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About Joy Fischer

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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

John Beargrease Marathon

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Jan 29, 2017 - Feb 2, 2017
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The longest sled dog race in the lower forth-eight states will begin on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Named after a famous mail carrier, John Beargrease, the race began in 1980. World-class mushers compete along with their strong dogs to finish the race which is a qualifier for the Iditarod race that takes place in Alaska. This year the start of read more...

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Duluth MN Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Posted by on January 24, 2017

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The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory claims to have the sweetest address in town! It’s a stop you can’t resist as you are enjoying Canal Park in Duluth Minnesota and the bench out front is the best seat in town! The glass cases at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory showcase over 100 kinds of gourmet chocolates. Truffles, caramels, toffees, turtles are read more...

Art Dock

Art Dock Gallery Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on January 24, 2017

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If you want to “shop local” the Art Dock Gallery is the place you want to begin in Duluth Minnesota. This gallery is located in the historic DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace in Canal Park and is owned locally and features over 140 local and regional artisans. Shop from stained glass, pottery of all kinds and colors, photographs and prints, fiber, cards, woodworking, read more...

Northwoods Confectionary and Gifts

Northwoods Confectionary

Posted by on December 30, 2016

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Northwoods Confectionary and Gifts is the perfect name for the store strategically found on the shores or Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. As you stroll in Canal Park, make sure to stop in at Northwoods Confectionary and Gifts just to browse and take home a sweet treat or special gift or a souvenir of your time spent in Duluth. The read more...

Red Mug Coffeehouse

Red Mug Coffeehouse

Posted by on December 30, 2016

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The philosophy of the Red Mug Coffeehouse is that a person needs a “third place” to go other than work or home to meet folks, socialize and feel welcome. This special coffeehouse is doing it right because you will feel welcome immediately and enjoy great food and atmosphere at this special place. The Red Mug Coffeehouse is located in Superior, read more...

Amsoil Arena Presents Jeff Dunham — Perfectly Unbalanced

Lake Superior Aerial Lift Bridge

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Jan 11, 2017 - Jan 12, 2017
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Jeff Dunham is returning to Duluth Minnesota on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 with some new humor and your old favorites. Those who make us laugh until we hurt will entertain us all night long. Peanut, Walter, Jose Jalapeno (on a stick), Achmend, Sweet Daddy Dee, Little Jeff and Bubba J will be on stage at the Amsoil Arena by the read more...

Vikre Distillery

Vikre Distillery

Posted by on December 1, 2016

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Vikre Distillery is a recent new business located just steps from the Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park of Duluth Minnesota. The owners Joel and Emily Vikre are native of Duluth and foresaw a unique opportunity to create a different kind of niche business. They stand on the principle of using some of the best tasting water in the world read more...

Grandma’s Saloon & Grill

Grandma's Saloon and Grill Duluth MN

Posted by on December 1, 2016

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An Italian immigrant named Rosa Brochi ran a boarding house in Duluth Minnesota for lonely sailors in the Twin Ports area and was lovingly known as Grandma. Two generations later, her grandson opened Grandma’s Saloon & Grill in 1976 in the same location that Rosa ran her boarding house. Today Grandma’s Saloon and Grill is a legend in Duluth and read more...

Fairlawn Mansion Twinkling Tuesdays

Fairlawn Mansion Superior WI

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Dec 13, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016
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The historic Queen Anne Victorian mansion, built in 1891 for Martin Pattison and his family, is available for touring on three Twinkling Tuesdays in December 2016. The massive home boasts a four-story turret complete with a widow’s watch overlooking the bay of Lake Superior. The mansion will be in full holiday décor for these special Tuesday events. There are three read more...

The Festival of Trees

Duluth Junior League Festival of Trees

Posted by on November 2, 2016

Nov 12, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
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You will find the perfect Christmas present when you shop from over 170 vendors at the largest arts and crafts event in the Northland. Duluth’s Junior League sponsors The Festival of Trees each year and it is not to be missed! On Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th, 2016 the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center will host this annual read more...

Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe

Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe in Canal Park

Posted by on October 31, 2016

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“Be Brave. Be Kind. Don’t Eat Bad Bread.” That is the slogan from the Amazing Grace Bakery & Café located in Canal Park in beautiful Duluth Minnesota. The café began to serve the homeless, serving the community and helping out its neighbors. The legacy lives on today as this establishment is a favorite of folks who live in Duluth and read more...

