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Action Sportfishing Charters, LLC

325 South Lake Avenue (Water Front Plaza Marina)
Duluth, MN 55802
• (855) 700-0013
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Captains: Capt. Steve Johnson, Capt. Paul Mazzuco, Capt. John Stieben
Vessel Names: "Opti I," "Opti II," "Opti III"

We are Lake Superior's #1 charter service in the number of boats, trips and fish caught. Since 1982 we have been providing fishing adventures. We utilize 31' Tiara Sportfishing Yachts, all identical for our clients safety and enjoyment utilizing the most modern equipment available. Fish cleaned, baggged and iced for your convenience. Let your fishing adventure start with us!


Adventure Zone

329 Lake Avenue South
Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
(218) 740-4000
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There is something for everyone at the Adventure Zone of Canal Park! The Northland's newest family attraction boasts over 50,000 square feet of fun featuring Laser Tag, Batting Cages, mini golf, the largest video/redemption arcade in the area, Vertical Endeavor's rock climbing walls, a kid's playground, an 18' inflatable fire truck slide and more! Make us your party headquarters!


Bayfront Festival Park

Canal Park Waterfront
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-5573
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Few things are more fun than a summer concert on the bright, beautiful shores of our big lake. And Bayfront Festival Park makes it better than ever! Enjoy comfortable concert surroundings, all-new facilities, enhanced vendor areas, spectacular landscaping and a natural amphitheater, which provides an unobstructed view of every concert, as well as ships in the harbor beyond. The quintessential outdoor concert park, Bayfront welcomes countless local, regional and national acts, including the famous Bayfront Blues Festival every August. Bayfront, like no place else in Minnesota, it is the place to be this summer.

In winter, Bayfront really comes to life with the largest holiday display in the Midwest. Experience the magic of nearly 3 million lights illuminating Bayfront Festival Park during the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Be amazed by the tallest steel animated Christmas tree in the U.S. Bayfront Park also welcomes thousands of cheerful winter enthusiasts to an old-fashioned skating rink surrounded with the kind of warmth you find only in a Norman Rockwell original. Skate, stroll, sit in the silence of a starry winter's night and enjoy the splendor of our most dazzling season.


Beaver Air Tours by Lake Country Air Service

5000 Minnesota Ave. Hanger #9
Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
(612) 812-1223
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Enjoy a bird's eye view of the beautiful Twin Ports in the famous de Havilland Beaver seaplane. Soar over mansions, ore docks, historic sites and more with window seats and personalized headsets for a smooth, narrated tour with your experienced pilot. Tours are offered until mid-October and can accommodate groups of up to seven individuals (weight limitations apply). Flight times range from 10 minutes to an hour long, depending on the number of passengers. Custom trips, charters and hourly rates are also available.


Bob Dylan Way

Extends from Michigan Street at 5th Avenue West to 15th Avenue East & London Road
Duluth, MN

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Duluth is proud to be the birthplace of celebrated singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Though his time in Duluth was brief-he moved to Hibbing, Minn. at the age of six-Dylan's artistic spirit lives on in our community's lively arts and cultural scene. In May 2006, the city of Duluth designated a cultural pathway in honor of Dylan's 65th birthday. The 1.8-mile Bob Dylan Way, marked with signage, winds through downtown, extending from Michigan Street at 5th Avenue West to 15th Avenue East and London Road. The drive follows Michigan Street, Superior Street and London Road (which leads to the"Highway 61 Revisted" of the album), linking some of our city's celebrated cultural assets, including the Depot and the old Armory. Fitger's Brewery Complex, located at 600 East Superior Street, houses a new exhibit about Bob Dylan. Stop by to learn more about this local legend.


Canal Park Boat Rental
K&J Watersports/Twin Ports Flyboard

Dock 1, Minnesota Slip
Canal Park
Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
(218) 341-3429
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We are bringing exciting new adventures to Duluth's Canal Park, under new ownership! We will be renting out Sea-Doo jet skis, Flyboards (Water Jetpack), and bringing back the electric boat. Explore the historic Duluth/Superior Harbor as your own Captain! Get an up-close look at the ships, tugboats, loading docks, and the pilot house of a century old sunken tugboat. You can even spend a few hours to a couple of days exploring or fishing the St. Louis River. Our jet skis hold 2 people each, and the boat holds up to 7 people with life jackets and wet suits provided. We are centrally located in Canal Park in slips 1&2 next to the blue Minnesota Slip Draw Bridge. Hourly rates start at only $65. Give us a call to book in advance!


Cat's Paw Charters

Lakehead Boat Basin
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-2360 • (800) 519-2360
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Captain Gerry Downes
Vessel Name: "Blue Haven" - 41' Hatteras.

The world's most renowned luxury sportfish yacht. Special rates for small groups. Last moment calls welcome.


Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

The memorial is located at Second Avenue East and First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-2990
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"It is by remembering the injustice of our past that we learn to live with justice in the future." Likenesses of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are enshrined by a solemn memorial in downtown Duluth, right at the intersection where, in 1920, they were victims of a lynch mob. Falsely accused of rape, the three young African- Americans were dragged from jail, tried on the street in front of 5,000-10,000 people, and then hanged in the chaos that ensued. It was perhaps the worst day in Duluth's history, but the opening of this memorial in 2003 helps begin the healing of the wounds of our past. All are welcome to attend the Day of Remembrance observance held annually at the Memorial on June 15.


Day Tripper of Duluth


Duluth, MN 55804 • Map it + more!
(218) 390-1605
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Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. We offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in EVERY SEASON. Visit our website to see our full listing of trips and camping options. Come try fat biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more! Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.


Duluth Children's Museum

115 South 29th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 733-7543
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The Duluth Children's Museum has educated and inspired children for over 80 years. We realize that play is essential to our positive mental, physical, social and emotional development. Play is so important to child development that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has determined that play is a basic right of every child. From a dinosaur dig to balls and ramps, our creative and interactive exhibits and programs are designed to spark children's curiosity through play, learning and discovery. The Duluth Children's Museum educates children in the fields of science, technology, math and science developing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

WINTER HOURS:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

SUMMER HOURS: (May 3 thru Labor Day)
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Rates:
$7.50 for ages 1 and up
Member rates: Museum is free-


Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
(218) 722-5573, General Information;(218) 727-4344 Ticket Information • (800) 628-8385, Meeting Information
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Duluth is the perfect green city to combine business with pleasure. The DECC provides the ideal setting for meetings and conventions. It is within walking distance to over 1,600 hotel rooms, unique shops and tempting restaurants. Panoramic views of the Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior is the backdrop for our 250,000-sq.-ft. facility. We boast the second largest ballroom in the state with two convention centers. We feature our own internal Catering and Exposition Services Department to make planning your event a breeze. Ample parking with a new ramp makes it easy and accessible to downtown and for event parking at the DECC and the William A. Irvin.

As a community center, the DECC is the proud home of:

  • Broadway in Duluth
  • Concerts
  • Corporate and public events
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
  • Home and Sport Shows
  • Minnesota Ballet
  • UMD Men's and Women's Bulldog Hockey

    The DECC is a nationally recognized leader in reducing energy use, reusing products, and recycling waste. We are proud to have been honored with the Lake Superior Binational Forum Stewardship Award, and the MN Great Governor's Award for our environmental stewardship. The new AMSOIL Arena is now complete and the facility will proudly receive Gold LEED (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.


