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Stone Arch Bridge

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Address: West River Road and Portland Ave, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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+1 612-627-5433

Considered the only bridge of its kind, this soaring structure is made of...

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.

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Beauty in the City

Took my sister and brother in law here two weekends since they were in from out of town. Such a great place to bring visitors to see beautiful views of the river!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my sister and brother in law here two weekends since they were in from out of town. Such a great place to bring visitors to see beautiful views of the river!

Thank keaheyjm
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often take our dog here for a walk usually parking on the East side of the river and crossing the bridge to the downtown side. Plenty of dog friendly restaurants in the area and the people watching is great too. Highly recommend this area to visitors great props for photos near old mill ruins too

Thank MNrusty
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous view of Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. Great place to take out of town visitors or those who want amazing skyline views. Many bikers and people enjoying the walk across the river.

Thank Theresa C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I appreciate the work that has been done to restore this historic area. We did the Segway history tour last year but too expensive now. Relaxing and enjoyable area of town.

Thank Rob F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stone Arch Bridge is the best place to start your tour of Minneapolis with historic markers describing the birthplace of the city and what it was like at the turn-of-the-century. This pedestrian/bicycle only bridge takes you out over the Mississippi River and past the St. Anthony Falls lock and dam. Very family friendly walk with numerous photo opportunities. Stroll... More 

Thank mplsgirl2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is a feature in the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park. Built as a railroad bridge over the St. Anthony Falls in the Mississippi River. It is now a walking path and bike path connecting the Mill Ruins Park and west bank area to the Father Hennepin Bluff Park. You get a great view of the river and the... More 

Thank danf552017
Deltona, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you're ever in Minneapolis. This place kind of catches you by surprise as your not to sure what to expect but then you see the river and you are blown away. About halfway on the bridge you can get both great river views and city views. There is a jogging and bicycle path in the middle... More 

Thank Ricky J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stone Arch Bridge is one of the coolest historical places in all of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Whether you walk it or take your bike, it's a great time that gives you an amazing view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. It's a bit windy and chilly on colder days, but during the summer it's a perfect spot for photos. Come July 4th... More 

Thank Corey P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot to cross or hang out on the Mississippi river. Crosses from downtown to the college neighborhood. A great walk for sure!

Thank RunwayHank
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i started the walk, having no idea that by the time We were finished it would be 4 miles. It was wonderful! So much to look at along the way. We didn't walk below in the wooded area but will next time! This was even worth taking pictures. Then near the end of our walk we stopped... More 

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