Pier B Resort

Pier B Resort and Hotel

Posted by on October 31, 2016

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Whether you drive to Duluth Minnesota or get there on your boat, Pier B Resort can accommodate your car and has a slip to keep your boat safely docked in Lake Superior. Duluth’s newest lodging option is located on the shores of Lake Superior, is walking distance to Canal Park and every room in the hotel has a gorgeous lake read more...

The First Folio of Shakespeare

Tweed Museum of Art

Posted by on October 3, 2016

Oct 4, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016
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The first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays–best known as the First Folio–will be on display in Duluth Minnesota at the Tweed Museum of Art during October 2016. The First Folio was published in 1623 and that was seven years after William Shakespeare died. The collection is eighteen plays and include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius read more...

Top Hat Carriages

Duluth Top Hat Carriages

Posted by on October 3, 2016

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After you have explored Duluth Minnesota, make time to enjoy a leisure carriage ride provided by Top Hat Carriages. The company is in Canal Park every other day and every other weekend (as they share providing carriage rides with another company). The horses arrive early afternoon and are available until 10:00 p.m. The carriages can be found in the parking read more...

Duluth Preservation Alliance Historic House Tour

DPA Historic Home Tour

Posted by on August 29, 2016

Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 19, 2016
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There were more millionaires in Duluth Minnesota per capita at the turn of the century than anywhere else in the country, and they built big beautiful mansions to show off their wealth. You can enjoy a tour of six of those beautiful homes on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The Duluth Preservation Alliance offers their 36th Annual Historic House Tour. The read more...

Duluth Homebrew Supply

Duluth Homebrew Supply

Posted by on August 29, 2016

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Make friends! Make brew! Everything you need to make brew is at the Duluth Homebrew Supply store located in the historic Fitger’s Complex in Duluth Minnesota. If you are into making your own beer or wine, then this store is for you. A fully stocked yeast cooler is a sight to see and the folks who own and work at read more...

Duluth Yoga

Duluth Yoga Studio

Posted by on August 29, 2016

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Yoga is the practice of meeting your body where it is at and the staff at Duluth Yoga will help you learn and practice yoga to your comfort level. Classes for first timers, advanced levels, prenatal yoga, sculpting yoga, hot yoga, yoga to ignite your metabolism and yoga to restore your body are all offered at this Duluth Minnesota location. read more...

City on the Hill Music Festival

The City on the Hill Music Festival Location

Posted by on August 2, 2016

Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016
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For the second year in a row, the City on the Hill Music Festival returns to Duluth Minnesota with Christian performers celebrating God’s word in music. Bayfront Festival Park is the location for this great festival and is located on the shores of Lake Superior. The setting couldn’t get more perfect for the best in Christian music. Saturday, August 6th, read more...

Wheel Fun Rentals

Bicycle rental Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on August 2, 2016

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No need to lug your bicycle to Duluth as you can rent all kinds of bicycles at Wheel Fun Rentals located in Canal Park in Duluth Minnesota. Located on the famous Lake Walk, renting a bike and beginning your tour of Duluth’s famous attractions begins easily! Maybe a standard bicycle doesn’t fit your style so choose a surrey, or a read more...

Vista Fleet

Duluth Vista Fleet boat

Posted by on August 2, 2016

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The best way to enjoy Lake Superior is on a sightseeing tour aboard the Vista Fleet in Duluth Minnesota. The cruise is fully narrated so you will learn all about the history and ecology of the lake, Duluth’s harbor, the shipping industry and more while you relax on the upper or lower deck of the Vista Queen or Vista Star. read more...

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races in Lake Superior

Sailboat races in Lake Superior

Posted by on June 16, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Sep 14, 2016
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Don’t miss the sailboat races in Lake Superior every Wednesday night from May into September in Duluth Minnesota. The Duluth Keel Club organizes the event and puts on quite a show in the largest freshwater lake in North America. Make sure to bring your camera to take pictures of your favorite sailboat and magnificent pictures of the big lake. The read more...

Sunset Bar and Grill

Duluth Sunset Bar & Grill

Posted by on June 16, 2016

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The Sunset Bar and Grill in Duluth Minnesota is a great place to enjoy food and drink and a volleyball or softball game! Experience great food, a great location and delicious food! Choose from starters and snacks, sandwiches and wraps, fresh “hand-pattied” burgers, soups and salads, steaks, chicken and fish, pizza and pasta and great desserts. If you are NASCAR read more...

