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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425-1600
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Beautiful Setting

What a beautiful setting and probably our most favorite place to walk in the spring. Everything is starting to come to life. A cannot miss whether your biking, or walking, fun for... read more

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Duluth, Minnesota
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I should point out that I'm from Duluth, Minnesota where we have the stunning beauty of Lake Superior to provide us with beautiful walking/hiking experiences. That said, this wildlife refuge appears to be very large and probably offers numerous hiking trails. I went out on only one trail for just one hour. It was in the first... More 

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MN
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful setting and probably our most favorite place to walk in the spring. Everything is starting to come to life. A cannot miss whether your biking, or walking, fun for the entire family or if you just need a place to clear your help.

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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went hiking with a meetup from 11135 Lyndale Ave. S. to Old Cedar Ave. bridge on these trails. It seemed to be a popular place but not too crowded. Trails at this time of year are muddy in some places but trees that have fallen have been cut so you can get through. There are lots of hills and plenty... More 

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Thank Ann S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice trails into the Minnesota River floodplain, wetlands. The Bass Pond trails are full of wildlife. Had an up close experience with a beaver. Great bird watching.

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Thank kevinramach
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I took some people from a group home for people with disabilities to visit this free national site. They were interested and had a lot of fun. It includes animals, short films, things to do like crafts and a history of North Minneapolis construction of Interstate Highway 94.

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Thank Gail V
Excelsior, Minnesota
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139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped by the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge to buy Senior Lifetime Passes to Federal Parks ($10) because we heard the Trump Administration had plans to raise the price to $80. Immediately we were impressed with the building, featuring large open spaces, walls of glass with views into the woodland, and vignettes of native plants and animals. Even in the... More 

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Thank 1whosearches
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a great place to hike and see wildlife! We love visiting this park ... It's hardly ever crowded and we can spend hours exploring and having fun.its a new adventure every time we go.

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Thank Kimberly R
Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We enjoy hiking as a family. It is peaceful and enjoyable to walk here. It is not overly busy which is nice.

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Green Bay
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Let me start by saying if I just had a chair close to the window of the bird feeders, I would probably back my lunch and stay there all day! This is probably my 4th or 5th time here. We travel from GB mostly to go to MOA but this place is always a stop I try and make. I... More 

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Madison, WI USA
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We attended a talk on the monarch butterfly and photographing butterflies and really enjoyed it. The presenter was well informed and interesting. The variety of plant life was very nice and gave us lots of things to photograph. We walked down one short trail and ended up at a pond full of frogs which was very interesting. Would love to... More 

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