    The Duluth Experience

    132 West 12th Street
    Duluth, MN 55806 • Map it + more!
    218) 464-6337
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    The Duluth Experience provides guided kayak tours on Lake Superior and mountain bike tours on some of Duluth's gnarliest singletrack. All of our adventure tours include lunch from a locally owned restaurant and one-on-one interactions with our experienced guides. Looking to try something new or improve your skills on the water or trail? Then check out our website and choose your next adventure! The Duluth Experience Adventure Kiosk is conveniently located in Canal Park - just off the Lakewalk between the Inn on Lake Superior and the Hampton Inn. We also offer kayak and bike rentals!


    The Duluth Experience

    132 West 12th Street
    Duluth, MN 55806
    218) 464-6337
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    The Duluth Experience is a full service tour and sightseeing company headquartered in Duluth, MN and servicing the Lake Superior Region. Our knowledge of, and experience in, the local craft brewing scene - along with our expertise in tourism, a shared passion for Duluth's rich historic tradition, and a deep appreciation for the unique ecological setting of northern Minnesota synergize to create personalized interactions with the history and cultures of Duluth's past, present, and future. Our competitive rates and focus on (1) entertainment, (2) education, (3) esthetics, and (4) escapism will prove that we are the go-to team for enriching your Duluth Experience.


    Duluth Glides Segway Tours

    1328 E. 1st St
    Duluth, MN 55805 • Map it + more!
    (800) 979-3370
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    On your own personal Segway Transporter (PT), glide into the heart of Duluth's Lakeside and Canal Park area along a 6 mile narrated tour learning about Duluth's interesting history and facts via your own wireless audio system. Explore more highlights of Duluth on your PT than possible by any other mode of transportation. Online or by phone advance purchase of tickets required. Tours run daily.


    Duluth Huskies Baseball Club

    Historic Wade Stadium 34th Avenue West & Grand Avenue
    116 West Superior, Duluth, MN 55802 (main office)
    Duluth, MN 55807 • Map it + more!
    (218) 786-9909
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    Come out and enjoy quality family entertainment at historic Wade Municipal Stadium right here in Duluth.

    Now entering their 11th season in the Northwoods League, the Huskies have established themselves as perennial contenders by bringing in the best college players from the strongest baseball programs in the country.

    During the Huskies first 10 seasons, seven former Duluth players have reached Major League Baseball. Players are exposed to a high level of play and showcase their talent before professional scouts. The team plays 70 games in 75 days from late May through mid-August and operates the same as minor league professional organizations.

    Tickets can be purchased over the phone, online or at the box office. Group outing rates are available if purchased in advance. Come root for the home team!


    The Duluth Playhouse

    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 733-7555
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    The Duluth Playhouse brings the finest in entertainment and theatre arts to Minnesota's Northeast Region. Featuring local and professional artists, the Playhouse hosts a year-round season of live theatre. The Play Ground, our satellite theatre, is an alternative performing arts venue offering engaging, though-provoking programming in all disciplines-theatre, dance, music, poetry, art, film and the spoken word. And our newest addition, the Conservatory for the Performing Arts, provides innovative performing arts education for children and adults in acting, music & dance year round. Between the Playhouse, Children's Theatre, Play Ground Theatre and the Conservatory for the Performing Arts there are endless opportunities for everyone.

    2015 Children's Theatre Shows

    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.
    January 22-25

    Shrek the Musical
    March 12-22

    Tickets: Adults $12.00-$15.00
    Youth $10.00 - $12.00

    Designated accessible parking or off-street parking, accessible entrance, accessible restrooms.


    Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

    130 West Superior Street, Suite LL2
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 623-3776
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    The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) is a centerpiece of the Twin Ports area's eminence in the performing arts. The DSSO is the largest arts organization north of the Twin Cities. Its professional status and program are enriched by 100 musicians, many drawn from the music departments of three local colleges and universities, and the exceptional sound of the Duluth Auditorium (DECC) concert hall. This auditorium's new specially engineered $1,000,000 acoustic shell is the ensemble's finest instrument, extolled by its audience and critics.

    The orchestra was founded in 1932, and today flourishes under the baton of Music Director Markand Thakar. Each season the DSSO presents seven classical concerts, three pops concerts and occasional special offerings. The orchestra also supports three youth ensembles that perform throughout the year.

    Tickets are available by calling (218) 623-3776 or at the DSSO office. View the full concert calendar at www.dsso.com.


    Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark

    2400 London Road
    Duluth, 55812 • Map it + more!
    (218) 728-3601 • (800) 777-7925
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    Imagine a Polynesian indoor waterpark that is 30,000-square-feet of pure, water-soaked fun! That's exactly what visitors will find at "The Edge" in Duluth, Minnesota. The Edge takes guests far away to a tropical island-with an exploding volcano and Polynesian-themed water adventures all around. Eat, drink and relax at Tiki Tom's Oasis & Grill. Hours of tropical entertainment for the kids in our 2,000-square-foot arcade. Two four-story slides will take guests on thrilling rides that end in our splash pool. The Edge also features a large interactive children's wet and wild play area. For more information, log onto www.duluthwaterpark.com or call for reservations. Slide into the fun and book your reservations now!

    Winter Hours: Mon-Thurs/ 8 am-12 pm, 4 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sun/ 8 am-10 pm

    Summer Hours: 8 am-10 pm daily.
    Hours subject to change.

    Admission is complimentary with guest room. Fully accessible.


    Enger Park Golf Course

    1801 West Skyline Parkway
    Duluth, MN 55806 • Map it + more!
    (218) 723-3451
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    Centrally located in Duluth, Enger Park offers three championship nines. Rolling hills, turning fairways, and elevation changes all come in to play on this scenic and challenging layout. Multiple tees allow for players of all levels. Golf rates: $18 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes. Cart rates: $10 for 9 holes, $15 for 18 holes.


    Fitger's Museum

    600 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 722-0410
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    In 1859, Fitger's beer ran so cold a stein had to be heated before the beer could be enjoyed. Today within the bluestone walls of the renovated brewery, discover the Fitger's Museum. See the copper kettle and memorabilia from what was once the most successful brewery in the state. Enjoy a trip back in time to the brewing days. Historic pictures and advertising can be seen in the Fitger's Museum and throughout Fitger's. Shopping, dining and the Historic Fitger's Inn. The charming Fitger's Museum is free. Covered parking and Lakewalk access.

    Open Mon-Fri/10am-5pm year-round.

    Admission is free.


    Fond-du-Luth Casino

    129 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-0280 • (800) 873-0280
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    There's always something for everyone amid the excitement and glamour of Fond-du-Luth Casino conveniently located in downtown Duluth. We have over 750 of your favorite video slot machines ranging from penny, two cent, nickel, quarter and dollar with all slot machines ticket in/ticket out. We also have Blackjack tables with betting limits from $3-$1,000. Membership is FREE-sign up today. Fond-du-Luth Casino also offers concessions with a full-service lounge and all your favorite beverages. All customers must be at least 18 years of age to game.

    Open 24 hours every day.


    Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

    3300 London Road
    Duluth, MN 55804 • Map it + more!
    (218) 726-8910 • (888) 454-GLEN
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    Feel the Presence of the Past

    Historic Glensheen offers grand opulence and regional history at its 39-room mansion located on our seven-acre, lakeside estate. With its intact 1908 collection and lively tour incorporating family stories, no wonder it's been voted Duluth's #1 attraction and #1 museum by readers of Duluth/Superior Magazine.

    In addition to mansion tours, visitors may also take the new Grand Gardens & Trails tour. This guided walk satisfies history buffs and green thumbs alike with Chester Congdon's vision for his sustainable estate. Enjoy the handcrafted details, a stroll over our stone bridge or just sit in one of our Adirondack chairs by Lake Superior.

    Open year-round; call or visit the Web site for days and hours.


    Click on the following link to view the Glensheen Historic Estate video. Glensheen Historic Estate.


