The Landing

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

The Landing PDF Map

Year-round Map

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Things To Do

Bike Trail

Biking

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0.7 miles

Explore The Landing's historic village by bike!

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

A man walks two dogs on leashes on a paved trail.

1.7 miles

Take your pup out on the one-mile River Trail that meanders along the shore of the Minnesota River or on the paved trail through the historic village.

Hiking

Hiking

Person walking at The Landing

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.

History Education

History Exploration

Interpreter writing with feather pen

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.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

People playing games at a picnic area

The Landing offers a general picnic area for families to stop, relax and snack.

A picnic shelter is available to rent, in addition to other scenic locations throughout the site for weddings, family reunions, corporate events and more.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

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A one-mile trail offers scenic views of the river and some of the best bird watching in the Twin Cities. 

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

Self-Guided Exploration

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. 

Volunteer

Three Rivers is always in need of volunteers. Sign up to help out at a park near you!

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 192–194: What's Love Got To Do With It?

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

July 19, 2021

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. 

June 28, 2021

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. 

5 Places To Fish From Shore

By: Erin Korsmo

May 31, 2021

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.

Related News

  • August 19, 2022

    Twin Cities Live interviews Three Rivers staff at The Landing, learning about upcoming activities and tours taking place at the park.

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