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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After years of hearing about this drive, we finally took the time and wish we'd done it sooner! The views of Lake Superior and the chance to get out and walk along the shore. We stopped and spent the night at one of the State Parks and did several hikes along the drive to see some beautiful scenic rivers. Grand... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

God and Mom Nature got together and this is what it looks like..that it's studded with cute little towns, blueberry pancakes and pie, unsurpassed hiking and more Kodak moments than your heart desires is just the icing on this snow cone cake. Do this.

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Hermantown, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Must take at least 1 day to really enjoy. Many great places to view and great restaurants. Be sure to stop at one of the many lake shore visitor areas and search for agates or just skip a few stones.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are so many enjoyable things to do and see along this drive from Duluth to Gran Marais that it's pointless to cover each. The drive, the gorgeous state parks, hiking, biking, breathtaking vistas, and some cute towns of which Gran Marais is the icing on the cake.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Since the North Shore drive is the #1 recommended tour, we thought we had better take the drive. We drove from Duluth to the Split Rock Lighthouse. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was spectacular. We stopp.ed in Two Harbors at the railroad depot and museum. We noticed that there was a tour of an old tugboat offered.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We love to drive the north shore and stop at all the historic markers and overlooks.. lots to see. Climb the hills and trails. Baptism River we love, lots of stones for skipping too. Betty's pies is good. Camping is fun or Grand Superior Lodge is nice. Always something to see.

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Lakeville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful drives and parts of the world. If you need to refresh and restore yourself from the busyness of life and trip up the North Shore offers you all that nature can give

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Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Old 61 is best for lake shore views. Some construction with restrictions to one lane and moderate delays. Easy route for Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls State Park, and Split Rock Lighthouse. Don't miss Betty's Pies, but try to avoid the lunch rush. We bought our slices to go and enjoyed dessert later. Worth the stop! Took the Split Rock L.H.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Been going to the nooks and crannies of the North Shore for about 50 years. The scenery never disappoints and there are plenty of good dining spots, galleries and craft shops, and no shortage of places to hike and take photos.

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ALAMO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like nature as you drive; to just sit and look; short walks or serious hiking this is hard to beat. The frosting on the cake is clean air for two people with allergies.

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