    Great Lakes Aquarium

    353 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 740-FISH (3474)
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    Great Lakes Aquarium is located on the harbor in Duluth, just off exit 256B on I-35. Featuring five daily programs, this hands-on discovery center inspires guests to explore animals and habitats found in the Great Lakes Basin and other waters of the world. Visitors experience the geologic forces that shaped Lake Superior; watch as divers feed fish in a massive, two-story tank; raise and lower locks on a scale model of the Great Lakes; witness North American river otters at play; and pet young sturgeon. Exhibits showcase 230 different species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals providing a unique window into watery worlds. The Aquarium is currently home to more than 1,000 animals in all. Visitors of all ages will be captivated gazing at swimming seahorses, feeding lively rainbow and brook trout, and watching our river otters at play. A changeable exhibit gallery, designed to interpret marine animals and habitat, currently features Shipwrecks Alive! featuring sharks, stingrays and coral reef fish, exploring the life that teems underwater as sunken ships become habitat.


    Happy Hooker Charters

    Waterfront Plaza Marina
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 940-9400
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    Captains: Peter Dahl, Jon Dahl, and Dave Dahl
    Vessel Names: "Happy Hooker" "Hooker Too" "Treble Hook."

    Where "fishin' is tradition"
    Experience makes the difference and the Dahls have the experience. Since 1976 the Dahls have established a reputation for competent and courteous service to their customers. We run 3 of the biggest, fastest, and safest boats in the area, 32 1/2 ft. Marinettes.

    They are all a bit different like the captains themselves. They are custom fitted with the latest electronics and safety gear. Let the Lake Superior "HOOKERS" be your guides to fun and adventure on the Lake Superior. Fishing licenses available dockside - free fish filleting and bagging.


    Hartley Nature Center

    3001 Woodland Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55803 • Map it + more!
    (218) 724-6735
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    Hartley Nature Center is located in Duluth's 660-acre Hartley Park. A marvel of green building technology, the center serves as a base for a broad range of outdoor activities.

    Self-guided opportunities originating at the facility involve hiking the scenic Superior Hiking Trail, informational tours of the green building, and interpretive walks for the butterfly and water gardens. Recreational equipment available for rent includes canoes, cross-country skis and snowshoes. Hartley Park has 3.6 miles of groomed ski trails and ten miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.


    I'd Rather Be Fishing Charters

    Minnesota Slip Bridge
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 428-0926
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    Ready to get out on the big lake, Gitche Gumee, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America? We are! Not only will you enjoy incredible views of Duluth, the north shore and miles of crystal clear blue water, you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the biggest fresh water fish around! Join us on the "Rendezvous" and experience a true outdoor adventure.


    Korean Veterans Memorial

    On the Lakewalk near Lakeplace Park
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Dedicated on August 21, 2003, the Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Korean conflict. Learn about Duluth's B Company, a highly decorated group of local soldiers, most of whom served in combat. The memorial is illuminated and especially poignant at night.


    Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

    7100 Grand Avenue (across from the Lake Superior Zoo, behind the Little Store)
    Duluth, MN 55816 • Map it + more!
    218-624-7549
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    Join the fun of traveling the first railroad route into Duluth, a 6 mile historic train journey following the beautiful St. Louis River Corridor in West Duluth. The one hour, forty minute ride is filled with history, wildlife and incredible scenery. This ride is the closest view of the river without getting wet! Check out the two vintage 100 year old passenger coaches and the 1946 switch engine. Step outside to the outdoor Safari Car and experience nature at its best! Wander through the cars freely.

    Listen to the narration that includes rich Ojibwa history and learn about local land marks such as:
    Beaver Dam
    Munger Landing
    Clough Island
    Blackmere Curve
    Spirit Island
    Skimmer Pond
    Mud Lake
    Oliver Bridge
    Plus more!!

    See views of Duluth that only can be seen by the train with unobstructed views of the lush forest and panoramic views overlooking Wisconsin. See islands that can only be seen by rail road or water. Travel along the 12,000 acre freshwater estuary that has some of the best walleye, muskie and bass fishing in the state.

    Enjoy watching the yellow switch engine as it uncouples from the west-bound train and circles over to the opposite end to couple back up to the train to head east to the Ticket Office. Take an engine tour before the ride, meet the crew - Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Narrator, and Car Host- and take lots of photos along the way. This ride is a one of a kind, unique rail road experience!

    Be sure to join us for the fall color show when the trees in the River Corridor show off, it is spectacular!

    2015 Season:
    June 13, 2015, through October 11, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays only
    Departs at 10:30am and 1:30pm
    Adults $13.50, Children (4-12 yrs) $8.00
    Three years and younger ride free

    Charters Available

    Depart from the LS&M parking lot in West Duluth, just across Grand Avenue from the Lake Superior Zoo. Please arrive about 20 minutes prior to departure to purchase tickets and board the train. Allow time to tour the engine, if available. Check out the web-site at www.lsmrr.org & Facebook Page or call 218-624-7549 for more information.

    Directions:
    From Downtown/Waterfront: South on I-35 Left exit (251B) Grand Avenue Left just before Little Store

    From South: North on I-35 Right exit (251a) Cody St Right on 59th Ave W Right on Grand Ave Left just before Little Store


    Lake Superior Art Glass

    202 E. Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    218-464-1799
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    The gallery at Lake Superior Art Glass features glass artwork of all types made by artists from the Midwest and beyond. This includes stained, fused, torch-worked, furnace worked, and much more! Owner, Dan Neff, has blown glass since 2003 and has shown his work around the country. Dan loves to share his passion of glass with others and offers classes, live demos, and studio time! Visit the website for schedules of classes and demos.


    Lake Superior Helicopters

    Rides out of Duluth International Airport at 4525 Airport Approach Road,
    (mailing address is PO Box 15035)
    Duluth, MN 55815-0035 • Map it + more!
    (218) 461-2857
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    Lake Superior Helicopters offers breathtaking and affordable helicopter tours for all ages. There are several options available to experience all that the Twin Ports area has to offer. Travel up the North Shore, fly over various landmarks including the Duluth Harbor and the Glensheen Mansion, and lay your eyes on beautiful terrain including the St. Louis River and Jay Cook State Park. Allow us to provide you the opportunity to take part in what many call the most memorable experience of their lives.


    Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
    (US Army Corps of Engineers)

    600 South Lake Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 720-5260;Boatwatchers Hotline, 24 hours in season,(218) 722-6489
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    Film shows, model ships and exhibits featuring commercial shipping activities on Lake Superior and in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. At Canal Park, you are within yards of giant lake carriers and foreign ships as they pass under the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge. While you are there, sit back and enjoy the beautiful gulls and walk along the canal's piers to its lighthouses. New exhibits on lighthouses and vessel traffic opened with assistance from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association which operates a small gift shop. Open year-round. No admission. Programs always free. Groups must register in advance. It's the boat watcher's paradise. Come and enjoy it.

    Spring (mid-March thru May): 10am-4:30pm daily; Fri. and Sat. closing at 6pm

    Summer (June thru mid-Oct): 10am-9pm daily

    Fall (mid-Oct thru mid-Dec): 10am-4:30pm daily

    Winter (mid-Dec thru mid-March): 10am-4:30pm Fri, Sat, and Sun.

    Free admission. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp. Restrooms are accessible.


    Lake Superior Railroad Museum

    The Depot, downtown Duluth
    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 733-7590; (218) 727-8025 ext. 503 (programs/tours)
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    Climb up in the cab of one of the world's largest steam locomotives and take the throttle of the huge Yellowstone Class Mallet. Experience what the trainmen saw, sitting high in the cupola of a wooden caboose, and learn why they called the last car on a train "the crummy." Imagine what dining on the rails was like as you marvel at one-of-a-kind dining car china and table settings displayed in a restored, turn-of-the-century coach. The history of railroading in Minnesota starts with the state's first steam locomotive, the William A. Crooks, shown on Track Seven. From steam-powered rotary snow removal equipment to a FREE trolley ride, there's something for everyone at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Plan to spend several hours here and bring your camera!

