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“One part of a larger trip”

Grand Marais & Gunflint Trail Visitor Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The official information center for the communities of Lutsen - Tofte - Schroeder, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage. Here in the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead, amidst the north shore of Lake Superior and the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), you can go bigger, play harder and relax better than anywhere else in the Midwest. Life is bigger here in Cook County, MN along legendary Highway 61.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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342 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“One part of a larger trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Every year we go the Boundary waters canoe area we have to stop here to pick up our permit to enter the BWCA. This usually involves a ten minute video explaining the rules and philosophy of the Boundary waters. They have very knowledgeable rangers working there and you can purchase maps here as well. They have quite an array of taxidermed animals and historical information regarding the Gunflint trail (which leads to the BWCA).

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Justin B
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“See the History of the Gunflint Trail Area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

This was our first time to begin to explore the GunFlint Trail. The stop could not have been better. We had a fantastic lunch, chatted with the locals and the folks at the Center....great history and antiques grace the walls of this place!! Lots of fun and worth the stop.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank puresynergy
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Fairfield, Illinois
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very helpful.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stopped in to get information about the Gunflint Trail. The gentleman that waited on us was very helpful.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Spencer M
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beauty at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

The scenery, the people, the trails were fabulously groomed. It's nice to see these places taken care of so well. Our city and district could certainly take a lesson or two!

Visited November 2011
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Thank Wendy S
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Winona, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

The advisor was well seasoned in his love of the area. Spot on about the hikes. Since the trailheads are often lacking maps getting them from the Center was helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Thank BlueMaybelline
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