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Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
Phone Number: +1 612-725-2389
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most...

Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.

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Great walking/running/biking/learning park

This park has it all and is full of history too. Great for all ages the walk, bike, running paths can be navigated for length or be as short as you want. The information building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2012
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Roseville
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Roseville
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

This park has it all and is full of history too. Great for all ages the walk, bike, running paths can be navigated for length or be as short as you want. The information building hits the high points of itss history but the walk around the island is wonderful.

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Thank Joelle K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Its a quick escape from the rat race live in the big cities. Very close and feels so far away! A beautiful place to view the river and the colorful leaves.

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Thank Gary B
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

we enjoyed wondering thru the park on a beautiful fall day- even saw a bunch of big turkeys walking thru! breathtaking the amount of people that have served our country- thank you

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Minnesota
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210 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

There are so many trails to walk and many great views. We were surprised at how many additional trails there were that were not on the park map. It made me think the place is not as well maintained as other state parks. There were so many deer around! We saw probably close to 40 including several bucks. One was... More 

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Thank JCJake
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

We're not sure how much do you see during the weekday, but as we got there for the Saturday show, it was very nice. We had the show with the cannon shooting, young kids drilling and exhibitions. The place is nice overall, but needs more activities for the kids.

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Thank Alex L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We love hiking in this Park and taking Photos. This they moved the the geo-cache hike to a different part of the park. I really like hiking around Pike Island.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We went into the park, but if you are just interested in the fort, there is free parking up there, so don't pay to park in the park. There's also a swim beach, so I wish we had known about that as well. When we went, some of the walking paths were flooded, so be sure to check that ahead... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

This was a fascinating place from when Minnesota was the edge of the Western Frontier. Although a lot of restoration was done, some of the original structure still remains. There are many hands-on exhibits from all eras of the Fort from the early 1820's onwards to the Civil War, when the Fort played an important part of the Dakota Sioux... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is a great event for families on national holidays. During Memorial Day and Labor day they have costumed guides in period dress. Very worthwhile for historical buffs.

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Martinez, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Fort Snelling has some great history. The most western fort for many years in the United States. Situated right on the Mississippi, the views are great. As anywhere you go in the Midwest, the people are great. Super disappointed in the video and the museum. The video was past it's prime by about 25 years or close to that. If... More 

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