Established in 1889, Minnehaha Regional Park is one of the oldest parks in Minneapolis, and attracts more than 850,000 visitors each year. Most come to see the namesake Minnehaha Falls—a 53-foot cascade named after the words for “water” and “waterfall” in the Dakota language—but you’d be missing out on a lot of fun if you stop there. From disc golf and seafood snacks to bike paths and public gardens, there’s way more than water to enjoy!
Fun Fact: Minnehaha Regional Park is a park within a park, as it lies within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area—the only national park dedicated exclusively to the Mississippi River. It is also a part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway system, one of the country’s longest continuous systems of public urban parkways.