    Summer Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day 9:30am-6pm daily

    Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/10am-5pm and Sun/1pm-5pm.

    Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

    Call for group rates and special accessibility information. Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.


    Lake Superior Zoo

    (72nd Avenue West & Grand Avenue)
    7210 Fremont Street
    Duluth, MN 55807 • Map it + more!
    (218) 730-4500
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    Duluth's Wild Side!
    If you're looking for fun things to do in Duluth, MN, you've come to the right place. Located just 10 minutes from downtown/Canal Park, the Lake Superior Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience for animal lovers of all ages. The zoo is home to numerous endangered and threatened animals such as snow leopard, Amur tiger, swamp monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, Pallas' cats, Angolan colobus, and more. Be sure to check out the daily animal enrichment schedule, designed to excite both animals and visitors alike. Explore the zoo's beautiful 16 acre park, located at the base of Spirit Mountain and on the banks of Kingsbury Creek. Enjoy waterfalls, bridges, wildlife, hiking trails and more. The zoo's other amenities include the Tiger's Paw Gift Shop featuring souvenirs, Trouble's a Brewin' coffee and fair trade gift items from around the world, the Zoo Train (seasonal), stroller and wagon rentals, free parking, the Safari Café (seasonal), special tours, group discounts, and private and after-hours rentals. Visit www.LSZooDuluth.org for a complete list of offerings, upcoming special events, and today's schedule. Open year-round, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    SUMMER HOURS:
    (June-September) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    WINTER HOURS:
    (October-May) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    Lakewalk


    Duluth, MN 55802

    The Lakewalk is 7 miles long, and goes from Canal Park to 60th Avenue East. Take a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, stopping for ice cream or a Lakeview lunch. Strap on your skates and break a sweat. Or, rent bikes for the whole family and glide up and down the gentle hills.


    Lester Park Golf Course

    1860 Lester River Road
    Duluth, MN 55804 • Map it + more!
    (218) 525-0830
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    One of Minnesota's best-kept secrets, Lester Park is located on the scenic North Shore of Minnesota and overlooks Lake Superior. The Championship-style course layout provides a challenge for players of all levels and excellent views of Lake Superior on 20 of 27 holes. Golf rates: $18 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes. Cart rates: $10 for 9 holes, $15 for 18 holes.


    Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium

    1023 University Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812 • Map it + more!
    (218) 726-7129
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    Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers videos, documentaries, and dark-sky shows in 360` - full-dome theater format with surround sound. Public shows are offered Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm. All programs are followed by a planetarium dark-sky show and outdoor telescope viewing Friday evenings (weather permitting). Visit the gift shop and explore the exhibits.


    Minnesota Ballet

    301 West 1st Street, #800
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 529-3742
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    Minnesota Ballet maintains a highly professional dance company and a school of 200 students. The Company presents works of artistic and historic importance. The Ballet stages original works in styles from classical ballet to contemporary ballet jazz. The Ballet also stages critically-acclaimed full-length story ballets such as "The Nutcracker," "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," as well as Acts II of "Swan Lake" and "Giselle," resplendent in rich costumes, sets and choreography.


    Moon Shadow Sailing

    Minnesota Slip
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 590-2528
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    Moon Shadow Sailing offers sailing experiences on Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Step aboard our comfortable and fully equipped sailboats to explore a corner of the world's largest fresh water lake or the nation's most inland ocean port. Our sailboats are skippered by friendly and knowledgeable United States Coast Guard licensed captains to ensure your experience is enjoyable and safe. Be as involved as you wish; sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm. Our boats are licensed to accommodate up to 6 passengers. The mid-summer schedule will include 4 departures a day for a 2.5 hour sail on either Lake Superior or the Duluth-Superior Harbor. We also offer sunset sails, corporate outings, family reunions or other special events. Please call or email us to personalize your request.


    Munger Trail Bike Rental & Shuttle Service

    7408 Grand Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55807 • Map it + more!
    (218) 624-4814 • (800) 982-BIKE
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    Fully experience Duluth & northern Minnesota. Take a "downhill all the way" bike ride on the fully paved Willard Munger State Bicycle Trail. Hike a portion of the beautiful Superior Hiking Trail. Bicycle rentals & shuttle pick up from most Duluth area motels and hotels. Canoe, kayak & boat rentals also available.


    Nelson's Guide and Charter Service

    707 South 64th Avenue West
    Duluth, MN 55807
    (218) 628-1681
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    Captain Charlie Nelson

    Nelson's Guide and Charter Service is the finest walleye and multi-species fishing guide service on the St. Louis River-one of Lake Superior's main tributaries-located between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. Half day as well as full day trips are available. Visit us on the Web at stlouisriverguy.com.


    North Shore Scenic Railroad

    The Depot, downtown Duluth
    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-1273 • (800) 423-1273
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    A conductor checks your ticket and calls out "All Aboard!" Three short blasts of the whistle and your adventure begins. As the train pulls out of the historic Union Depot in downtown Duluth, your narrator explains the history of our region and the role that railroads played in its development. Two lines of steel lead the train through the city, Canal Park, along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic Northwoods. Riding in vintage open and air-conditioned coaches, you'll cross over North Shore rivers that splash and tumble towards Lake Superior. Riding the train is great fun! Excursions run seven days a week during the summer, weekends in the spring and fall. Take the 1 1/2-hour Lester River Trip, a six-hour excursion to Two Harbors or the popular family "Pizza Train." There are "Elegant Dinner Trains," "Murder Mystery Trains," "The Grandma's Marathon Special" and others. Call for group rates and special charters. Trains depart from behind the Depot, May-Oct. Call for accessibility information. Combo tickets earn a generous discount to visit the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot, which includes three museums, including the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and two art galleries.

    NEW−Steam Train weekends in September and October. Call for reservations.


    North Shore SUP

    Park Point
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 343-1308
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    Stand Up Paddleboarding. Come SUP with us on the bayside or lakeside of Park Point. We offer affordable rentals, daily classes including intro classes, yoga/fitness classes, guided tours and more!! Wet suits, booties and PFD's available. We look forward to seeing you on the water!!


    Northland Country Club

    3901 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55804 • Map it + more!
    (218) 525-1941
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    One of Minnesota's finest golf courses. Rated as a top 100 Classis Golf Course by Golf World. This Donald Ross designed 18-hole gem is a wooded, gently rolling course with amazing views of Lake Superior; tough enough for low handicappers, yet is still eminently enjoyable for higher handicappers.


    Playfront Park on the Bay


    Duluth, MN 55802

    Playfront Park on the Bay features a unique children's playground built by the Junior League of Duluth and Duluth citizens, Playfront Park is located inside Bayfront Festival Park at the base of 5th Ave West. This new playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children's balance, coordination and strength. The park is open daily for children of all ages.


    Positive Energy Outdoors

    15 miles N of Duluth near Island Lake
    Duluth, MN 55803 • Map it + more!
    (218) 391-0147/(218) 428-5990
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    Dog Sledding/Skijoring - Help harness our friendly Alaskan huskies and enjoy expert instruction on trails rivaling the BWCAW.

    Draft Horses - Sleigh and wagon rides, learn to harness and drive or just enjoy the ride.

    Rock Climbing - In Duluth and up the shore, climbing for all ages and abilities-ask about winter ice climbing half-day to full-day trips!

