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Address: Duluth, MN
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Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.

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The Apostle Islands are beautiful. We took our vehicle on a ferry, Madeline Island Ferry Line, to Madeline Island. It was a beautiful day and beautiful ride.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Marys, KS
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St. Marys, KS
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Apostle Islands are beautiful. We took our vehicle on a ferry, Madeline Island Ferry Line, to Madeline Island. It was a beautiful day and beautiful ride.

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Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have been visiting the Apostle Islands annually for over thirty years. Happily, because the Apostles are protected National Lakeshore, little has changed during that time. Unless you rent a boat or kayak, access is by Apostle Island Cruises, which runs tour boats daily during the season. I can't comment on the boat tour, since I have never taken it,... More 

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Thank Dairy_State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I moved up to this area because of its beauty and The Apostle Islands are the jewels in the crown of Wisconsin!

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Thank Sadie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Went on a cruise here and got to see lots of great nature, including some bald eagles. Also a few lighthouses and three shipwrecks, which was pretty cool.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited several of the Apostle Islands in July. Mother Nature was very cooperative that day. The weather was near perfect. I do not understand why Duluth is listed as the address on this TripAdvisor review site. As most of the reviews here state, the point of departure to visit these islands is usually Bayfield, Wisconsin, which... More 

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Washburn,IL
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We took the late day boat tour from Bayfield,WI. the Captian was very knowledgeable on the history of the area but the one where the water made the caves was very neat they took us right up to the edge and got a close up veiw.A must see place.

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Thank Ladd H
Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Apostles are beautiful. Be sure to go to the Visitor Center in Bayfield first, and find a cruise to take you out to the islands. I'd suggest one that you can take that gets close to one or more islands, or better yet lets you get out and explore a lighthouse or two. It's a bit off the beaten... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You need to kayak this area! It is so very cool! Breath taking! I was so surprised at how cool this was! Take a picnic and enjoy the day!

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Thank Michelle R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

most beautiful scene I see in the world of the ice. it's amazing what Mother Nature will reveal to human eyes

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Thank Qing Z
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were really excited to see the islands but they are only accessible by kayaks and it is expensive so be prepared. We could not find a good view from land that was accessible to the public.

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