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Address: Highway 53, Meadwood Lodge, Voyageurs National Park, MN
Phone Number: 218-374-3221
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DONT RELY ON GPS

Once you find it (turn at daves gas station), you are at a typical national park information center. This is the best way to get to rainy lake, crane lake, and kabetogama lake for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
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Madera, California
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Madera, California
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106 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Once you find it (turn at daves gas station), you are at a typical national park information center. This is the best way to get to rainy lake, crane lake, and kabetogama lake for a novice. Be advised, without a boat, you are lost.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Helpful visitor center with things for kids to see and touch, plus brochures and maps and souvenir stuff for all age levels. Worth a stop.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Found the main Lodge building very cozy and staff very helpful. A short walk slightly downhill is the restroom which are modern and spacious

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Simple but helpful visitor center. The ranger there was a wealth of knowledge about the local animals, trails and the lakes. He was also a great advocate for the exhibits (not extensive) and encouraged us to touch and feel the animal furs, horns, etc. Great stop for kids.

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Colorado
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the most beautiful and unique of the Voygeur's NP visitor centers. Housed in a restored lodge that the Finns built, character drips off the perfectly fitted log walls. Look for the area the park repaired - they're good, but not as good as the Finns. While there take the moderate hike out the Blind Ash Trail. You'll find... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The first of two Voyageurs visitors centers we visited on our trip and our favorite of the two. The Ranger was helpful in pointing out interesting things to see in their area of the park. The gift shop is small, but with everything a National Park enthusiast could want. The cabin also has some interpretive exhibits including a taxidermy loon.... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This national park had no car camping available so we stayed in Orr, Mn. Wonderful programs available at this visitor center but you must check the schedule of days and times. We did a ranger interpretive canoe trip which was over the top fun. Two hours long and in costume. In the afternoon we did a ranger led two hour... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came here to get some info on tours and things to do. Rangers are as usual very helpful, but the VC only opens at 9:30am which is really late given that nature is at its best early in the morning. This VC also has little guided tours so if that's your fancy you should go to the one in... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very nice visitor center (one of three) in Voyageurs Nat'l Park - about 30 miles south of Int'l Falls, Minnesota. Quaint cabin turned into the Visitor's Center. They have lots of displays and historical documents (copies) from the early days of the park and the old homesteaders. A Voyageurs Nat'l Park video is available for tourists. Park Service Rangers and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There are three visitor centers in the park. Ash River was the launch point for our shuttle boat trip to Kettle River Falls Lodge. This is also a popular boat launch for private boat owners so it can be a busy place. The visitor center is a small compared to many of the parks that host more visitors but the... More 

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