Minnehaha Falls is a popular landmark in south Minneapolis. The Minnehaha Creek begins at Lake Minnetonka in the western suburbs of Minneapolis and weaves its way through the south west suburbs connecting several lakes along the way. At the falls the creek dramatically plunges 53 feet before resuming its path to the Mississippi which is only about a mile away. During the winter the falls is mostly frozen and parts of the park surrounding the falls is closed. As you can see from this photo that I took Saturday the water is open on the falls even though there is still a lot of ice around.