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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

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The park's Visitors' Center (very atypical Visitors Center for a Natl park) is in shared space with... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Ellen S
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Basically an info stop- poorly situated

As previously stated-this is hard to find and hard to park It is in downtown St.Paul inside the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
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120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

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: -Location...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Rangers were very helpful, including finding parking underground under the science museum. I thought the few exhibits were fun for kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sondra W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

What a great path system. Biked a long way from St. Paul to U. of St. Thomas mostly on a path. On the ride back we biked along Summit Ave. A great way to see the city.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

we stayed at an AirBnB just blocks away in St. Paul. we walked to the river everyday. We rented bikes and enjoyed the excellent paved trails.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The walk way on river bank beside park is quite refreshing experience in the morning hours. May be doing Yoga / Meditation in park lawn facing river can be very spiritual.

Date of experience: September 2016
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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