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Big Manitou Falls
Big Manitou Falls, the water's brown tint is caused by minerals
Location Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 46°32′10″N 92°07′17″W / 46.5360520°N 92.1213038°W / 46.5360520; -92.1213038
Elevation 958 ft
Total height 165 ft
Watercourse Black River

Big Manitou Falls is a waterfall on the Black River, a tributary of the Nemadji River. The falls are within Pattison State Park in Douglas County, Wisconsin, about 13 miles south of Superior. At 165 feet, Big Manitou Falls is the highest waterfall in Wisconsin. Native Americans who settled nearby believed they heard the voice of the Great Spirit within the roaring of the falls and gave it the name "Gitchee Manitou". In 1920, a state park was created around the falls, and it received a further level of protection in 2003 upon being named a unit of the Wisconsin State Natural Areas Program.

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