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Address: WI
Phone Number: 1-888-475-3386
Activities: Sailing, Camping, Dining, Shopping, Swimming, Biking
Description: The largest of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands and the only one that is...
The largest of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands and the only one that is commercially developed.
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Such a wonderful place. We just took the ferry over and walked around the town. Visited the Bell street gallery, the library, Nebraska Row, and finished off with drinks at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Gracie99
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Such a wonderful place. We just took the ferry over and walked around the town. Visited the Bell street gallery, the library, Nebraska Row, and finished off with drinks at the Burned Down Bar,

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I love this Island, it's quiet yet very exciting with all the sights and sounds of paradise! Go there looking for an abundance of nature, to meet wonderful people, to drink and eat plentiful, and to simply get away from the daily grind. The beaches are stellar, outdooor activities abound during the summer months. Visitors are always able to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This trip was one of the best vacations I have been on in a long time. Madeline island was an ideal setting for this four day yoga retreat. Amy Annis and her colleagues provided a bountiful, restorative and peaceful education that was approachable for beginners and advanced yogis alike! The food was amazing, the company even better, and the take... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My first time to Madeline was wonderful. The island is quietly beautiful and so welcoming. Something magical seemed to happen as we crossed the water on the ferry. I attended the Madeline Island Fall Wellness Yoga Retreat lead by Amy Annis. Our weekend was awe inspiring, empowering, loving, self-motivating and left me full of gratitude. So many wonderful women. The... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are outdoors people, so this is our kind of place. We have visited a number of times and stayed on the island about five different times. I never get tired of riding the ferry - even when it has been quite choppy. The state park has excellent rocky shoreline trails. The town park on the north side of Big... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A quick day trip to Madeline Island proved to be fun! We ate along the shoreline of Lake Superior on a gorgeous day-- biked to the State Park and checked out the beach. The ferry ride over was quick and fun. Fall colors cooperated so it was a worth the 4 hour drive from Minneapolis.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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498 reviews 498 reviews
156 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is LOTS to do here if you are open to a lovely non-urban experience. A few examples: Very nice small museum, beautiful camping sites, bike riding, hiking, kayaking, even a very pretty golf course. This is NOT a busy attraction filled urban area so it won't be for everyone. But if you are ready for this kind of place,... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went camping for 3 days on this island. Very beautiful hiking, it was fun having to take our car out on the ferry boat to get there. We enjoyed watching a shooting star shower from the beaches on the island. I highly recommend this if you are exploring the shores of Superior.

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Barneveld, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a gray and rainy day but we took the ferry from Bayfield to Madeline Island and spent the afternoon investigating the island, hiking in Town Park along the lakefront, and strolling through the little town. It was an enjoyable relaxing day. The island is beautiful, but it her than the parks and golf course there is not much... More 

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Chappell, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent 3 days camping on Madeline Island with our children ages 13,10, and 2. We kayaked one day, swam another, and hiked. I would recommend getting your groceries before coming to the island. There are basic things but not a big selection and ice is harder to find after 6pm. There is a lot to do and very relaxing.... More 

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