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The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. Crooks, landowners, saloon owners, and hoteliers went to the Falls to turn a profit or to raise a little ruckus. The conflict between moral upright society and the dissipated partiers at the Falls is a fascinating and forgotten story.

This in-person walking tour is limited to 15 participants, along with two guides and two HHM staff members. Masks are required for everyone except the presenters. We ask that participants maintain 6 feet of social distance between households. Please register in advance.


$20 General Admission/ $18 Senior & Student/ $16 HHM Members

Dates offered:

Saturday, May 1, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, May 8, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, May 15, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
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