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Apostle Islands

Duluth, MN
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Ranked #12 of 45 attractions in Duluth
Type: Islands
Activities: Kayaking, Camping
Description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went here to check out the ice caves. It was the coldest day of the year, but even with all that, I am so glad we went! It was absolutely beautiful. We went at sunrise, parked in the lot at the beach for $3, and made it there very easily. It certainly can be very slick right up by... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Beautiful ice caves on the Lake Superior coast. 8 mile hike round trip. The view couldn't be beat. Hiking along the shore was much easier than crossing the lake.

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Long Island, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Spent several days kayaking and camping with Wilderness Inquiry. Especially loved the sea caves and light house on Sand Island.

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Mannheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The island and shoreline are so unique and beautiful. It felt like we were discovering a gem as it is not crowded with tourists. Lots of outdoor activities to keep you busy.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great seashore, islands, lighthouses, sea caves! Primitive camping available and also nearby hotels. Great for kayaking and hiking. A definite must-see

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Sandusky, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It is difficult to get a good view of the water and the islands. We did not realize the pine trees provided such a solid wall and they grow right to the water. There were a few places to catch a peak but not so much on a drive.

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Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
49 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Apostle Island area is beautiful. It does not have the same feel as the Mn side of Lake Superior. The water is much more tranquil than the Mn Superior side. The ferry is a bit expensive as they charge per/vehicle plus per/person.

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