Known as the first “American” settlement in Minnesota, Historic Fort Snelling sits on the bluffs above the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Listen to stories about the earliest Minnesotans, or take the afternoon to visit the fort.
#27 COLDWATER SPRING
Coldwater Spring was the original drinking water source for soldiers at Fort Snelling in the early 19th century. Today, it is a public park that is open to all.
#28 MINNEHAHA FALLS
Enjoy the beautiful waterfall that inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and countless other songwriters, dreamers, adventurers, and artists. Grab a bite to eat, walk to the Mississippi River, and learn more about Minneapolis’ most popular park.
#30 FORT SNELLING STATE PARK
This stop is located just outside of the Fort Snelling State Park visitor center where naturalists are available to guide you to great places to explore throughout the state park. Listen to stories about the amazing wildlife that lives along the floodplain of the Mississippi River.