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Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

1330 Northland Drive  Mendota Heights  Minnesota  55120  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Falls of St. Anthony

Thunderous 32-foot Torrent of Cascading Water
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West & East (Minneapolis)
  • Category: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Hours: Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


In 1680, a Belgian friar named Father Louis Hennepin discovered a thunderous 32-foot torrent of cascading water that he named St. Anthony Falls. This scenic waterfall was thus responsible for the birth of Minnesota's largest city. Today the falls are well contained by concrete and stone block as well as a series of dams. They can be viewed best from the Stone Arch Bridge or the observation deck of the Upper Lock and Dam.

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