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The park's Visitors' Center (very atypical Visitors Center for a Natl park) is in shared space with a children's museum; the rest of the park is made up of miles of land and trails ( not necessarily contiguous) along the Mississippi.
The Great Parts:
As previously stated-this is hard to find and hard to park
It is in downtown St.Paul inside the science museum
Rangers are helpful in showing where you can interact with the river- however none of those are located here
Interesting Idea of Partnering with the Science Museum of Minnesota for Parking and Space. There is a Parking Fee for the Museum which gets you to the entrance of the museum and NPS visitor center. Note: You do not need to buy tickets to the...More
I have been to several national park destinations, and this was by far the worst. It started w/ their visitors center, which covered nothing about the river. They dumbed it down so badly, that there was nothing of interest - plus you have to deal...More
This is a great place to visit if you have find parking. It is in Downtown Saint Paul. We have a large truck and can't fit in the parking garages and street parking was full. They have a great area inside and was was very...More
This visitor center was much smaller than we thought it would be. We enjoyed the eagle flight simulator and the rope activity where you learn to tie up a barge with a huge, thick rope. There were other educational areas, but really you got out...More