The One Place In Minneapolis That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

Minneapolis is a modern city with plenty to do; museums offer both classic and contemporary art, music venues bring the latest artists to the Twin Cities, and plenty of shopping and dining options make it easy to forget that there’s a natural world beyond the modern city. But one of Minneapolis’ best attractions is a nature area that looks like something from Middle Earth. When you visit, you’ll be taken out of the city and into a landscape that feels almost like the fantasy-filled world of Lord of the Rings. Read on to learn more about this beautiful park.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever been to this beautiful park in Minneapolis? Did you think it looked like Middle Earth? Let us know in the comments below – and don’t forget to share your photos of this fantasy land with us on Instagram (@onlyinminneapolis) and the Only In Minneapolis Facebook page for a chance to see them featured!

For more Minneapolis natural beauty, check out these amazing places to watch the sun set in the Twin Cities and don’t miss these incredible State Parks in and around Minneapolis!