Fitger’s Brewhouse Store

Duluth Fitger's Brewhouse Store

Posted by on June 16, 2016

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Before prohibition, Fitger’s Beer was one of the most famous beers in the United States. Fitger’s Beer continues to win awards and national recognition with their local brewed beer. A sure place to stop to pick up a growler of Fitger’s Beer is at their store located in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex in Downtown Duluth Minnesota. While you are in read more...

Lunch with the History People

Lunch with History People at Duluth Depot

Posted by on May 12, 2016

May 19, 2016 - May 20, 2016
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Pack your own bag lunch and head to the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (The Depot) on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 for lunch with the History People. Bob Matson will be presenting an overview of his book entitled What’s In Your Boat House? Amazing Stories of Nautical Archeology! Mr. Matson has worked in television and radio, was executive read more...

Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium

Posted by on May 12, 2016

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On the shore of the largest great lake–Lake Superior–in the city of Duluth Minnesota is the Great Lakes Aquarium. A unique-designed building is home to an interesting and fun discovery center where you can explore the animals, birds and habitats found in and around the Great Lakes Basin. The animals on exhibit include amphibians, birds, many varieties of fish, invertebrates, read more...

Apricot Lane Boutique

Apricot Lane Duluth Boutique

Posted by on May 12, 2016

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If you are looking for a most stylish and trendy boutique, make sure you stop in at the Apricot Lane Boutique in downtown Duluth Minnesota. As you stroll historic Superior Street this storefront will catch your eye as their front windows display the latest in women’s fashions and apparel, gorgeous jewelry, unique gifts, tons of accessories and the latest in read more...

Lake Superior Magazine Outlet Store

Lake Superior Magazine Outlet

Posted by on March 15, 2016

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Don’t leave town without a souvenir of your memories made in Duluth, Minnesota near Lake Superior. At the Lake Superior Magazine Outlet store you can also pick up the current issue of Lake Superior Magazine which is filled with beautiful pictures, adventure ideas, restaurant reviews and lodging choices. Take time to browse the store for that perfect piece of jewelry, read more...

Northern Waters Smokehaus

Northern Waters Smokehaus

Posted by on March 15, 2016

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The Northern Waters Smokehaus offers delicious smoked and cured meat, fish and vegetables in a brand new restaurant. Their new and second location is just off Woodland Avenue in the Mt. Royal shopping complex. Opening at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, their lunch menu includes a smoked salmon sandwich or salad, turkey breast sandwich or pork loin schnitzel sticks that read more...

Duluth Empty Bowl Fundraiser

The Depot in Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on March 15, 2016

Apr 11, 2016 - Apr 12, 2016
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You buy an empty bowl and enjoy a delicious dinner all for charity! On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. you are invited to the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser at The Depot on Michigan Street in Downtown Duluth Minnesota. You choose the beautiful hand made bowl that you like the best for $20 and then read more...

The Interior Tomato

The Interior Tomato

Posted by on February 21, 2016

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If you like to “grow your own”, The Interior Tomato store in Duluth Minnesota is one that you need to visit. This is a indoor gardening store specializing in hydroponics. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid adding nutrients but not using soil. This family owned business loves what they do and they are experts read more...

Dungeons End

Dungeons End Duluth MN

Posted by on February 21, 2016

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If you are a gamer, Dungeons End in Duluth Minnesota is a place you will want to visit! Over 2300 square feet of free game space with a wide variety of board games, hobby games, trading card games and role playing games. There is something to “play” every day and every evening. Located at 325 North Central Avenue in Duluth read more...

The Harlem Globetrotters in Duluth Minnesota

Amsoil Arena Duluth MN

Posted by on February 21, 2016

Mar 24, 2016 - Mar 25, 2016
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Mark your calendar and get your tickets today for the most entertaining basketball handling ever known. The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing for people of all ages in Duluth Minnesota on Thursday evening, March 24, 2016 at Amsoil Arena at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. This world famous show will amaze you with the skills of basketball wizardry and read more...

G.B. Schneider & Company

GB Schneider & Company

Posted by on January 19, 2016

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The chef at G.B. Schneider & Company grew up with a passion for good food and good company. So when you are in Duluth Minnesota, the comfort food prepared with care and experience from a well-trained chef will be a great dining experience. G.B. Schneider is open Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and easily found in West read more...

