Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis MN

One of the many delights of my recent sojourn in the Minneapolis area was a visit to Minnehaha Falls and the park that surrounds it. We expected the falls to be frozen (the temperature since my arrival has been in the teens) but it wasn't.
A favorite subject of pioneer photographers (and the most photographed site in Minnesota), the falls are located on Minnehaha Creek near the creek's confluence with the Mississippi River. More than 850,000 people visit the falls each year.
The waterfall is of course famously associated with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Song of Hiawatha" (though the poet never set foot in Minnesota). That's a statue of Hiawatha and Minnehaha above, not Longfellow. But you probably knew that.

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