The Northwoods of Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park is the region’s gem, but it’s not all you’ll see. Visit a historic or working mine, experience world class fishing and golfing, or stay at Itasca Park’s historic Douglas Lodge. Make time to step across the spot where the Mississippi River begins, or the largest bog in the country.
Enjoy history, recreation and unique landscapes on Minnesota’s Iron Range. Explore historic mines and museums, and then head outside to see rust-colored cliffs and miles of forests in this region that helped drive the country’s industrial rise.
Soudan Underground Mine State Park tours provides visitors views of a century old mine, and a unique physics lab that’s gained international attention. Nearly 2,400 feet underground sits juxtaposed views of MN history and research that could guide our future.
On the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), Ely, MN mixes outdoor adventure with fine shopping and dining. Whether you come for a week-long canoe trek or shopping in one of the local boutiques and galleries, you’ll leave this laid back town feeling refreshed.
She was the last person to call what is today the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) home. To the thousands of canoeists passing by, she was known as “The Root Beer Lady.” Today, visitors at the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, MN get a glimpse of life on the Isle of Pines.
One of Minnesota’s top golf destinations, Giants Ridge is also a great winter getaway. Come in the summer to play at the resort’s two top-rated golf courses. Come back in the winter for alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
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