The Landing

Visit The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park to discover how 19th-century Minnesotans established their lives on the frontier, farmstead and in villages. Historical buildings are laid out as a timeline from the preterritorial era through the late 1800s.

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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

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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

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Discover how 19th-century Minnesotans established their lives on the frontier, farmsteads and in villages. Historical buildings are laid out as a timeline from the preterritorial era through the late 1800s. Explore the grounds by yourself, tour highlighted buildings with a costumed guide or watch as costumed interpreters bring the past alive at living history events.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

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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. 

Upcoming Events

Noerenberg History Walks

August 10 & 22 | Noerenberg
Take a guided walk through Noerenberg Gardens and see the eye-catching boat house architecture, the original carriage house and more!

All Programs & Events

Click below to see upcoming programs and events at The Landing!

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.

Bring history to life. History exploration programs for all ages are offered onsite or at a location near you.

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. 

Themed Living History Events

Explore more and immerse yourself in a different aspect of 1800s life in the Minnesota Valley at each event. Visit with costumed characters living in the frontier, farmstead and village. See a list of upcoming events.

From cozy rooms at our visitor centers and nature centers to scenic outdoor settings, you'll find the perfect space for a birthday party, family reunion, Quinceanera, bridal shower, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah.

The Youth Leader program is not available in 2021. We hope to bring it back in 2022. 

Three Rivers has numerous ways for teens to get involved. Become a counselor in training in The Landing's Youth Leader Program or explore other opportunities in the Teen Zone.

Volunteer

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

Give to The Landing

Do you love The Landing? Consider supporting it with a donation.

The Wandering Naturalist

Episodes 93-95: The Crow River

Tune into The Wandering Naturalist as Angela and Brandon discuss the third of our three rivers ⁠— the Crow River.  Learn about the many challenges that face this river and what is being done to protect and improve it.

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.

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