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Hellacioius Overlook

Address: Two Harbors, MN
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Two Harbors
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Owner description: Viewing point from the Superior Hiking Trail.
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Chaska, Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to take in the view on a gorgeous fall day. My son loved climbing the rocks and my daughter liked the friendly chipmunks. Take the time to pull off 61 and drive up. There were some rock climbers too. If you are a climber. This would be a great place to do it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I read reviews of this lookout point and they didn't lie. This is truly spectacular view of Lake Superior.

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Wichita, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
56 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a must stop! Amazing views. If you are lucky, you will get to watch as the more adventurous come climbing over the cliff after repelling down to the lake. Very steep drive with some times narrow road.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We just stumbled upon this. It is posted on the road as Palisades Head. Sheer beauty when you reach the top. Drive up the very narrow drive and park at the top NOT at the bottom. be very careful as there is NOTHING to keep you from falling 900 ft. into Lake Superior. Is is soooo worth the stop. On... More

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Las Cruces
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This attraction is actually named Palisade Head. This is definitely not a place for children. The rocks are extremely slippery, and there are sudden drops over sheer cliffs with no safety barriers whatsoever. For adults, however, it provides a great photo op. It is only a few hundred feet from the highway, and there is no admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The fall colors were spectacular, in 2012, from this vantage point. Be sure to bring your binoculars as well as a camera with a telephoto lens. You also need a polarizing filter to get the best pictures of Shovel Point. 'Don't miss this lovely spot.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Do NOT pass by this. This is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Minnesota. This location is free and an amazing sight. It's a little dangerous if you have little kids that like to run around to remind then to stay nearby because there's no railing over the drop. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL, a MUST stop!!!! You can do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011 via mobile

A great view of Shovel Point & nearby Tettegouche State Park. (and it's free) you'll often find rock climbers scaling the cliff side. Portions of the movie "The Good Son" we're also filmed here.

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Victoria MN USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

The Palisade Head is my favorite place on the entire North Shore of Superior. It is a park, but most people do not know it is there or worth the stop. The overlook is FABULOUS!!

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