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Apostle Islands

Duluth, MN
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Ranked #14 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Islands
Activities: Kayaking, Camping
Description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have visited the Apostle Islands many times. The islands are located around the Bayfield Wisconsin Peninsula, with most of the islands primarily located on the northeast side of the peninsula. The largest island is Madeline and the town of La Pointe is located on the southwest side and easily seen from the nice city of Bayfield, located just a... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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186 reviews 186 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

3 different tours available; 4 hour tour involving Strawberry Island, but you better be in good shape cause you are going to be hiking island for 2 hours. Glass bottomed boat tour of 3 hours going out to Sand Island; you'll see 4 wrecks. And at dusk the Grand tour to Devil's island. A lot of fun.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The scenery is not so spectacular via car along the coast, but there are hidden gems to be found if you research ahead of time or stop at the visitor centers. Had great food in Washburn and splashed in the water at Sand Beach. Detraction was construction between Bayfield and Cornucopia. Took back roads to some waterfalls.

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New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stockton Island is reached via boat. There are camp sites and nature walks. The boat trip is around 45 minutes long and is glorious trip to the island. The island is being permitted to revert to its natural state and so, the hike led by a Ranger who points out all the flora and fauna is quite wonder-full! However, I... More

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Andover, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We camped in Bayfield and then took the fairy to the islands. Very nice trip. There isn't much to the town on the island, but it was a nice place to visit. We found a great very large beach with a shallow entry so the water was very warm in that area. Had a very nice and relaxing time. Probably... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I go to the Apostle Islands with my dad in their boat. We fish on the way there and on the way back. It's a great trip. The islands are very beautiful and welcoming. The only negative thing I can say is that one year (growing up) the islands flooded a bit with a freak thunder storm, but we still... More

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des moines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Apostle Islands tour boat is located in Bayfield, WI, which is 1.5 hours from Duluth. The round trip for the boat ride is 3.5 hours, which by the end you are glad to be back at the dock. Sitting on the top deck gets a little chilly with the wind but you have a great view. You just cruise... More

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Edina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you have a chance to take an apostle islands cruise, you certainly should. The islands are beautiful in any season, but are best in the summer and fall.

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Fort Frances, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

went to see the ice caves. had to walk more then a mile to get to the lake since it was so popular. walked the mile plus on the ice to get to the caves and enjoyed seeing the way the water had frozen onto the rocks. even went into a few tight spaces. can never figure out litter bugs... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Two weeks ago we went to see Ice Caves. 8 hours drive from Chicago but worth it. Ice formations are huge, multicolored and contrast with red rocks makes it even more pronounced. I also wanted to mention that park rangers are not paid any overtime for all extra time they spend in that cold weather. Show them the appreciation.

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