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Stone Arch Bridge

West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
+1 612-627-5433
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Cool mix of old and new

We traveled to Minneapolis to go to a Twins game and had a day to spend in the city. On the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ima P
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Boston, Massachusetts
Stone Arch Awesomeness

Always a great place to highlight the best of Minneapolis to visitors and appreciate the city in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kari G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of native granite and limestone measuring 2,100 feet in length across the mighty Mississippi.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“anthony falls” (57 reviews)
“city museum” (44 reviews)
“both sides” (26 reviews)
LOCATION
West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Downtown
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+1 612-627-5433

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled to Minneapolis to go to a Twins game and had a day to spend in the city. On the recommendation of Trip Advisor, we walked Stone Arch Bridge to get a feel for the history of Minneapolis. Remnants of the mills' heydays remain,...More

Thank Ima P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a great place to highlight the best of Minneapolis to visitors and appreciate the city in which I live in and love. Great landmark to show off to people and remind me of the wonderful areas we can celebrate and visit in the Twin...More

Thank Kari G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A small plaque from the American College of Civil Engineers in the mid span of the bridge, built to carry steam driven trains full of box cars loaded with wheat from the fertile fields of the upper Midwest and bags of flour from the mills...More

Thank JohnM562
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty view of the Mississippi River from this bridge that spans it. Nice view of downtown. Don't have a bike while visiting? Use the bike share program, Nice Ride.

Thank Zach G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on a recent trip to Minneapolis. The bridge is basically a large park on both sides of the river. It goes over the Mississippi River and when you cross it, you come across some nice waterfalls. It is a great place...More

Thank Eddie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode over this bridge in the downtown area on our segway tour and our tour guide told us it was built by James J. Hill, the railroad magnate. Part of it was replaced with steel and later closed for many years. The city bought...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I mean, it's a nice bridge, it's scenic, but you're always dodging people taking pictures. It's so popular to take pictures on that you can't go more than 5 feet without almost photo bombing. When it's not the weekend or summer, it's all nice... But...More

Thank srunske
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stone Arch Bridge is a classic sight in downtown Minneapolis. It is a great focal point for photos, but I would say it is a side-stop more than a destination. Add it to the list for your next trip, but don't dedicate an entire...More

Thank Q8022KCmichellem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right next to the Mill Ruins Park and Mill City Museum - a beautiful bridge, rich with history and beauty. Be sure to hit this site along with the others in downtown while in Minneapolis - we used the green bike system to...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walk across the bridge and it was cool to see the history! Great place to go for a run or ride bikes too! Also a great view of the Mississippi River!

Thank Justin P
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