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“Palisade Head”

Ranked #9 of 14 things to do in Two Harbors
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Owner description: Viewing point from the Superior Hiking Trail.
Wichita, Kansas
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151 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Palisade Head”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is a must stop! Amazing views. If you are lucky, you will get to watch as the more adventurous come climbing over the cliff after repelling down to the lake.

Very steep drive with some times narrow road.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!!!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We just stumbled upon this. It is posted on the road as Palisades Head. Sheer beauty when you reach the top. Drive up the very narrow drive and park at the top NOT at the bottom. be very careful as there is NOTHING to keep you from falling 900 ft. into Lake Superior. Is is soooo worth the stop. On a clear day you can see across to the apostle Islands. Shovel Point is beautiful off to the North.

Visited August 2013
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Las Cruces
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165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Only hellacious if you fall overboard”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This attraction is actually named Palisade Head.

This is definitely not a place for children.
The rocks are extremely slippery,
and there are sudden drops over sheer cliffs
with no safety barriers whatsoever.

For adults, however, it provides a great photo op.
It is only a few hundred feet from the highway,
and there is no admission fee.

Visited May 2013
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MN
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319 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
“Wow, this is the best view around.”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The fall colors were spectacular, in 2012, from this vantage point. Be sure to bring your binoculars as well as a camera with a telephoto lens. You also need a polarizing filter to get the best pictures of Shovel Point. 'Don't miss this lovely spot.

Visited September 2012
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“This is Palisade Head---it's named wrong”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Do NOT pass by this. This is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Minnesota. This location is free and an amazing sight. It's a little dangerous if you have little kids that like to run around to remind then to stay nearby because there's no railing over the drop. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL, a MUST stop!!!! You can do this spot in under 30 minutes and you'll be very glad you did!

Visited May 2012
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