Aerostich Riderwearhouse

Aerostich Riderware house

Posted by on January 19, 2016

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The latest in motorcycle jackets, suits, clothing and gear are made in the Aerostich manufacturing factory in Duluth Minnesota. Their popular one piece motorcycle suits offer a one-month, 100% money back guarantee. Riders from all over the country ride to purchase their favorite gear and clothing in Duluth at this rider warehouse. Maybe it’s that perfect rain gear you are read more...

Duluth Boat-Sports-Travel and RV Show

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016
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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show in Duluth Minnesota. This show is always held in conjunction with the Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic. One admission gets you to both great shows which is a great entertainment value for those outdoor enthusiasts. You will see every make of boat and recreational vehicle on read more...

How Sweet It Is Cakes

How Sweet It Is Cakes Sign

Posted by on December 14, 2015

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I never imagined cake could come in so many flavors but the folks at How Sweet It Is Cakes make dessert in most any flavor and it will be the most beautiful cake you ever saw! Do you need a wedding cake or a special themed cake for that once in a lifetime occasion, or maybe your family member has read more...

Mainstream Fashions for Men

Mainstream Fashions for Men

Posted by on December 14, 2015

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All men are created equal–then they get dressed! The employees at Mainstream Fashions for Men believe that clothing creates an image and an image creates results in life. They are willing to spend any amount of time any man needs to acquire the right clothing and have it fit correctly. Whether it is a suit, sports coat, jeans, shirts, jackets, read more...

Annual Duluth Bridal Show

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center

Posted by on December 14, 2015

Jan 9, 2016 - Jan 10, 2016
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He proposed and you said yes and now the wedding planning begins! The Annual Duluth Bridal Show has everything you need to make your wedding day turn out just like in your dreams. The vendors at the Duluth Bridal Show will give you information on wedding dresses and attire, venues, food, flowers, wedding cake, music, decorations, photo booths, gift registry, read more...

India Palace

India Palace Restaurant

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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In Downtown Duluth Minnesota on historic Superior Street is where you can find authentic Indian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere. The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 11 to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. The lunch buffet is extensive, generous and will delight any palate. On the dinner menu you may choose from appetizers, read more...

Cloud 9 Asian Bistro Restaurant

Cloud 9 Asian Bistro

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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Enjoy an authentic Japanese menu in a contemporary but comfortable setting in Canal Park in beautiful Duluth Minnesota. This restaurant prepare delicious Japanese food from an extensive menu including soup, salads, appetizers, sushi, lunch and dinner entrees to please hungry guests. The menu lists many choices of raw and cooked sushi, rolls and numerous Japanese entrees. They offer a daily read more...

Glensheen Christmas Tours

Glensheen 2015 Christmas Tours

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
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The love of Christmas and the appreciation of a historic mansion come together for the holiday season this year with self guided tours at the home of Chester and Clara Congdon in Duluth Minnesota. Their home, now known as Glensheen, will be open for Christmas tours beginning on Friday, November 27, 2015 and continue Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through January read more...

Glensheen’s Jack O’Lantern Spooktacular

Glensheen sign on London Road in Duluth

Posted by on October 15, 2015

Oct 22, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
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The seven-acre Glensheen estate will be spectacular and spooktacular for their annual pumpkin display. As night falls, the entire grounds and Lake Superior waterfront will be illuminated with grand pumpkins carved and lit. Over one thousand pumpkins will be creatively carved by artists and students from the Duluth Minnesota area and each will be lit and glowing as you walk read more...

Angela’s Bella Flora

Angela's Bella Flora

Posted by on October 15, 2015

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If you want to get excited about flowers, floral designs, interior design and just be uplifted, then a stop an Angela’s Bella Flora shop in Downtown Duluth Minnesota should be on your bucket list. Wedding flowers is just one of the many offerings from this floral shop and their creations are top notch. They can help make your day one read more...

Security Jewelers

Duluth MN Security Jewelers

Posted by on October 15, 2015

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Security Jewelers in Downtown Duluth Minnesota has been in business for over 80 years and is the leading jewelry store in our area. A family owned business since 1924 is carried on by children and grandchildren of the Seiler family offering the very best quality diamonds, watches, jewelry and gift items. The store located on Superior Street is a real read more...

Happy Space

Happy Space in Duluth MN

Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Shopping for locally made and sustainable products, clothing and gifts in the Happy Space store in Duluth Minnesota just makes you smile! This fun store is filled with clothing, accessories, gifts, souvenirs, food products and is an outlet for Laughingstock Design. Local artists are often featured in their Facebook page and the website offers an online store with special offers. read more...

