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“FREE STUFF TO DO IN DULUTH AREA” 5 of 5 stars
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Duluth, MN
Woodbury MN
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“FREE STUFF TO DO IN DULUTH AREA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

First, find Skyline Drive and enjoy the views of the city while you head towards Enger Park and Tower. It's a bit tricky to find - you have to leave Skyline Drive near a pond and small bridge - but you can see the tower up on the bluff. Circle back if you seem to be leaving it behind. Climb the tower, enjoy the gardens, and ring the memorial bell.

Split Rock Lighthouse is nice, but admission is fairly expensive. Instead, drive up to Two Harbors (take the scenic route) and find the lighthouse. You can't tour the lighthouse because it's a bed and breakfast, but you can park for free and walk out on a concrete structure across the water, examine a mini-lighthouse, and soak in the sunshine bouncing off the lake.

If it's a hot day, Gooseberry Falls, north of Duluth, has short-term free parking. Put on your bathing suit (if you don't mind an encounter with a leech) and go to a park that lets you get up and close to the Falls. The Visitor Center is very nice and has a gift shop.

Back in downtown Duluth, drive over the Lift Bridge and watch for a public parking place on your left. Park and take a nice long walk on the beach.

Then go back across the Lift Bridge and end your day at Canal Park, the greatest place ever. Just sit and watch the boats as they approach the Lift Bridge and force it to rise. Watch the gulls circling and hoping to grab a bite off the sidewalk. Walk out on the concrete ramp. Try to skip some rocks off the shoreline. Visit the free Maritime Museum at the foot of the Lift Bridge. Find a great deal on a sweatshirt in the quaint little shops.

Duluth is the closest thing to an ocean you can find in Minnesota, and you don't have to be rich to enjoy it.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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“Sheraton Hotel, Duluth, Minnesota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

I have just stayed at the SHERATON in downtown Duluth, Minnesota for the second time. The hotel was a joy to stay in. The beds are very comfortable, half the rooms look over Lake Superior and that is a view "worth the price of admission", the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfasts (although not included in the price of the room) are very good and there is plenty of parking in a parking structure and they have a shuttle that is available to take you to dinner and return - a really good feature. It is within walking distance to Canal Park and not as pricey as some of those hotels.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Forest Lake MN
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

If you like ships, bridges, anything that has to do with harbors? Then Duluth is the place to go. It's full of fun and adventure. Here is a 20 minute long video all about Duluth and its fun.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S447175.shtml?cat=69

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Des Moines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lake Walk and Rest Stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

Breathtaking. We had never visited and couldn't believe how beautiful it is. Stop at the rest stop - no kidding - there are beautiful vies of the lake. The next stop is Canal Park where you can pick up the lake walk for a little exercise before traveling up nrth on 61.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Canal Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

We just returned from the hampton inn on canal park and we did every thing. we had so much fun that before we left we made reservations again in aug.

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