He Mni Can-Barn Bluff is one of the best-known natural features along the upper Mississippi River. It is significant for its geology and its association with prehistoric and native peoples. It is also significant for its association with the exploration of the Upper Mississippi in the early nineteenth century, and for its mid-nineteenth century through present day association with travel, industry, tourism, and recreation. A many-layered interpretation of the feature is evident in local legend, as well as in published historical and scientific accounts, works of art, and photography.
If you're visiting He Mni Can-Barn Bluff during the summer months, consider contacting our Park Naturalists. They offer guided hikes and various programs designed to help residents and visitors alike enjoy and understand our natural treasures.