Port City Antiques

Port City Antiques

Posted by on September 16, 2015

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If you collect antiques and enjoy browsing a clean and organized store, then Port City Antiques in Duluth Minnesota must be on your bucket list. Plan to shop long and often as the inventory changes almost daily. Located in historic downtown Duluth, this antique store has a huge inventory of pool and billiard tables, quite an extensive collection of paintings read more...

Lunch with the History People

The St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center

Posted by on September 15, 2015

Sep 24, 2015 - Sep 24, 2015
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The St. Louis County Historical Society collects, makes presentations and preserves the history of St. Louis County which is the largest county in size in the state of Minnesota. Each month they offer a lunch with the history people at their location and various speakers offer their expertise in their chosen field. Authors of the book entitled Minnesota Winery Stories read more...

The Broken Broom

Duluth MN Broken Broom

Posted by on August 17, 2015

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A new boutique has opened in Downtown Duluth Minnesota known as The Broken Broom. One of their customers describe the shop as a Pinterest board coming to life experience! The charming store has new items stocked almost daily and offers a specialized brand of chalk paint that you can’t find anywhere else in Duluth. At The Broken Broom you will read more...

Lake Superior Bakehouse

Lake Superior Bakehouse

Posted by on August 17, 2015

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Not far from the shores of majestic Lake Superior is a new bakery and coffee shop in downtown Duluth Minnesota. The Lake Superior Baking Company has opened the Lake Superior Bakehouse and they celebrated their grand opening in August, 2015. All their baked goods are prepared from scratch on site from locally grown products and their coffee is roasted in read more...

Lower Chester Park Centennial Celebration

Neighbors of Lower Chester Park Sign

Posted by on August 17, 2015

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
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Lower Chester Park in Duluth Minnesota is located at the site of a Duluth orphanage originally built in 1903. The neighborhood was a “melting pot” of children and orphans as the Eastern edge of the city of Duluth was developing and they needed a place to play! Currently, the non-profit organization known as the Neighbors of Lower Chester Park leases read more...

Duluth Glides

Duluth Glides

Posted by on July 10, 2015

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One of the best ways to see Duluth sights is on a Segway tour provided by Duluth Glides. These experienced tour guides offer a live wireless audio narration along with a great ride to some of the most popular attractions in Duluth. Choose from a Segway tour to the historic Glensheen Mansion, a Lake Superior Lakeside Segway tour, a historic read more...

McTavish Quilting Studio

McTavish Quilting Studio

Posted by on July 10, 2015

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A most unique store has opened in Duluth Minnesota for quilt lovers. It’s not your usual quilt store but one full of excitement, unique and beautiful quilts on the wall and the most up-to-date longarm quilting machines you’ve ever seen. The incredible APQS machines have names such as Millie, Freddie, Lucey, Lenni, and George. While visiting the shop, you can read more...

The City on the Hill Music Festival

The City on the Hill Music Festival Location

Posted by on July 10, 2015

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015
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On Saturday August 1, 2015 in Duluth Minnesota, people of faith will congregate in Bayfront Festival Park on the shores of Lake Superior to enjoy music and fellowship. Praise music will fill the beautiful city on the hill with featured Christian performers and local bands and singers from Duluth. Life 97.3 radio and Twin Ports Entertainment LLC put this first-of-its-kind read more...

Downtown Duluth Sidewalk Days Festival

Downtown Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on June 18, 2015

Jul 8, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
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Downtown Duluth comes alive July 8-10, 2015 with food, music, sidewalk sales, entertainment and fun for everyone. The festival begins with a sidewalk shuffle 5K and a classic car show and Harley review. You will be able to see the most beautiful classic cars and shined up Harleys parked up and down historic Superior Street in Downtown Duluth Minnesota on read more...

Duluth Coffee Company

Duluth Coffee Company in downtown Duluth MN

Posted by on June 16, 2015

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When you park your car in front of Duluth Coffee Company or even a few spots down the street, you will smell the aroma of fresh roasted and brewed coffee. The selections are endless as you can choose your preferred brew method and your favorite roast. The coffee beans used are imported from places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Burundi, read more...

Eagles Nest Massage Therapy

Eagles Nest Massage Therapy

Posted by on June 16, 2015

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If you need to be pampered on your next trip to Duluth Minnesota, consider Eagles Nest Massage Therapy for your relaxation session! This renovated home is in the business of rejuvenating your body with massage and filling your senses with aromatherapy. Their business motto informs us that it is in the nest that the eagle rests. So they do their read more...

Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery

Benchmark Tattoo and Art Gallery

Posted by on May 14, 2015

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Kyle Grover, the owner of Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery, has been a tattoo artist for over 15 years and after living in Colorado for a few years, he knew his home town needed a quality tattoo shop. Since tattoos are art–including a free art gallery in his shop only made sense to Kyle. Tattoo and art galleries are housed together read more...

The Snooty Fox Tea Shop

The Snooty Fox Tea Shop Store Front

Posted by on May 14, 2015

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The Snooty Fox Tea Shop is named after a popular pub in England and is located in the Chester Park neighborhood of Duluth Minnesota. The shop is walking distance for students attending the University of Minnesota Duluth and is a favorite place for both tea and coffee lovers. Over 100 varieties of loose tea is available at The Snooty Fox read more...

Duluth Community Garden Program Annual Plant Sale

Duluth Community Garden Flower Sale

Posted by on May 14, 2015

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
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The Duluth Community Garden Program was organized by a group of gardeners to strengthen the Duluth community, to encourage self-sufficiency among people living in Duluth, to provide access to food production and to promote sustainable gardening practices. The Master Gardeners who organized the program maintain over 17 sites throughout the city and the garden program offers over two hundred 20×20 read more...

Fannie Rose Candy Shop

Duluth Fannie Rose Candy Shop

Posted by on April 14, 2015

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At the turn of the century Fannie Meyer Rose sold handmade hats in the front the building where today Fannie Rose Candy Shop is located in Downtown Duluth Minnesota. In the back of the building Fannie Meyer Rose ran a busy bordello that sustained her lifestyle in 1907. Fannie Meyer Rose is no longer around but the candy store in read more...

The Amazing Alonzo Paperback Exchange Bookstore

Amazing Alonzo Bookstore

Posted by on April 14, 2015

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The oldest independent bookstore in Duluth Minnesota is the Amazing Alonzo Paperback Exchange and Bookstore. This locally owned and operated bookstore has been in business since 1982 and is filled with an overwhelming amount of books. The store is very clean and organized and the owner is knowledgeable and helpful. If you are looking for a specific book or author, read more...

The 17th Annual Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

Posted by on April 14, 2015

Apr 26, 2015 - May 3, 2015
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For eight days you can experience local musicians, artists and performers presenting their talents in a variety of genres of music in Duluth Minnesota. 2015 marks the 17th year of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival which began as a 30th birthday celebration and has grown to be an event featuring 200 musical acts along with some poetry, video, art presentation, read more...

Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake

Sir Benedict's Tavern in Duluth MN

Posted by on March 3, 2015

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On Superior Street near downtown in Duluth Minnesota you can enjoy an authentic English Pub atmosphere at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake. Their outdoor patio in the summer months is the place to be! You can enjoy the full bar offering over twenty beers on tap and many imported beers and a huge domestic selection. Gourmet sandwiches, delicious homemade read more...

Lake Superior Art Glass

The store front at Lake Superior Art Glass in downtown Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on March 3, 2015

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Over 60 artists feature their hand blown glass art in downtown Duluth Minnesota at the Lake Superior Art Glass store. It’s hard not to be amazed as you stand on the sidewalk outside the store and watch owner Dan Neff demonstrate his beautiful craft of making works of glass art from a tube of glass. Then go inside and explore read more...

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Depot Sign

Posted by on March 3, 2015

Apr 16, 2015 - May 3, 2015
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Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of Jesus’ life on earth and is seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. This version of the story is told with a new take of the true gospel story in a 1960’s rock opera celebration. Jesus is portrayed as a modern day celebrity with radical teachings and social ideals in read more...

Chester Bowl Winter Carnival

Chester Bowl Duluth MN

Posted by on February 10, 2015

Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
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One of the best places to enjoy winter activities such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, skating, and sliding are at the Chester Bowl in beautiful Duluth Minnesota. This year a special Winter Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, February 28th, 2015. There will be games and activities for the whole family. The location is perfect in the middle of the city read more...

Coppola Art Imports

Coppolo Art Imports Store Duluth

Posted by on February 10, 2015

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You will feel like you are shopping in Italy as this store is filled with imported Italian ceramics, Murano glass and more. The front window is always filled with eye-catching and colorful ceramics and once you are inside you will be overwhelmed with all there is to see. This shop is located on the shores of Lake Superior near downtown read more...

