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For a dose of Minnesota history and recreation, visit the Fort Snelling State Park located near the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. This 2,931-acre land sits at the confluence of rivers Minnesota and Mississippi. It is likewise situated at the intersection of the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The park?s main feature is the historic Fort Snelling, an 1820 military outpost. Manage by the Minnesota Historical Society, the fort features ground and museum tours. The surrounding area around the fort compound is a panoramic vista of forests, hills, rivers and waterways. The park is open to several outdoor activities. Guests can traverse the park trails on foot, ski or bike. The nearby waterways offer activities such as canoeing, swimming or fishing. The visitor center offers lectures about the park?s history and attractions.
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