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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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Came for a concert and we came early to gamble a bit. When we tried to get drinks at the bar, they only had one bartender and the line went way back into the casino. We skipped it there and went to the concert. After two beers, they ran out! Ran out of beer at a concert! Never again...

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great location to include in your trip to Duluth/superior. About 23 miles sw of Duluth. Great Buffet and friendly staff. Easy on and off the interstate. Easy parking. Fun slots.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The casino is basically one big open square with no interior walls, which I think leaves something to be desired. Other casinos have different rooms / spaces which each have their own unique character or theme. There is a good selection of slots and they have blackjack and a small poker room. The buffet is always very busy. It's not... More

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Marshall, MN
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The hotel staff is very friendly and it is a nice and clean hotel. There is an arcade and pool for families and there is a casino for those who like to place a bet. The buffet restaurant had great food at a very reasonable price and the bed in the room was very comfortable.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took a trip to the north shore with Lutsen the primary goal l of playing Superior National in Lutsen. We decided to stay at the casino overnight and play the golf course. We played on a Monday morning where there was a two for one special. We weren't expecting much, but we both really loved the course. It is... More

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Alexandria, MN
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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