    Kayaking - Private Inland lake just north of Duluth or Lake Superior at Two Harbors, Split Rock Lighthouse or the fantastic sea cliffs of Shovel Point or Palisade Head. Kids love our youth-sized kayaks! Safety skills and big water techniques or leisurely tours, kayak fishing options.

    Team Building - Portable climbing wall and/or group challenges expertly facilitated and processed.

    Positive Energy Outdoor (ed)Ventures is at 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and proceeds from Outdoor (ed)Ventures programming benefits outings for youth agencies in the Twin Ports region.


    Positive Energy Outdoors

    15 miles N of Duluth near Island Lake
    Duluth, MN 55803 • Map it + more!
    (218) 391-0147/(218) 428-5990
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    Our professionally guided experiences, including dog sledding, horse drawn sleigh and wagon rides, skijoring instruction, snowshoeing, inland lake and Lake Superior kayak tours and instruction, Duluth and North Shore rock and ice climbing and team building, explore people and animal powered outdoor adventure. Positive Energy programs emphasize fun, teamwork, healthy risk taking and positive communication. Custom programming includes activities for families, groups, individuals, women's programs, day camps and special events. We are proud to celebrate over 40 years of combined professional experience leading outdoor adventures for people of all ages and abilities.


    The Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park

    (13th Avenue East & London Road)
    Duluth, MN 55802

    A spectacular extension of Leif Erikson Park, Duluth's Rose Garden offers a beautiful arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. There's also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden and plenty of benches overlooking the lake.


    S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

    350 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-7876; (218) 727-0022
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    The William A. Irvin was the proud flagship of the U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet. The Irvin provided elegance and comfort to the dignitaries and guests it carried. From the millions of tons of iron ore loaded, to its magnificently appointed wood-paneled staterooms and fine dining, the Irvin was the pride of the fleet.

    Open daily May-October, guided tours only.

    Call 218-722-7876 for admission rates. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more by calling (218) 623-1236. Located in the Minnesota Slip in the heart of Canal Park just across from the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

    Kids 10 and under get in FREE per each paid adult!

    Check out www.duluthhauntedship.com for information on the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship!


    Scenic Byways

    Skyline Drive, Scenic Hwy 61, Hwy 11 & Gunflint Trail, Superior National Forest Byway
    Duluth, MN

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    Enjoy a change of pace with a relaxing drive on one of our many nearby Scenic Byways. Whether you are traveling to a particular destination or just meandering, State and National Scenic Byways are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the road less traveled. Scenic Highway 61 has been named an All-American Road. This breathtaking section of highway, which runs more than 120 miles from Duluth up Lake Superior's North Shore to the Canadian Border, is the northernmost tip of one of America's most fabled thoroughfares.


    The Ski Hut

    East Store: 1032 E. 4th St.
    Duluth, MN 55805
    West Store: 5607 Grand Ave.
    Duluth, MN 55807 • Map it + more!
    East: 218-724-8525
    West: 218-624-5889
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    Skyline Drive, Scenic Byway


    Duluth, MN

    A dramatic 30-mile drive 600 feet above the shoreline. Superb views of Lake Superior, the harbor and Twin Ports; famed Hawk Ridge on Seven Bridges Road; rock canyons, and tumbling streams. Frequent observation points and markers.


    Snowflake Nordic Ski Center

    4348 Rice Lake Road
    Duluth, MN 55811 • Map it + more!
    (218) 726-1550
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    Skiers say Snowflake is the best and most popular cross-country ski center. Expertly groomed trails designed for beginners to experts. Lighted trails. We offer rentals, instruction and a warm and welcoming chalet. We love cross-country skiing and cross-country skiers!


    Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

    9500 Spirit Mountain Place
    Duluth, MN 55810 • Map it + more!
    (218) 628-2891 • (800) 642-6377
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    Hop on the "Timber Twister" Alpine Coaster or the "Timber Flyer" Zip Line for year-round fun unlike anything in the Midwest. In the warmer months you can play 9 holes of Mini Golf, take a scenic chairlift ride, or try our NEW lift-access downhill mountain bike trails. And in the brisker months you can zip down the snowcovered slopes at the NEW 4-lane Snow Tubing Park.


    Spirit Mountain Recreation Area

    9500 Spirit Mountain Place
    Duluth, MN 55810 • Map it + more!
    (218) 628-2891 • (800) 642-6377
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    Some of the best skiing this side of the Rockies! With over 175 skiable acres on 22 runs, the biggest Terrain Park in the Midwest, 22km of cross-country ski trails, and the best snowmaking and grooming equipment available, Spirit Mountain is designed to please everyone. With a brand NEW Spirit Express II chairlift, and a NEW base chalet in 2013, the on-slope experience has never been better! And for those in your party who don't ski, we have several winter activities available at our Adventure Park, including snow tubing. Spirit Mountain also offers a variety of family and group rates, as well as incredible lift ticket and lodging packages. For more information, call (800) 642-6377 or (218) 628-2891.


    St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, The Depot

    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 727-8025 • (888) 733-5833
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    Today, heritage steam locomotives and their antique, gilded, wooden coaches wait trackside in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, home of the Midwest's largest indoor train collection. (See Lake Superior Railroad Museum and North Shore Scenic Railroad.) Also, walk the streets of Depot Square, a realistic, life-size depiction of downtown Duluth at the turn of the century. One low-priced admission ticket lets you enjoy the railroad museum plus the St. Louis Historical Society's exhibits featuring regional history, and the Duluth Art Institute's two galleries. The Depot is also home to the Duluth Playhouse Theater and three other area performing arts organizations including the Minnesota Ballet, Matinee Musicale and Arrowhead Chorale. Two unique museum stores offer rare items relating to the building's past and current use.

    Summer Hours: Memorial Day- Labor Day/9:30am-6pm daily.

    Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/ 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm

    Call for group rates, guided tours, and special exhibit information.


    Team Crush Outdoors

    1033 Minnesota Ave.
    Duluth, MN 55802
    320-761-6783
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    Come out and enjoy a comfortable fishing or Pleasure Yachting experience on Lake Superior in Team Crush's 30' Trojan. Let Captain Cameron, "Red Beard", Lindner and his friendly First mate Ray, provide you with a great fishing experience. Team Crush has the right equipment it takes to make sure you Crushum'. Call anytime to book a trip, short notice is no problem. also call for Pleasure Yachting information, and make it a special night for that great lady in your life!


    Teatro Zuccone

    222 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 336-1414
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    In its commitment to promoting the value of live entertainment, Teatro Zuccone inspires, creates and produces entertainment that's both unique and thought-provoking. Catch a show by Duluth's iconic theater ensemble, Renegade Theatre Company, or live music, comedy, magic, who knows! Call or check online for performance schedule. Admission fee varies per performance.


    Tom's Logging Camp

    5797 North Shore Drive
    Duluth, MN 55804
    (218) 525-4120
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    Visit our replicated early logging camp with original equipment. Tour includes 8 museum buildings, gravity house, feeding tame animals and rainbow trout, and a nature trail. The gift shop has a generous jewelry selection, moccasins, pottery gifts and souvenirs. Our sandwich shop roasts our meats, uses fabulous local breads, and has homemade soup and old-fashioned ice cream. Open daily May 1-MEA Weekend in October. $5/adults; $4/children (ages 6-15); 5 and under free.


    Top Hat Carriage Service

    408 1/2 Canal Park Drive - Corner of Morse & Canal Park Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 269-3251

    Enjoy a romantic, old-fashioned carriage ride May-Oct in Duluth's Canal Park. These horse-drawn rides give you a tour of Canal Park's many sights and take you along the shore of Lake Superior. Rides begin in the Marine Museum parking lot next to the canal where the huge oceangoing ships enter the harbor. No reservations needed. Operating from early afternoon until after dark. Also, consider a wedding (or other event) carriage ride in Canal Park, the Rose Garden or other location of your choice.

