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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Address: Duluth, MN
Phone Number: 800-429-9297
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Ranked #2 of 33 Activities in Duluth
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Callaway, Minnesota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Having driven on the North Shore roads for many, many times over the past 60 years, it is still a grand adventure and always something new to behold. From trips to the canoe country, smelting expeditions, ski adventures and the such, and in all seasons, a trip on the North Shore is and has been something to look forward to.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We drove from Duluth to Two Harbors where we stayed. That is about a 30 min trip direct BUT there are lots of little places to stop. If you like to see the lake and all that, take the "old" road (which is the eastern road) from Duluth to Two Harbors. Much closer to the lake. This is not the... More 

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Luray, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful at anytime of the year. Some of the smaller businesses are seasonal, good smoke fish shop along the way. Check out some of the parks as you go along.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you have the extra half hour or so, this is a very pleasant way to cover the 25 miles from Two Harbours to Duluth or vice cersa. Lake is VERY close all the way, some interesting homes to check out as you drive and some equally interesting small businesses, some seasonal. You don't need to do it more than... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was a stunning drive with absolutely fantastic little local restaurants. We drove to Thunder Bay and back to Minneapolis and enjoyed the whole trip

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a nice drive but don't expect to be wanting to pull over to take photos. You get better pics at any of the parks along the way.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I love this road. Every time I have been on it, it has been absolutely stunning. Get someone else to drive so you can look out the window the whole time!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When the leaves begin changing color this area is absolutely gorgeous. The whole area of northern MN and WI are the best places to be in the world when fall comes around!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love this drive and have done it mainly times throughout my life (most recently in October and November of 2014). I've driven all around Lake Superior, and throughout a lot of the Great Lakes, and this is one of the most scenic stretches to drive. There are lots of state parks and scenic overviews with waterfalls and walks along... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We try to make the drive and hit up gooseberry falls each year, we missed the leaves by the lake but the inland drive was marvelous. Besides all of the people, it was a Saturday, it was a gorgeous afternoon and the sights didn't disappoint.

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