Minnehaha Falls

Minneapolis MN 55417
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 6am-10pm
  • Tue: 6am-10pm
  • Wed: 6am-10pm
  • Thu: 6am-10pm
  • Fri: 6am-10pm
  • Sat: 6am-10pm
  • Sun: 6am-10pm


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Whether you're visiting the Twin Cities for a weekend, or you've lived in the Twin Cities your entire life, Minnehaha Falls is for you. This park features walking trails, surrey rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals, seasonal seafood restaurant: Sea Salt Eatery, sweet treats, hiking areas and of course the gorgeous waterfall. Whether you're looking for a workout and want to hike through the ground around the waterfall, or you're looking for a relaxing day of laying in the sun, Minnehaha Falls has got what you're looking for.

Parking and Public Transportation at Minnehaha Falls
Parking at Minnehaha Falls is simple. There's a large, main parking lot for the area with very inexpensive hourly rates. There is usually spots available in the main lot. During peak busy times in the summer, fall-goers can park on the street where there is metered parking just blocks from the falls.

Best and Worst Time to go to Minnehaha Falls
If you're looking to have a meal while visiting Minnehaha Falls, then you'll want to go during summer months. Sea Salt Eatery is open April through October. If you're just looking to spend a day at the falls, weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends.

Admission to Minnehaha Falls
One of the many great aspects about Minnehaha Falls is that it is completely free to the public. Just show up and you're in.

Must See/Do at Minnehaha Falls
There's a small bridge that crosses over right in front of the falls. When visiting, it's always fun to take a photo on that bridge with the waterfall as your all-natural background.

Other Places to Visit Near Minnehaha Falls
What's the best thing after spending a day in the sun? Ice cream of course! Luckily for you, Bridgeman's Ice Cream is just a block away from the waterfall, right on Hiawatha Avenue. If ice cream's not your thing, there's many other attractions in the area, including: Fort Snelling, Lake Nokomis, Hiawatha Statue and the Longfellow House and Gardens.

Insider Tips for Visitors to Minnehaha Falls
If you're looking to rent a surrey from Wheel Fun Rentals, right in Minnehaha Park, look online for deals before you head over. There's often coupons and deals on surrey rentals online.

Author's Bio: Jessica Vaysberg is a journalist and Twin Cities native who is always up for exploring the city and capturing her adventures in writing.