Nestled on the Minnesota River, The Landing is located 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Explore the grounds by yourself using interpretive media to discover how 19th-century Minnesotans established their lives on the frontier. Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Minnesota River and enjoy stunning views of the lush river valley.
Interactive Map of The Landing
Things To Do
A one-mile turf trail takes hikers along the shore of the Minnesota River with some of the best bird watching in the Twin Cities. Hikers can also imagine the scores of travelers who have used the Minnesota Rivers as a route to explore the frontier and its bounty to provide for their families.
Discover how 19th-century Minnesotans established their lives on the frontier, farmsteads and in villages by exploring the grounds. Historical buildings are laid out as a timeline from the preterritorial era through the late 1800s.
Featuring the Minnesota River as a backdrop and the quaint architecture of yesterday, The Landing is the perfect place to make your wedding or group event memorable. Offering indoor and outdoor sites, you are sure to find the right spot for your celebration. This facility is also a unique spot for corporate events and youth groups.
Visit The Landing
The park grounds and trails are open daily for self-guided exploration. Access to the park is free, though it does not include access inside the historic buildings. When visiting The Landing, please use the Main (west) Entrance. From here, visitors should plan to walk 1–2 miles during their visit.
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Follow The Landing
The Wandering Naturalist
This month, Brandon and Angela are taking a closer look at symbiotes. Learn about symbiotes of all shapes and sizes and their complex relationships, how cultural biases have impacted our study of them and why we should consider our relationship with the land to be one that is mutualistic.
The Three Rivers Blog
By: Beth Kalpin
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Beth Kalpin was looking for safe ways to get herself and her family out of the house. A walk through Hyland Lake Park Reserve kicked off what would become a year of new adventures at Three Rivers. From kicksledding to fly fishing and everything in between, read all about their year of outdoor explorations.
By: Katie Brom
Since 1988, Gene Lau has given more than 10,000 hours of his time to Three Rivers — more than any other volunteer we've had. Learn all about Gene's volunteer roles, why he enjoys it and how he ended up contributing so much time.
By: Erin Korsmo
Fishing is a great way to connect with nature, the outdoors, family and friends. If you are new to the sport, we have several locations in Three Rivers where you can test the waters — no boat required! Read on for a list of our favorite spots on land and what kind of fish you might catch while you’re there.