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“Spectacular and fun for all” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands
Duluth, MN
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Ranked #14 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Islands
Activities: Kayaking, Camping
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Owner description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
Duluth, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Spectacular and fun for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My favorite activities have involved kayaking. Sea caves are spectacular and paddling through them is fun. Fairly easy paddling can be had - but go with a recommended guide if you cannot get back into an upset kayak easily and be sure to wear a wetsuit. Winds can come up unexpectedly but distance to mainland caves is short from Cornucopia. For the more adventuresome, there is kayaking to the islands and overnight camping. Sometimes in Feb ice is safe enough to hike into the frozen caves - absolutely fascinating! Check with park service first for safety. Don't like kayaking - lots of opportunities for relaxing and scenic boat tours. Nearby Bayfield has lots of attractions, good places to eat and interesting art shops.

Visited July 2012
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jflock@excite.com
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We in MN are spoiled because you get a feel of ocean so close to us-we have camped numerous time on Madeline IS with kids and always great-water to swim is beautiful at Big Bay

Visited July 2012
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Mom's Weekend didn't disappoint- Madeline Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We LOVED this place. Tom's Burned Down is a MUST for a fun, laid back evening on a deck. FISH Tacos at the Beach Club are a MUST for the day after- outside and by the water. BEN'S CABIN on Madeline Island is SO reasonable and comfortable and PRIVATE for the ladies that wanted to get crazy as well as those that wanted to go to bed early. Beautiful, Friendly, innexpensive, active place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“Let's get it straight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Apostle Islands are part of Wisconsin, not Minnesota. located in Wisconsin's section of Lake Superior. You will need a Wisconsin fishing license to fish there. That said, it's a wonderful destination.

Visited August 2012
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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“Excellent scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

we really enjoyed renting mopeds there to drive around the island
wonderful experience driving next to the lake

Visited September 2012
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