One of my favorite adventure spots is the beautiful park called Minnehaha Falls. It is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The park includes bicycles for visitors to ride and a small place to have snacks, but by the name, you can tell that it is known for their waterfalls. I go here occasionally, as it is a place I can go to when I just want it to be calm and quiet. Minnehaha Falls regional park is filled with rocky walking paths, glorious waterfalls, huge trees, and nearby rivers.
Minnehaha Fall’s history is quite unique. Back in the day, the U.S. Army bought some of the land. The falls used to be referred to as “Brown’s Falls”, getting this name after an important garner and commander in chief of the army. Minnehaha Falls began having steamboats that would sail down the Mississippi River which appealed to tourists. This was the beginning of the historical, nature site. It has been one of the most visited places in Minnesota.
Minnehaha falls is a special place to me because it is somewhere I go to find peace away from my hometown. While being at the falls, I notice there are people of all ages walking around. Children to senior citizens. I see smiles across the faces of every person I see, as it is just an enjoyable place to be. I also see the people sitting on rocks admiring the views. Along with the views as you’re sitting, you can hear the rush of the quick waterfalls, the sound of birds chirping, people laughing, and the leaves ruffling as the wind blows. The Sea Salt Eatery is nearby where I can taste the seafood including oysters, seafood gumbo, and jambalaya. And last, I can touch the sharp edges of the rocks as you walk next to limestone bluffs. I can also touch the cold water as it glides through my fingers.
As I came home for fall break back to Minnesota, I immediately knew this was going to be a place that I would visit. I appreciate the beautiful nature landmarks that Minnesota has to offer to the public. Minnehaha falls is unique to me because it is interesting to see how humans interact with nature when you are just sitting there making observations. I go to many nature locations to cherish natural landscapes for what they are, and this one happens to be my favorite.