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Ellsworth Rock Gardens

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Voyageurs National Park, MN
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A very special place for a tasty shore lunch

Shore lunch is always one of the highlights of walleye fishing in the great north woods. But to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DRGilbert
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Chicago, Illinois
Crowded

We boated over to the gardens, because it’s not accessible by car. The dock isn’t that big so we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AndyB5542
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shore lunch is always one of the highlights of walleye fishing in the great north woods. But to enjoy a wonderful walleye lunch amidst the beauty and creativity of the Ellsworth Rock Gardens makes it even more enjoyable. We ate our tasty lunch cooked on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We boated over to the gardens, because it’s not accessible by car. The dock isn’t that big so we had to wait for a spot (Memorial day weekend). There were a lot of people walking around. It takes maybe a half hour to tour the...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We took a water taxi from the Arrowhead Lodge (where we were staying), to the Ellsworth Rock Gardens. For about a 20 year period, Jack Ellsworth, painstakingly used the native rocks in the area to create an amazing set of rock sculptures which were set...More

Thank maloney1969
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice place to stretch your legs for a little hike. You will appreciate the parks efforts to try and restore this gem. Mr. Ellsworth is a great testament to what National Parks are all about. Watch for otters as you arrive and enjoy!

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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Go back in time 60 years or so and see what one man and his wife did with the wonders of nature. It ranks right up there with any art museum. The rock sculptures, the history and knowing that...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our family takes National Park Trips year round. This latest quick trip was an attempt to check one off the list before school started. Going to a water based park is always tricky when you only have a few days and are not bringing or...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2016

I would love to see this when the flowers were all in bloom. Just the rock formations were impressive. Definitely worth the hike though the garden!

Thank CarolS1641
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

It was an interesting place to visit and gave as a great break from fishing. Wasn't as good artistically as I anticipated, but enjoyable and clean. Worth the effort to go see.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

If you get the chance while you are visiting Lake Kabetogama you have to stop at the rock gardens. The story that goes with the garden is amazing.

Thank Joevanguse
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

In the center of a pristine park lie the Ellsworth gardens that remind you of the Coral Castle (Florida) or the redwood carving outside the petrified forest (new mexico). Rock chipped in the shape of too many to mention items. The most unusual thing is...More

Thank pat c
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