Posts filed under "Minnesota Tourist Destinations"

3M Museum

3M Museum The 3M Museum is located in the town of Two Harbors, Minnesota. The 3M Museum pays homage to the five businessmen who, in 1902, founded the now-great company. 3M overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become the company we know and love today. The exhibits include Attorney John Dwan’s recreated office; company photos, artifacts, [...]

Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior

      Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior About 14 miles north of Grand Marais on Highway 61 is the Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior.  In July 1929, the Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior opened as an exclusive, members-only club.  Minnesotans could hold only 25% of the  1,000 memberships.  The focus of the club was hunting in the [...]

Gooseberry Falls State Park MN

Gooseberry Falls State Park MN The area known as Gooseberry Falls State Park MN is intricately tied to the human use of Lake Superior. At different times, the Cree, the Dakota, and the Ojibwa lived along the North Shore. As early as 1670, the Gooseberry River appeared on explorer maps. The river was either named [...]

Soudan Mine Tour on Minnesota’s Iron Range

Soudan Underground Mine State Park By Jeremy Kemp from NorthernWilds.com The Soudan Mine tour takes place a half mile beneath the surface, where visitors ride tiny rail cars through tunnels where iron miners once toiled. | DNR photo by Deborah Rose Soudan Underground Mine State Park isn’t what most travelers expect when they think about a state park. [...]

Pipestone National Monument History

The Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone, Minnesota was and is a sacred site for local Native Americans. Pipestone Monument celebrates the ancient rock quarry that Native Americans have used for centuries to create ceremonial pipes. Pipestone itself, sometimes called Catlinite in honor of the American George Catlin who was the first white man to catalog [...]