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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
800-429-9297
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Ranked #1 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Bovey, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Heading north on Highway 61 (be sure to take the old highway between Duluth and Two Harbors) is a feast for the eye. Too bad too many other drivers are more interested in getting someplace in a hurry than in taking in the spectacular views. Additionally, there is an interesting variety of places to eat and some great shopping along... More

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best drives in the midwest. Great scenery with a lots of attractions, as well as resorts and resturants to stop at.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Worth the drive time. I was a little skeptical at first, if this is how we should spend the little time that we had in Minnesoa or not. Now, I am so very glad we went. There are so many spots where you can pull over and get out of the car just to listen to the waves roll in... More

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Monticello, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We always take North Shore Scenic highway on our way to Grand Marais...the view of the lake, the scenery, the parks along the way are absolutely gorgeous!

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Hyderabad, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

WIsh that I could visit this place sooner. Had been there more than 6 years back but the memories are still fresh. the amazing drive, the awesome climate is worth being there.

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Thunder Bay
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94 reviews 94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Follow the north shore of Lake Superior on this drive..enough places to stop and enjoy the scenery..lots of state parks to go hiking in along the way and enough restaurants along the way to stop and enjoy a meal at..beautiful places to stop and enjoy watching all the rivers that flow into Lake Superior...rugged beauty along this drive

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Atlanta, GA
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212 reviews 212 reviews
69 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

View, quaint shops, nature beauty, not too busy or commercial. Beautiful drive along Lake Superior as it sparkles in the sun. Nice places to stay on the lake.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The North Shore is a scenic and peaceful drive along the southwestern shore of Lake Superior. Duluth is a great town with lots of things to do, and then the North Shore starts when you get on Highway 61. There aren't a lot of towns along the shore, but Two Harbors has a nice little lighthouse and Grand Marais is... More

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Denver
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A lot of the "scenic" is hidden by private property. It is such a shame that Minnesota sold it's lake shoreline and did not save it for the public. This was disappointing to someone who was visiting for the first time.

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Disappointed that there was a charge to see Split Rock Lighthouse, but the scenery was just gorgeous!

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