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

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A Very Fun Visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Virginia, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
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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Northern Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Helpful rangers at the visitor center and several good day hiking trails along the road to the visitor's center.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Blind Ash Bay Hiking Trail – A nice 3 mile round trip hike from the Ash River Visitor Center. There’s an overlook just .02 miles in but the real view is on the loop at the end of the trail before heading back. It’s a beautiful view above Kabetogama Lake. They have a nice bench there where you can sit... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a good experience with the visitor center and the ease of which to launch our boat and "self register" our visit at the Voyageur's National park. When you are on the edge of the wilderness, its also nice to count on "clean facilities" for when mother nature calls... !

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Ash River Visitor Center is the central entry point for visiting Voyaguer's NP. The visitor center, a former hunting cabin, itself is small and contains a gift shop, some interpretative exhibits, and a place to view a video about the park. I enjoyed its rustic nature. But Ash River predominately is a jumping off point to explore the natural... More 

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Address: Highway 53, Meadwood Lodge, Voyageurs National Park, MN
Phone Number: 218-374-3221
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Voyageurs National Park

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