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St. Anthony Falls


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1 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States

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St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls
St. Anthony Falls

(??.? miles from you)

1 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States


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Why You Should Go...

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. It circles the falls via Nicollet Island, the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and the Stone Arch Bridge. Signs mar

The lock no longer operates, but the visitor center provides information about lock and dam operations.

The park has a visitor center at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the west bank of the river. It is open seasonally and provides a panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding mill district.

On days when this seasonal visitor center is open, free tours of the lock and dam are offered at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and visitors are welcome to get a closer view of the falls by walking out on the lock wall during open hours from 12: pm to 2:00 pm.

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Why You Should Go...

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. It circles the falls via Nicollet Island, the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and the Stone Arch Bridge. Signs mark the trail and tell the stories of the people and flour milling companies that created the district. Many, like the Pillsbury and Washburn A Mills, are national historic landmarks.

The lock no longer operates, but the visitor center provides information about lock and dam operations.

The park has a visitor center at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the west bank of the river. It is open seasonally and provides a panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding mill district.

On days when this seasonal visitor center is open, free tours of the lock and dam are offered at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and visitors are welcome to get a closer view of the falls by walking out on the lock wall during open hours from 12: pm to 2:00 pm.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September

Cost: Free

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Guided Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Visitors can have their NPS passports stamped at the visitor center. 

The nearby Water Power Park has a great view of the falls and the river, as does the car-free Stone Arch Bridge.

Tours are free, but are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not provide tours to groups or schools nor do we take reservations.

Fun Facts

In the mid-to-late 1800s, a huge flour-milling industry grew along the river, led by the Pillsbury A Mill, one of the largest and most advanced flour mills in the world in its time. The Millers harnessed the power of St. Anthony Falls.

The falls were rapidly eroding upsteam until the Army Corps of Engineers stabilized them.

In its natural state, the foot of the falls was a rocky rapids, but the Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1 hold water levels deep enough to maintain river navigation.

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Why You Should Go...

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. It circles the falls via Nicollet Island, the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and the Stone Arch Bridge. Signs mark the trail and tell the stories of the people and flour milling companies that created the district. Many, like the Pillsbury and Washburn A Mills, are national historic landmarks.

The lock no longer operates, but the visitor center provides information about lock and dam operations.

The park has a visitor center at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the west bank of the river. It is open seasonally and provides a panoramic view of the falls and the surrounding mill district.

On days when this seasonal visitor center is open, free tours of the lock and dam are offered at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and visitors are welcome to get a closer view of the falls by walking out on the lock wall during open hours from 12: pm to 2:00 pm.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: May, June, July, August, September

Cost: Free

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Guided Tour

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Visitors can have their NPS passports stamped at the visitor center. 

The nearby Water Power Park has a great view of the falls and the river, as does the car-free Stone Arch Bridge.

Tours are free, but are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not provide tours to groups or schools nor do we take reservations.

Fun Facts

In the mid-to-late 1800s, a huge flour-milling industry grew along the river, led by the Pillsbury A Mill, one of the largest and most advanced flour mills in the world in its time. The Millers harnessed the power of St. Anthony Falls.

The falls were rapidly eroding upsteam until the Army Corps of Engineers stabilized them.

In its natural state, the foot of the falls was a rocky rapids, but the Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1 hold water levels deep enough to maintain river navigation.

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