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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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Address: Duluth, MN
Phone Number: 800-429-9297
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Activities: Driving

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Great drive!

We loved driving along this scenic route and geocaching along the way! We'd love to come back here again possibly in October as the fall colours were just starting to show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved driving along this scenic route and geocaching along the way! We'd love to come back here again possibly in October as the fall colours were just starting to show themselves at the end of Sept. (our 45th wedding anniversary trip). This was our second time here - the first time we came with my youngest sister and her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The north shore of Lake Superior is like being along the ocean yet you are in the mid-west. Bring your hiking shoes, bike or plan for multiple stops to take it all in from your vehicle. Each day is a different experience.

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Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful drive from Duluth north. Water, rock, pine trees and many scenic overlooks highlight the drive from Duluth all the way to the US-Canadian border. Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Rock lighthouse are wonderful family stops and hikes.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

truly one of the world's wild places - although summer weekends become overcrowded and state park campsites fill up 6 months to a year in advance...rugged beauty well worth an off season trip!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The scenic drive gives you great views of the great Lake Superior. We enjoy stopping and climbing on the rocks along the shore.

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Grand Rapids, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

So many great places to stop and go exploring. The view is breathtaking. We try to make the drive every few years and during different seasons each time. So much beauty.

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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We drove it on our way up to Splitrock Lighthouse. The view from the scenic drive is better than that of the paralell highway. If there are ships on the lake, you can see them from a few points. If you do the drive, you should go all the way to the lighthouse.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You cannot go wrong by taking the scenic route north. Breath taking scenes around almost every corner. And there are quaint shops and places to stop and eat all along the way. Take your time and enjoy the view.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Emotional because when I first arrive every time I can't believe the beauty. The lake changes every day especially winter. I live to see the ice on Lake Superior. The views from the top of the cliff at tettagouchi state park are out of this world. Take the climb on the trail to the top and you won't be sorry.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Hwy 61 North Shore Scenic Drive - wow! This is a beautiful drive ANY time of the year! Beautiful views, lots of little "pull over" areas to stop and just take it all in. Well marked scenic overlook areas. Little beach areas you can pull off onto for a quick walk or a moment of serenity. The further up the... More 

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