Minneapolis is a large metropolitan city that merges with St. Paul so seamlessly that the area is more commonly known as the Twin Cities. The International Airport is centrally located south of both cities, about a 25 minute drive to either downtown.
Over 30 lakes, excellent museums, great parks, zoos, amusement parks, innovative theater, international cuisine and top sporting events make this area a marvelous place to explore. There’s so much to do that you leave here wanting to spend more time the next visit.
Just a few miles from downtown Minneapolis lies one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Minnesota. Who knew that a park as large and neat as Minnehaha Falls could hide within a large city?
Minnehaha Falls Park centers around its namesake, the waterfall. The falls are actually near the northwest corner of the park, and there is much more to see. Most people stop wandering after they come upon the falls, and it is not difficult to see why. This natural wonder is enclosed in a large, semicircular basin, and I could spend an hour mesmerized by the movement. In winter, Minnehaha Falls freeze into an equally beautiful sight. On any given days, you can see adventurous kids and teens climbing underneath the falls.