Believed to have been a memorial site for local Hopewell American Indians, it offers a spectacular view of the river below and the St. Paul municipal airport. Playgrounds, picnic area, ball fields, 1.5 miles of hiking trails and a nearby fish hatchery.
It's not hard to encounter St. Paul's history--the places previously frequented by the gangsters, brewers, pioneers, and politicians. But to discover its ancient history, look to the bluffs across the river from downtown. It's sometimes easy to forget the Twin Cities had a rich culture and history far predating settlement by Europeans in the 19th century. Indian Mounds Park once contained more than 30 burial mounds, believed to have been remnants of the Hopewell culture, dating back... More »