Few People Know About The Massive Meteorite Impact Crater Hiding In The Suburbs Of St. Paul, Minnesota

In late 2022, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities scientists discovered a massive Minnesota meteorite impact crater hiding beneath the Earth’s surface, along the Mississippi River bluffs in Inver Grove Heights, a suburb south of St. Paul. Here’s what we know.

Scientists still have much work to do, but they are hopeful the crater will one day be included in the Earth Impact Database. After you’ve had time to explore the SNA and think existential thoughts about meteorite impacts, you may feel a little hungry. Head a few minutes farther south on U.S. 52 to Little Oscar’s Restaurant – you’ll feel better if you do.

Had you heard about this Minnesota meteorite impact crater? Are there any other unusual geologic features in Minnesota we should know about?

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Address: Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), 111th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077, USA