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The headwaters of the Mississippi River are located at Itasca State Park, the oldest state park in Minnesota.

'Are we there yet?' Shouldn't be a problem on this trip

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For generations, Minnesotans have been making pilgrimages to the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. The beginning of the Mighty Mississippi is 1,475 feet above sea level as it begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

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