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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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Address: Duluth, MN
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Gorgeous drive

Take the scenic route -- it'll take you hours, because you'll want to get out at every opportunity (and there are many) and take pictures of the lake and rocky shoreline, and soak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the scenic route -- it'll take you hours, because you'll want to get out at every opportunity (and there are many) and take pictures of the lake and rocky shoreline, and soak it all in. One of the most beautiful places we've ever been.

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Curtice, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful drive with stunning views of Lake Superior and houses. The road is two lane and could be busy in the summer months. Plenty of antique shops and cheese/wine tasting.

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Pinnacle, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are driving on the North Shore again today. It has been a great drive. The views of the lake, the ability to stop and visit local attractions in great.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting Minnesota and driving along the north shore I can see why this is a popular vacation area for people who live in the state. We went as far as the quaint town of Grand Marais and there were so many places to stop along the way. In fact, a trip that theoretically should take 2 hours took us... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had never seen Lake Superior so this scenic drive was relaxing and quite amazing. I guess I live in a box because I had never really heard anything about this grand-scale lake so big that actual ships sail it's waters. We picked up Highway 61 at Illgen City after visiting Ely MN. When I first saw the lake I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the North Shore drive back from Tettegouche Park - lots of pullouts for pics, shopping, and food. Nice to be off of the busy highway on a fall weekend.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great drive to and from Canada on the North Shore drive. Such a beautiful drive and so many spots to pull off to take in a view or get in a hike.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Duluth to Grand Marais. The views of Lake Superior are beautiful. If you are into hiking, there are numerous trails. We took a short hike to see Gooseberry Falls that we enjoyed. We also enjoyed watching large ships being loaded at the harbor in Two Harbors.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great half day trip. Once you reach Duluth (about 2.5 hour drive), stop for lunch and stroll around town. Lots of restaurants, antique shops. Quant, on the shores of Lake Superior. Stop by the Maritime Museum. Many informative and interesting exhibits. Take your place in the wheelhouse and grab a pic with you at the helm of a ship.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take old 61 and swing by some of the small towns on the way to Two Harbors. If you travel during the summer there are some nice shops on the route. If you don't have the extra time, then take the express route, new 61, you still get some nice views on your drive to Two Harbors but they are... More 

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