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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Apostle Islands

Ranked #26 of 94 things to do in Duluth
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Owner description: Popular sailing destination located in Minnesota's Lake Superior.
Minnesota
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543 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Apostle Island area is beautiful. It does not have the same feel as the Mn side of Lake Superior. The water is much more tranquil than the Mn Superior side. The ferry is a bit expensive as they charge per/vehicle plus per/person.

Visited May 2013
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McGregor, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint, Beautiful, Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed a week, took our tandem Hobie Kayak to the sea caves and other lake superior spots, hiked, biked, and loved it. No chain stores, all local. Go there!!! Stayed at Seagull Bay, the cottage is the best.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank William W
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Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mom's Weekend didn't disappoint- Madeline Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 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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1 Thank Katie W
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