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Minnehaha Falls

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Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home to Minnehaha Falls and the lower reaches of Minnehaha Creek. Landscape architect Horace W.S. Cleveland designed the park in 1883 which preserves historic sites illustrating such themes as transportation, pioneering, and architecture. The parks central feature is the Minnehaha Falls which was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's celebrated poem "The Song of Hiawatha" even though Longfellow had never visited the park. More than 850,000 people visit the park each year to see the famous falls.