    Want to Autumn hike and set up a remote luxury camp in the Northwoods of Minnesota or Wisconsin? Leave your backpack at home. Our horses will carry all your gear. Also, Sept and Oct Leaf Turning carriage rides are available for groups of 15 to 30 on Duluth's spectacular East Hillside and quaint Seven Bridges Road.


    Tweed Museum of Art

    University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus
    1201 Ordean Court
    Duluth, MN 55812 • Map it + more!
    (218) 726-8222 or (218) 726-7832
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    Collecting and interpreting art from around the world and developing exhibitions and programs for education in the arts.

    With a permanent collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and periods of art history, the Tweed Museum of Art is a major cultural and educational resource for the community on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Tweed Museum of Art aims to inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds who will find images, art objects, and educational programs that foster an understanding and an appreciation of art. The Museum Store offers handcrafted and unique art merchandise.

    Tues/9am-8pm; Wed-Fri/9am-4:30pm; Sat & Sun/1-5pm; closed Mondays and University holidays.

    Free and open to the public. UMD is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Barrier free.


    UMD Kayak, Canoe, Rock Climb, Surf, & Stand Up Paddle Board

    UMD/Outdoor Program,
    1216 Ordean Court, 153 SpHC
    Duluth, MN 55812 • Map it + more!
    (218) 726-7128
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    Explore Lake Superior, the St. Louis River and spectacular rock climbing sites. In struction for all ages and abilities. Call for more information. Equipment Rental Center - We're here to help you get out and explore the great outdoors! Our gear is high quality at an affordable price. Winter is here and we have equipment for you to use, like skis, snowshoes, and winter camping items!


    Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing Facility

    329 South Lake Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 279-9980
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    Our facility beckons visitors with the giant VE logo on our front wall. Once inside, the center point is a giant lighthouse which truly gives it a North Shore feel. Vertical Endeavors features climbing surfaces reaching heights of up to 42 feet. A large bouldering cave rounds out what is one of the Midwest's most impressive indoor climbing facilities. Vertical Endeavors is a full service climbing facility offering indoor and outdoor lessons, kids programs-including birthday parties, scout troops, church youth groups, day camps and many others. Our experiential and teambuilding programs are perfect for sports teams, corporate and non-profit groups. A complete pro-shop makes fulfilling all of your climbing needs affordable and convenient. Special discounts are available for members. Stay tuned to VerticalEndeavors.com for details on all of the ongoing programs and upcoming events. *A Liability Waiver must be filled out completely by each climber or climber's parent or court appointed legal guardian prior to participation.

    BONUS: One day pass at our gym allows you to come and go throughout the day, at any time during our hours of operation. This means you can enjoy lunch in Canal Park or take a break at the hotel and still come back and climb!

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    DAILY PASS
    Weekday $12.00 +tax
    Weekend $12.00 +tax

    FAMILY DAY PASS
    $45 family of 4*
    $10/ each additional family member
    Prices includes All Day Passes & Harness Rentals
    *Parents and their children ages 18 or under who live together.

    RENTALS
    Rental Package $10.00 +tax
    Single Rental Item $4.00 +tax
    Helmet $1.00 +tax


    Veterans Evergreen Memorial Highway

    Along the scenic St. Louis River
    Duluth, MN

    A colorful alternative to I-35, the Veteran's Memorial Highway follows the scenic St. Louis River from Duluth to Askov through Jay Cooke and Banning State Parks. It's a perfect "Sunday Drive" any day of the week.


    Veterans Memorial Hall

    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 733-7500
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    Encounter history through the artifacts and stories of veterans connected to northeastern Minnesota. Created in 1909, the hall now hosts more than 1,500 military and home front artifacts and 6,000 veteran stories, among the largest collections in Minnesota. The current exhibit, Generations of Service, illuminates 150 years of U.S. military history by bringing the stories and artifacts of local service members and families into focus. Free admission. Open daily.


    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    On the Lakewalk near Lakeplace Park
    Duluth, MN 55802

    A tribute to the brave men and women who died and to those who have not yet returned, this solemn memorial offers a place of healing for veterans and their families. As the sun rises over Lake Superior, each name on the wall is illuminated, and as it sets, a beacon is aimed skyward-like the flashlight of a lost soldier showing our veterans the way home.


    Vista Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises

    Waterfront side of the (DECC) Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
    323 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-6218 • (877) 883-4002
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    No trip to Duluth is complete without experiencing the majestic beauty of Lake Superior aboard the Vista Fleet! Choose Your Cruise; from our sensational sunset dinner cruises catered by Savories Catering, exciting narrated sightseeing tours, relaxing cocktail cruises, and delightful ice cream and pizza cruises with entertainment for the whole family. Experience the wonders of Lake Superior as we cruise next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels to take in the activities of the Twin Ports harbor. See lighthouses, ships, beautiful waters and more during your narrated tour aboard the Vista Fleet. Daily May-October. Call for individual and group rates and schedule information. Wheelchair accessible on the 1st deck only.

    Please call or visit our website for the current cruise schedule and specials! Schedule varies throughout our season and is subject to change and cancellations.


    The Waterfront Sculpture Walk

    Duluth's Waterfront
    Duluth, MN

    Offering more than beautiful lake views and charming shops and restaurants, Duluth's waterfront is an expression of art. A series of prized sculptures representing the social, cultural and historical values of Duluth and its Sister Cities in Vaxjo, Sweden; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Perozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara, Japan, create a casual stroll through an outdoor gallery of international art.


    Western Waterfront Trail

    Grand Ave at 72nd Ave W (across from the Zoo)
    Duluth, MN

    Grand Avenue at 72nd Avenue West (across from the Zoo). A 3 1/2 mile path along the St. Louis River. This trail is ideal for hiking, jogging, biking, showshoeing and general sightseeing. Great opportunity to view a variety of species of plants and animals.


    Wheel Fun Rentals

    Canal Park (next to Comfort Suites)
    408 Canal Park Drive
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-1180 • (877) 273-2453
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    Providing unique bicycle fun for the entire family, from toddlers through grandparents. Entertainment for all ages, groups, and family types. All products are maintained on a regular schedule. Memorial Day-Labor Day/10am-Sunset, every day; after Labor Day, weekends only/11am-7pm. Hourly rates based on type of bike.


    Zeitgeist Arts

    222 East Superior Street, Suite 326
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-9100/ (218) 336-1360
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    At Zeitgeist Arts, you'll enjoy fresh American Cuisine, Duluth's newest movie theater, and an intimate, highquality performance theater. Enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with your movie or show, and the satisfaction that you are supporting the local arts and positive community development. Zeitgeist Arts is owned and operated by the A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation, and all proceeds go to supporting its charitable work. Arts Cafe open Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm week nights, 11am-midnight Fri/Sat; Zinema 2 Movie Theater open daily for matinee and evenings; Teatro Zuccone open as scheduled. Admission fee varies.


    Zinema 2

    222 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802 • Map it + more!
    (218) 722-7300
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    Zinema 2 is Duluth's newest movie theater showing the best in first-run movies of all types. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer during the show, not to mention the best popcorn in town. Check for weekend family and children's programming. Call for show times or visit our website. Tickets also available online. Open daily for matinees and evening shows. Adults $7.50; Seniors/Students $6.50; Matinees $6.50; Children $5.50.


