Do

Minneapolis’s hidden treasureMinneapolis, USA

In the heart of Minnehaha Regional Park in Minneapolis, you’ll find a creek that eventually cascades 16 metres into a pool not far from the Mississippi River. The Minnehaha Falls has been a top tourist attraction since 1855, when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about it in A Song for Hiawatha (you can see a statue of the co-founder of the Iroquois Confederacy not far from the falls). But for part of the year the water stops falling. In the depths of winter, it freezes up, creating a bright blue, glowing grotto. There are paths down to the falls, which you can walk behind and take photos.

 


get there

The park is a 15-minute drive south of Minneapolis on Highway 55.

Minneapolis Parks
minneapolisparks.org

Tags: cave, ice cave, Minnesota, united states of america, usa

Get Inspired In Print

While you're here

ORDERVILLE, UTAH

Overlooking the small town of Orderville and a short distance from the east...

Overlooking the small town of Orderville and a short distance from the east entrance of...

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA

There are normal roller coasters, then there's the X2. This mechanical beast,...

There are normal roller coasters, then there's the X2. This mechanical beast, which you...

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

A rooftop bar in New York City? Groundbreaking, we hear you say in your best...

A rooftop bar in New York City? Groundbreaking, we hear you say in your best Miranda...

LAS VEGAS, USA

You've got to question the state of mind of whoever conjured up the...

You've got to question the state of mind of whoever conjured up the nightmarish,...