Minnehaha Creek extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west and flows east for 22 miles (35 km) through several suburbs west of Minneapolis and then through south Minneapolis.
Including Lake Minnetonka, the watershed for the creek covers 181 square miles (470 km2). The creek continues over the Minnehaha Falls toward the Mississippi River.
For more details on the etymology of the word minnehaha
, see Minnehaha
Pedestrian bridge over the creek in spring 2014
A view downstream taken from behind Minnehaha Falls in 2005
Minnehaha Creek east of Lake Hiawatha Park, upstream of Minnehaha Falls
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minnehaha Creek