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“Walk back in time”

Indian Mounds Regional Park
Ranked #44 of 131 things to do in Saint Paul
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I grew up in this area. My opinion, this park offers the best view of St. Paul! The skyline, the great Mississippi River , the St. Paul Airport. The history of the Indian burial mounds holds much to th imaginationn. There is even an actual underground drinking spring. A natural. But you must know the history to lovage!

Thank jim_learn08
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Located in one of the most historic districts of Saint Paul, Indian's Mound Park atop Dayton's Bluff first-and-foremost allows you to see the best available views of the downtown skyline and Mississippi River. No other place is able to top this spot.

However, the real story here should be the historic and cultural significance of this park's namesake. About 6 burial mounds - 3 of which are quite large and surrounded by fences - created hundreds (if not thousands) of years ago by the first peoples of Minnesota, cover a significant portion of this park. Check out the text panel posts that offer more information, or research online beforehand. Allow all of this to sink in, as you begin to realize how various bands of Native Americans once lived atop this bluff, long before white civilization arrived and created block upon block of houses and skyscrapers by the river. I only wish that the other 15 mounds that originally were here through the 19th century remained.

This is a great place to spend with family, friends, or significant others, especially around sunset. But remember, don't be afraid to honor the namesake of this park as you spend time here. Enjoy the Saintly City at its best!

Thank Luke K
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

For a picnic for groups of 20 or more try this site. It has just one main facility for comfort. Worth the ride up to the park.

Thank Stpauliaina
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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This has been my family park since 1886 (not typo.) Great place to explore the woods, have reunions and go for a quiet walk, watch The River traffic or hang out. Don't forget the dog.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We used to live there so we would often go there just to relax. Great view of downtown St. Paul, the Mississippi river, and the airport.

Thank TioPablo2015
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