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“A must see!”

Indian Mounds Regional Park
Ranked #39 of 117 things to do in Saint Paul
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

The Mounds are great examples of Native American burial grounds, but it makes me sad to hear how many Mounds have been desecrated around the area. The view are tremendous. One can see all of St. Paul, the Mississippi River, river boats/barges, and, on a clear day, the skyline of Minneapolis.

Visited March 2012
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting history in the middle of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I would never have really expected to find this in the middle of an urban area, but I must say, it was quite interesting and is well worth a stop if you have the time.

Visited May 2012
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Afton, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A close in escape from city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

A small park high on the river bluff overlooking the river , railroad, and the city . One can almost feel like one is going back in time if you let your imagination erase the present and see the area of 150 year back to time of the first river travelers to the area. A quiet break for the busy city just off to the side and up the river from the park area.
One can see all the modern air, rail, highway, and river traffic from this location also but Old Man River still draws one's attention

Visited March 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Reflections on Minnesota's Past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I have gone to this park many times over the years. It is one of the few burial mounds sites that is marked and identified as such. Many of the state's burial mounds have been inadvertently destroyed and the remaining mounds are often not marked by the state in order to preserve them and preserve their sacred nature. Indian Mounds Regional Park identifies the mounds, but it is forbidden to climb or walk on them. There are walking trails and informational markers around the mounds, and the view of the city and river valley from the bluff is beautiful. However, it is wise to limit your visit to daylight hours because it is a relatively isolated area and may be unsafe after dark. Use common sense when visiting and use care along the bluffs. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fabulous View!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Going to the Indian Mounds park allows you to feel part of the history of Minnesota. It is really interesting to see the grounds. The other benefit of going to this park is for the stunning view of Saint Paul. It is beautiful.

Visited December 2011
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