    Alpine Slide at Lutsen Mountains

    90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
    Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612 • Map it + more!
    (218) 663-7281
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    Ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain with a leisurely chairlift ride, then hop on your sled and cruise down an exhilarating half-mile of twisting, turning track. You control the speed - take it slow or let it rrrippp! It's amusement park fun the whole family will enjoy in classic North Shore style. Open mid-May through mid-October 10am - 5pm


    Amicus Adventure Sailing

    133 3rd Ave
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    (218) 290-5975
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    Captained charter sailing aboard Amicus II, a custom 40-foot steel cutter. There is no better way to experience the fantastic Lake Superior shoreline. Day sails, evening sails, moonlight sails, and trips up to two weeks. Individuals, families and organized groups. Located in Knife River,15 miles north of Duluth on the Scenic Highway.

    WINTER RIVER EXPLORATION!!
    Travel the ice through deep gorges, hike up frozen waterfalls and duck into caves etched out over thousands of years. Come and explore these hidden gems of the North Shore! No experience necessary, families welcome.


    Big Top Chautauqua

    101 West Bayfield Street
    Washburn, WI 54891 • Map it + more!
    (715) 373-5552 • (888)244-8368
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    Visit Lake Superior's Big Top Chautauqua three miles south of Bayfield, WI at the foot of Mt. Ashwabay. Known as the "Carnegie Hall of tent shows," our 50+ seasonal lineup features original productions, international touring acts, concerts, and variety shows all presented in a picturesque setting under a giant 900-seat, all-canvas tent theater. Performance home of nationally distributed Tent Show Radio program. Food, bar, gardens & gift shop. Suitable for the whole family. Season runs mid- June through early Sept. Free shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn and Ashland. Admission: Varies. For complete information visit our website at www.bigtop.org or call (888) 244-8368. A non-profit performing arts organization since 1986.


    Brule River Canoe Rental, Inc.

    13869 East U.S. Hwy #2
    Brule, WI 54820 • Map it + more!
    (715) 372-4983
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    Brule River Canoe Rental is a canoe & kayak outfitter serving Northern Wisconsin's famous Bois Brule. Float down the famous upper tranquil waters or adventure down lower rivers, the class III whitewater. Serving groups of all sizes since 1962.


    Capt'n J's Miniature Golf

    333 Marina Drive
    Superior, WI 54880 • Map it + more!
    (715) 394-4450
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    Located on historic Barker's Island, the Captain invites you to enjoy 18 holes of family friendly fun. Captain J's is nestled next to the S.S. Meteor whaleback ship, which was built in 1896 and is the last of its kind in existence. Captain J's offers beautiful views of downtown Duluth and the Superior Harbor. Stop by for a relaxing afternoon or an exciting evening under the lights. Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day from 10 am-10 pm. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day hours vary. Please call ahead. $5.00 per person (18 holes) with 4 and under free with a paid round. Birthday specials for all ages. Group rates for 10+. Stamp card available.


    Douglas County Historical Society

    1101 John Avenue
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 392-8449
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    The Douglas County Historical Society was incorporated in 1902 and continues its original mission of sharing and preserving the county's history through student field trips, monthly speaker programs, and genealogy research and through History Theatre, producing new, original plays based on Douglas County history. On the back of the Society's building is Superior's landmark outdoor mural of the historic Palace Theatre.


    Fairlawn Mansion Museum/Superior Public Museums

    906 East Second Street
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 394-5712
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    Fairlawn was built in 1890 as the family estate of Martin Pattison, lumber and mining millionaire and 3-term mayor of Superior. This 42-room mansion recalls Superior's boomtown days, as well as its unique, 40-year history as a Children's Home. Today's visitors will be impressed by the fully restored exterior and main floor rooms, with exotic woodwork, lush fabrics and spectacular, handpainted ceilings. Open year-round. $9 for adults; $7.50 for seniors (62+) and students; children 5 and under free.


    Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort

    6325 Wynne Creek Drive
    Biwabik, MN 55708 • Map it + more!
    (218) 865-8000 • (800) 688-7669
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    Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort is the Midwest's #1 four-season family resort destination. Giants Ridge offers 35 downhill runs, 60km of cross-country ski trails, ski-in/ ski-out accommodations, access to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails and one of Minnesota's largest terrain parks. Combine those features with a quality product & first-class customer service that goes above and beyond, you'll want to visit us again and again. The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge offer 36 holes of the Midwest's greatest golf. Both are listed in Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses." Both courses also received a 4.5 star listing from Golf Digest. No matter what time of year you visit, we've got miles of year-round recreation trails, lake access, unbeatable lodging accommodations, dining, shopping, and much more. Call (800) 688-7669 for rates and hours of operation or visit us at GiantsRidge.com.


    Houston's Guide Service

    4496 South County Road E
    South Range, WI 54874
    (218) 393-4962
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    Professional Licensed Fishing Guides Jarrid Houston & Matt Stewart, offer fully guided fishing excursions specializing in all inclusive ice fishing on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River. Summer trips include waters of Northwest Wisconsin. Clients receive first class knowledge of fishing area Twin-ports waters, as well as memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Wanna Go FishN?


    Judy Garland Birthplace & Museum

    2727 US Hwy 169 S (Pokegema Avenue)
    Located on U.S. Highway 169S Next to the Sawmill Inn
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-9276 • (800) 664-JUDY
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    Tour the restored 1925 historic home where America's Treasure, Judy Garland, spent her formative years. At the adjacent Museum, see the carriage used in the Wizard of Oz, once owned by Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a performance or documentary screening. Memorial Garden with Gazebo. Shop in Professor Marvel's store. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Sept. April & May open Mon - Sat. Call for late autumn & winter hours. General admission for all ages-$8. One Campus-Many Attractions (includes Children's Discovery Museum). Under age 1-free.


    KDK Charter Service

    Barker's Island Marina
    Superior, WI 54880
    (218) 724-1264; (218) 343-3851, boat phone • (888) 724-1264
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    Captain: Dave Koneczny
    Vessel Name: "Lady KDK" - 28' Carver Santa Cruz.

    7 days a week/full & half-day charters. Licenses available. Licensed for MN and WI Lake Superior waters.


    Lutsen Mountains Ski Area

    90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
    Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    (218) 663-7281
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    With 4 mountains, 87 runs and a 1000' vertical rise, Lutsen provides a mountain ski vacation without the airfare. Online packages at www.lutsen.com Open Thanksgiving through mid-April 9:30am - 4:30pm


    Madeline Island Ferry Line, Inc.

    825 Main Street
    La Pointe, WI 54850 • Map it + more!
    (715) 747-2051
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    Walk, bike or drive on board! Just 90 minutes from Duluth, enjoy the beautiful Lake Superior scenery and the magnificent beaches on Madeline Island. Connecting Bayfield and the Island, our ferries cross the 2.5-mile channel in 25 minutes and offer spectacular views of the Apostle Islands. Relax and let the magic of Lake Superior weave its spell. Operating season is April through mid- Jan, with trips running every 1/2 hour during the summer months.


    Minnesota Historical Society North West Company Fur Post

    12551 Voyageur Lane
    Pine City, MN 55063
    (320) 629-6356
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    Visit the reconstructed North West Company wintering post on the Snake River. The original wintering post was built in 1804. A 40-minute guided tour of the post and Ojibwe encampment leaves the visitor center every half hour. Last tour begins at 4pm daily. Exhibits in the visitor center explore the greater fur trade story.

    May: Saturdays, 10a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day: Monday and Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. Open Summer Holidays.


    September: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m.


    September thru May group tours available by reservation.

    $9/adults; $7/seniors; $6/children 6-17; free for children 5 & under. Handicap accessible.


