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Indian Mounds Regional Park
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Interesting mounds, fantastic views

Review background: We were staying in downtown St. Paul without a car and decided to take a bus to... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
s2mc
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Plano, Texas
Nice park

I've been to birthday parties here, was great for grilling and a nice playground for the kids... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2017
tif316
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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!

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TioPablo2015
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love this park - it is peaceful and lovely. It is also impeccably maintained.

I enjoy walking to clear my head. Offers a great view of both downtowns. I love the way they have signage that explains the historic significance.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lbhtd
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