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Gallery: Six must-see waterfalls in Minnesota

Dozens of waterfalls can be found in Minnesota. Here are several that are worth the hike it may take to get to them.
Upper Falls, near Devil's Kettle, at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. 

Upper Falls, near Devil's Kettle, at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. 

Dozens of scenic waterfalls can be found along Minnesota's many rivers, from cascading waters in far southern Minnesota to high falls that dot the North Shore. 

While each of the state's thundering waterfalls is worthy of recognition, here are six waterfalls you just can't miss, no matter the time of year:

gooseberry falls
high falls - grand portage state park - summer
Minneopa falls
devil's kettle
high falls at tetteguche

Looking for more? The Minnesota DNR has a list of the state's best waterfalls that are in State Parks. Another resource to find the waterfall closest to you is this map via gowaterfalling.com.

Related: Six of the weirdest roadside attractions in Minnesota

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