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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

Description

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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