    Mont du Lac Recreation

    3125 Mont du Lac Drive
    Superior, WI 54880 • Map it + more!
    (218) 626-3797
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    Mont du Lac Recreation, nestled on 424 wooded acres, just 15 minutes from Downtown Duluth/ Superior. With breathtaking views of the St. Louis River Valley and Jay Cooke State Park, we offer outdoor activities for everyone no matter the season. In the winter, guests can ski or snowboard on a variety of runs from beginner to expert. Those looking for some adventure can check out our wooded chutes, moguls, beefed up Terrain Park complete with its own surface lift to ensure more time on the snow. Also, be sure to visit our newly expanded Tubing Park with chutes from beginner to advanced! May through October the area offers an array of activities from cross country and downhill mountain biking, to the area's finest disc golf, and rustic camping. In addition, Mont du Lac now offers summer program opportunities for kids in our Nature Quest Camp. Our Base Lodge with its warm, friendly atmosphere is open year round and features a full service pub and grill.


    N&S Great Lakes Fishing

    300 Marina Drive
    Superior, WI 54880
    (763) 427-1784/ (763) 245-2585
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    Captain: Scott Berndt
    Vessel Name: "Greeneyes."

    7 days a week with charters service. Licensed for MN and WI Lake Superior water. Last minute reservations are welcome, might need time to travel. Get ready for a great time.


    NorthShoreVisitor.com

    181 Fall River Road
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-2368
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    A complete online visitors guide to the North Shore.


    Old Firehouse & Police Museum

    402 23rd Ave. E.
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 394-5712
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    Built in 1898, the firehouse displays historic firefighting equipment and the history of the Superior Police Department, including memorabilia and artifacts. Also home of Wisconsin's Police & Fire Hall of Fame, honoring Wisconsin police officers and firefighters for outstanding acts of bravery and community service.

    Open seasonally. Always Free Admission.

    Stairs leading to second floor.


    Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

    305 Harbor View Parkway
    Belknap & Hwys 2/53
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 392-7151 • (888) 816-WWII (9944)
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    A tribute to all those who fought and died, worked and waited.
    Consider times when ordinary people are called on to do extraordinary things...a young farm boy takes to the sky in defense of our freedoms and makes his mark on the world...we take a stand on protecting democracy and our sons and daughters answer the call.These are the stories of our veterans-the people who have put their lives on hold to make sure we sleep safely under the blanket of Freedom. Immerse yourself in their stories and learn about Dick Bong, the US's leading fighter pilot, and see first-hand an example of a rare P-38 Lightning, the aircraft Our"Ace of Aces" flew to fame.

    Hours of Operation:
    Summer (Mid-May to Mid-Oct)
    Mon-Sat/9am-5pm, Sun/Noon-5pm

    Winter (Mid-Oct to Mid-May)
    Tues-Sat/9am-5pm

    Admission: Adults $9, Seniors and students $8. Children 7-12, $7. Children 5 and under-free. Active duty military-free. Special family and group rates available; please call for information on special programs. ADA Compliant. Easy in and out for Bus Tours.


    S.S. Meteor Maritime Museum/Superior Public Museums

    300 Marina Drive
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 394-5712
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    The last of the whalebacks! Launched right here in the Twin Ports in 1896 and designed by local inventor Captain Alexander McDougall, this uniquely shaped ship carried a variety of cargos on the Great Lakes until the 1970's. The tour takes you through the pilot house, crews' quarters and engine room, housing the original and impressive turn of the century triple expansion steam engine. Located on Barkers Island.

    Hours: Open mid-May through Mid-October. Call for tour times.

    $6.00 adults, $5.00 students/seniors, Children 5 and under are free.

    Stairs & ladders throughout the ship.


    Sailboats, Inc.

    250 Marina Drive
    Superior, WI 54880
    (715) 392-7131 • (800) 826-7010
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    Learn to Sail Courses & Sailing Vacations on Lake Superior, Lake Pepin & Lake Michigan. Barker's Island Marina - Lake Superior's largest full service marina. Join our 10,000+ graduates in learning the key skills necessary to charter without a paid captain. Staff available year round to answer your questions.


    Sawtooth Mountain Park at Lutsen Mountains

    90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
    467 Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612 • Map it + more!
    (218) 663-7281
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    A full day of family fun. MOUNTAIN TRAM: Two-mile ride in enclosed four-person aerial gondola to Moose Mountain summit. Scenic views of Lake Superior and North Shore mountains. Hiking Trails. Mountaintop Restaurant. Spectacular Fall Colors. ALPINE SLIDE: A summer luge run, fun for all ages. Scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain, followed by an exhilarating sled ride down through dips and hairpin curves.


    Split Rock Lighthouse

    3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
    (45 miles N of Duluth on MN Hwy. 61)
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    (218) 226-6372
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    Split Rock is a "must-see" attraction for travelers to the Minnesota North Shore. It is one of America's best-preserved and most recognized lighthouses.

    Tours are offered daily in summer and the Visitor Center offers displays, a film in the Theater and shopping in the Museum Store. May 15-Oct 15, Daily 10am-6pm; Oct 16-May 14, Thurs-Mon 11am-4pm (visitor center/store only).

    Admission: $9 Adults,$7 Seniors (65+), $6 children 6-17.


    Superior Hiking Trail

    731 Seventh Avenue
    PO Box 4
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    (218) 834-2700
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    Accept the challenge of hiking some of the most rugged and picturesque trails in the Midwest. The Superior Hiking Trail presents over 270 miles of gorgeous views, towering groves of pine, maple, birch and aspen, tumbling waterfalls and hidden river valleys. Camp at any of the many designated areas or spend a night in a cozy northern resort. This trail is one of the ten best in the United States according to "Backpacker" magazine. All year office hours; Mon-Fri/9am-4:30pm; May 15-Oct 15: Sat/10am-4pm Sun/Noon-4pm.


    Superior Whitewater Raft Tours/Sea Kayak Tours & Rentals

    950 Chestnut Avenue
    Carlton, 55718 • Map it + more!
    (218) 384-4637
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    Professionally Guided Raft Tours
    Here's your chance to explore the wet, wild and wonderful world of whitewater rafting! Superior Whitewater Rafting is located on the St. Louis River in Carlton, just 15 miles south of Duluth. On-water trip time is 2 to 3 hours. Everything is supplied-equipment, shuttle service and the friendliest, most experienced guides you'll find on any river trip. Cost is only $40 per person. Ask us about our Special Youth and Adult Group Rates.

    Trips are run daily, May through Sept.

    Four to six persons share a raft (you'll be paired up with others to fill a raft if necessary). No experience required. Trips are ideal for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. To participate in our Raft Tours you must be in good health and meet our minimum age of 12 years. Our Sea Kayak Rentals/ Tours on beautiful Lake Carlton cost $10 per person per hour and are suitable for everyone-no special requirements.

    For THRILLS, EXCITEMENT, and an ADVENTURE you'll long remember, call (218) 384-4637 (10am-8pm) for more information, or to make reservations. You're in for a treat!


    Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

    6282 Cranberry Road
    Finland, MN 55603 • Map it + more!
    (218) 353-7414
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    Wolf Ridge is about learning, as nature intended. Our year 'round multi-day programs for families and youth inspire lifelong outdoor explorations through hands-on activities, adventure and field study. Are you in the area and want to see what we are all about in person? Please stop in and visit. Our 2000-acre campus is located 1 1/2 hours northeast of Duluth near Little Marais. Check in at the office and we'll point you to trails and overlooks, our live raptor homes, renewable energy systems, outdoors classrooms and more. Or browse www.wolf-ridge.org to sign up for one of our family vacations, summer camps or wilderness trips.

    Visiting hours 9-4 . Every day in summer. M-F during the school year.