Va Bene Berarducci’s Caffe

Va Bene Berarducci Cafe Duluth MN

Posted by on February 10, 2015

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Duluth’s finest modern Italian restaurant is Va Bene Berarducci’s Caffe on the shores of Lake Superior. The porch overlooking the big lake is referred to as the “grotto” and is the perfect spot for that special lunch or dinner. Choose from Italian soda, signature martinis and cocktails, iced tea and more to begin your dining experience. Then a plate of read more...

Fig Leaf’s Boutique

Fig Leaf's Boutique

Posted by on January 12, 2015

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Fig Leaf’s Boutique in Downtown Duluth Minnesota is a store filled with the latest eclectic fashions in all sizes in a vintage setting. There is something for everyone’s individual style in this store and new items appear almost every day. Jewelry, clothing, hats, scarves, shoes, boots, accessories, gifts, and more make shopping in this exclusive shop a real treat! Their read more...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Duluth Playhouse Sign

Posted by on January 10, 2015

Feb 12, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
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The Duluth Playhouse presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning show Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The story is set on a plantation home in the steamy Mississippi Delta on Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. You will be entertained as the store unfolds and the Southern gentleman theme gives way to lies, greed and unpleasant truths. The Duluth Playhouse celebrated 100 read more...

Dannie Duluth

Dannie Duluth Consignment Store

Posted by on January 10, 2015

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Danielle (Dannie) came to Duluth in 1999 with a love for women’s clothing and accessories and a vast knowledge of the consignment business along with a trailer of women’s garments. Dannie Duluth offers high quality designer clothing, accessories and furniture and features more than 6,000 consigners in the store located on 4th Street in Duluth Minnesota’s hillside neighborhood. Not only read more...

Ski Hut

Duluth MN Ski Hut

Posted by on December 19, 2014

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The Ski Hut on 4th Street in East Duluth Minnesota is a store that offers not only downhill and cross country skis, bikes and fat bikes, snow shoes, snow boards and outdoor apparel but provides services for maintaining your outdoor equipment, classes and information on outdoor adventure and provides rental for the activity you want to participate in. They say read more...

Toasty’s

Toasty's in Duluth MN

Posted by on December 19, 2014

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If you love grilled cheese sandwiches created from all natural and organic ingredients and fresh bread made locally, this sandwich shop in Duluth Minnesota is for you. The day we stopped in for lunch the weather was cloudy and damp but the sandwiches were warm and delicious. I chose the Porky Pig with Swiss cheese, ham and organic barbeque sauce. read more...

Nice Girls of the North Second Saturday Sale

Nice Girls of the North Sale Location

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Jan 11, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
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Local female artists from in and around Duluth Minnesota gather together to display and sell their handmade items at Lester Park Community Center at this special sale. This unique boutique and marketplace on the second Saturday of the month features handmade clothing, jewelry, candles, baby items, ornaments, photography, stained glass, body products and soap and lots more! Enjoy free coffee, read more...

The Duluth Experience

The Duluth Experience

Posted by on November 11, 2014

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Whether you want to discover historic Duluth, tour and taste local brews or be outdoors experiencing the beautiful North Shore, you need to contact the folks at The Duluth Experience. They are the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides that will give you a Duluth experience you will never forget. The team has roots in Duluth Minnesota and extensive tour guide read more...

The Rustic Olive Duluth

The Rustic Olive Duluth

Posted by on November 11, 2014

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The Rustic Olive, Duluth’s only Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bar, is located in Canal Park just before you travel over the famous Aerial Lift Bridge. This exclusive store features globally harvested oil that is the freshest oil available. It is harvested only twice a year to provide the maximum quality. What fun to sample read more...

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

Duluth MN Greysolon Ballroom

Posted by on November 11, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014
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A piano variety act that is similar to a Las Vegas show is coming to Duluth Minnesota on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The show features Ted and Dave who perform everything from country music to pop music to classic rock piano music on two beautiful grand pianos. The high-energy show includes full audience participation! Not only will you hear great read more...

William A. Irvin Haunted Ship Tours

Haunted Ship Tours

Posted by on October 9, 2014

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
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For many years the S.S. William A. Irvin hauled iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes. During the month of October it turns into a haunted ship tour for only those with courage and bravery. It’s a very scary adventure as you take part in a self-guided tour beginning in the engine room and working your way through dark read more...

Portland Malt Shoppe

Portland Malt Shoppe

Posted by on October 9, 2014

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The location of the Portland Malt Shoppe used to be known as Portland. Duluth and Portland merged their villages at the turn of the century. The historic building was originally a gas station and then a small dress boutique. In 1989 the Portland Malt Shoppe was opened and today it is one of Duluth’s busiest ice cream stores in the read more...

