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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
800-429-9297
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Dallas
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485 reviews 485 reviews
199 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We drove from Duluth up to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the drive is very nice & you get great views of Lake Superior. Compared to other scenic drives we've been on this one was very nice because there weren't any large trees blocking your views. I'd love to drive all the way from Canada down to Duluth in the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Where to even begin with this review? Ever since I was a kid I loved driving up the beautiful North Shore Scenic Drive with my family. Now I have a family of my own and it is definitely one of our favorite things to do. Whether you want to drive 20 miles from Duluth, or go all the way to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Thu easy , scenic drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior is beautiful any time of year! There are quaint shops and cafes to stop at. There are also several recreational places to visit including Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Take your time and enjoy the views along the lake. Be sure and stop off at Split Rock State Park. The drive is slow because of the small towns along the way so go as far as you can but remember to take that amount of time to return to Duluth.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The views are wonderful, but be sure to stop at a beach and hike around a bit; explore the multicolor rock beaches and breath the fresh air.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Try to time your drive with the changing colors of the trees. This is Minnesota's best fall drive along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Make a stop at Lutsen, take the Gondola up Moose Mountain and enjoy the spectacular hiking or just sit at the coffee shop. If you've got more time to head north, eat at the Crooked... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not a long drive and glad we did it! Even though we missed the fall colors, it was still a beautiful view along the highway.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We drove up to the Lighthouse, and stopped several places to hike. Beautiful. Gave us a true feel of the Northwoods we had heard so much about.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We just got back from another great trip along the North Shore and the scenery never gets old. There are plenty of places to stop and eat and to get out and hike around or see waterfalls right next to the road. Even though we were up there past the peak colors, we were surprised on how much color was... More

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Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took this route up to Gooseberry Falls and it was a gorgeous trip. We really enjoyed being able to drive along Lake Superior on this trip.

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