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Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most...

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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Living History of Early 1800s Military Fort

A lot of history here and very neat during the busy months of the year they have actors and actresses portraying the life of the times. Whether you are here for history or... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A lot of history here and very neat during the busy months of the year they have actors and actresses portraying the life of the times. Whether you are here for history or spending the day with kids it is very fun and entertaining.

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 if there are no dogs around or noisy people. It is a very good place... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Paid the $5 entry fee to take a morning run around one of the islands - I believe it was PIke Island. It was just over 3 miles round trip from the parking lot and was a perfect way to start the day. Gravel trail and flat surface. Easy drive from hotels around the MOA. Obviously lots of noise pollution... More 

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet in this park. I did the Pikes island hike which took me to the merging point of the two rivers. Great for hiking through out the year. Learnt a lot about our national history. Great to hike and spend a morning or a day. There are bikes for rent at the visitor center. Some... More 

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Martinez, California
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came here for a walk before dinner. What a pleasure. Beautiful fall colors. Wild turkey, lots of woodpeckers even bald eagles!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I wanted to go to this historic site for some time since visiting Minneapolis a few times. I found out they were having a special reactment weekend so I decided to go and wasn't disappointed. The actors did a wonderful job of filling me in about the roles they were recreating. They opened up areas of the fort previously closed.... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for the hiking trails as it was a perfect day. Trails are nicely maintained and well marked . My son liked it as it had the most different Pokemon go stops and creatures that he has seen. Take it in you won't be disappointed

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This park is in two parts; th ehistory fort and the park ground down the bluff. The urban park offers and well kept wooded area along the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers. This fort taks you back when Minn. was on the frontier. One big down turn of the park is all the air plane traffic. If there was no planes,... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took our young kids there to visit the beach and otherwise enjoy nature. The 'beach' wasn't really anything you could enjoy but to look at. There really weren't many open areas either. This park seems ideal for hiking or other nature camps or groups, but not a whole lot of amenities for young kids or families.

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