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
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. 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.
Oct. 17-Nov. 1 | The Landing
Go on a self-guided mysterious and eerie scavenger hunt based around the gothic authors of the 19th century who created many of the ghosts, witches and monsters that still give us goosebumps today.
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Visit The Landing
Go on a self-guided mysterious and eerie scavenger hunt set in the 1800s. Gothic authors of the 19th century created many of the ghosts, witches and monsters that still give us goosebumps today. Seek out your favorite spooky stories and uncover some new ones. Trail stops will be available Oct. 17 through Nov. 1.
To dive deeper into history while completing the scavenger hunt, sign up for a guided candlelit tour.
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.
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.
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