions showcasing some of the fascination history of this side of Twin Cities:
Mill Ruins Park, Mill City Museum, Stone Arch Bridge, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, First Bridge Park, Boom Island Park, Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, Ard Godfrey House, St. Anthony Falls National Historic District
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