One block from the Stone Arch Bridge, you’ll learn about the milling industry and how the falls drive industry and innovation today. You’ll also hear about how restoration efforts in the middle of the city can help promote wildlife and improve the health of the Mississippi River.
#02 THE MILL CITY
For 50 years, Minneapolis was the lumber milling capital of the world. Lumber was stacked three stories tall on both sides of the river. Learn about the heyday of saw milling in Minneapolis
#32 BOOM ISLAND
At one time, Boom Island really was an island on the Mississippi River. Discover the history of this spot, the lighthouse, and the great biking paths along the Mississippi.
#04 WATER POWER PARK
Learn about the great Saint Anthony Falls. How did the Dakota use the falls before Minneapolis became a milling city? Take a short walk from the Nice Ride station to see the falls up close.