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Black Bear Casino

1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-0777
888-771-0777, (218) 878-BEAR
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Carlton
Type: Casinos
Description: Resort casino features "Blackjack Alley" with 18 tables, 1,250 video slot machines, 150 video poker machines and high-stakes bingo.
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Alexandria, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Stayed here two years ago and all was great, so we tried again. Price was up but still cheaper than hotels in Duluth. Too much smoke. Buffet area was literally falling apart (worn carpet and ripped booth seats). Food was just average buffet food. Room was too sparsely furnished. Housekeeping didn't even make both beds, just one. Shower made some... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Why do I love Black Bear Casino? For one thing, it's intimate enough without being kitschy or antiquated. There are new machines all the time. It's spacious enough and there are usually machines available for two or three friends to game together, which is a rarity. The open feeling lends well to relaxation. There is the Sage Deli, with questionable... More

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Emmons, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Almost always stop at Black Bear on our way up north. Nice break from driving. Casino is in good location right off I35. Buffet is same as every other casino buffet. Seven fires is nice for a date night. Rooms are nice and are inexpensive.

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Oxford, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed at Black Bear twice. Once going to Duluth and once on the way back. Both stays were very nice. The room was comfortable and clean. The staff friendly. There was a loud party next door on our second night there but a call to the desk was all it took for security to quiet the room. We ate at... More

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Sturgeon lake MN
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I love gambling at Black Bear but absolutely hate how much smoke is in the casino. It is so bad for everyone's health and people aren't always kind when they sit next to you with their cigarette. WHY can't the casinos go smoke free?? They could have a complete separate place where people could smoke. I do like the new... More

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Antioch, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I felt the casino was well laid out, well ventilated and plenty of penny machines. We did not go to the buffet. The Sage Deli was only fair at best. The coffee shop was great. There are a lot of lounging areas for sitting and watching TV or chatting if you aren't into playing. Originally from the Phoenix AZ area... More

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We enjoyed staying in the tower room. It was clean and bed was comfortable. Liked eating at the breakfast buffet. Only negative was having to walk through smoke to get to elevators

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

There are a lot of new games but I didn't have any luck at all. I tried different times during the day/night. This is my second time here in 3 months- same result both times

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Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The casino was big and had a great selection of newer games The staff were vert friendly. My only complaint was that the casino was really smoky...coming from Canada, we are not used to that anymore. It looks like many people come to eat and play. Because it is such a great buffet, it is really busy. See the server... More

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Ely, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stay at Black Bear several times a year and take advantage of the golf play and stay package. The green fees and room rates are discounted. If you stay in the Tower, the rooms are excellent and a real value for the price. The course is typical Northern Minnesota, with narrow fairways, and lots of woods and water. The... More

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