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Apostle Islands

Address: Duluth, MN
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Ranked #21 of 78 things to do in Duluth
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Camping
Owner description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Camping
Owner description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot looking over Lake Superior. Lots of small shops to visit always enjoy the trip here. I recommend this to anyone coming up here to Duluth. Stop at the Apostle Islands worth the trip.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've visited Bayfield twice and done an Apostle Islands Cruise, along with driving around the mainland peninsula. Bayfield is a super cute little town--definitely one of the quaintest and prettiest I've seen in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, or the UP. I found the islands themselves disappointing. They were pretty, but a lot flatter than I expected and with much fewer stone... More 

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Oakdale, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent four days camping on Madeline Island. We love the charm of the island, and also love loading everything on to the ferry for the trip over! We ate at Maggie's in Bayfield, visited the casino which is new and beautiful, and walked the beach near Big Bay Park.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I love visiting the islands and surrounding area. Great spot to unwind, relax and fall in love again.

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The apostle Islands are probably best seen by a narrated boat tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew so much about the area and the islands. It's about a 3 1/2 hour round trip and is pretty reasonably priced. Parking however can be a bit of a fiasco. Most of the street parking has a two hour time... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The only thing that might be a negative about this entire area if that it might get ruined by fame. But if that doesn't happen - ENJOY!!! I lived in one of these lighthouses for a summer but I am not letting that fact sway my opinion of the region at all. HA

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
21 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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