Endion Station Public House

Endion Station Public House

Posted by on October 9, 2014

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At the very corner of Lake Superior in Duluth Minnesota you can enjoy craft beer and cider, pulled meat sandwiches, and a view of the big lake like no other! This historic railroad depot makes a perfect stop for lunch or dinner while you are enjoying Canal Park and the Lake Walk and opened for business in July of 2014. read more...

Tavern on the Hill

Tavern on the Hill Duluth

Posted by on September 8, 2014

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Duluth’s newest eatery is Tavern on the Hill located near the University of Minnesota Duluth on Woodland Avenue in beautiful Duluth Minnesota. The outside of the building is breath taking with its flickering copper signs and exquisite stone work. The building was constructed on a site that used to be just a hill with really big rocks and a place read more...

Chilly Billy’s Frozen Yogurt

Chilly Billy's Duluth

Posted by on September 8, 2014

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Chilly Billy’s Frozen Yogurt shop is one of two locations in Minnesota and is located in the exciting new Bluestone Development by the University of Minnesota Duluth. The family that owns this great yogurt palace is proud to say they serve Dannon YoCream frozen yogurt that claims health benefits that others do not. There are ten delicious flavors of frozen read more...

30th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival

Chester Bowl Sign

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
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The fall festival at Chester Bowl is celebrating 30 years this year on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chester Bowl in Duluth Minnesota. A 117-acre park in the middle of the city provides a perfect location for a fun fall day for the whole family. Over 100 vendors, fresh local produce, local artisan crafts, read more...

Duluth Rose Garden

Duluth MN Rose Garden

Posted by on August 13, 2014

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The original Rose Garden opened in 1965 with 2,000 roses and remained for 25 years winning many awards and enjoyed by Duluth residents and visitors. In 1994 a redevelopment project forced the rose garden to move and the beautiful six acre garden is now situated over the expressway that travels through Duluth Minnesota. The rose garden is planted over seven read more...

Vitta Pizza

Vitta Pizza Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on August 12, 2014

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While you enjoy the sights and sounds of ocean-going vessels gliding under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park, you can treat yourself to Neapolitan style pizza at Vitta Pizza. Their pizzas are made with homemade dough which is hand thrown very high, Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and is “kissed by the flame” in an Italian wood-fired oven that read more...

Duluth Airshow

Duluth Airshow

Posted by on August 12, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
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The largest airshow in Minnesota for plane lovers and those who love a party in the sky will gather in Duluth Minnesota on August 23rd and 24th, 2014. The 2014 Duluth Airshow features the United States Navy Blue Angels this year along with featured pilots, jump teams, squadrons, and demonstrations. Airplanes and helicopters will be on display and make this read more...

Duluth Woman’s Club 48th Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens

Iris garden at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - Jul 17, 2014
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The Duluth Woman’s Club has offered a tour of Duluth’s beautiful homes and gardens each year and 2014 marks their 48th annual tour. This event includes a luncheon at the historic red brick Tudor home built in 1909 located in the beautiful East end of Duluth Minnesota. The Woman’s Clubhouse offers a great view of Lake Superior from the original read more...

Art in the Alley

Art in the Alley

Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Art in the Alley is a unique store that offers original works of art that you can wear, own and display in your home or your garden. All of their merchandise is one-of-a-kind and hand made at the location. The owners and creators say that shopping for clothing, jewelry, pottery, furniture, art, and more at Art in the Alley “will read more...

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen

Posted by on July 8, 2014

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A drive up the North Shore along Lake Superior from Duluth isn’t complete without a stop at the Great Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River. The small and quaint village of Knife River has history that reflects the first days of logging and commercial fishing at the turn of the century. About half way between Duluth and Two Harbors on read more...

Waters of Superior

2 front windows of building with Waters of Superior sign in between them

Posted by on June 9, 2014

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If you are shopping for that special gift for someone or in need of a souvenir from Duluth Minnesota, or just into beautiful art, Waters of Superior Gallery offers unique merchandise, jewelry, clothing, glassware, lotions, art, photography and more. Located in Canal Park near the shipping canal, Waters of Superior Gallery is a store that you will want to spend read more...

At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe

The front windows At Sara's Table Chester Creek Café

Posted by on June 9, 2014

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From the roof top bee hives to the outdoor patio and delicious food, there’s a lot to enjoy At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café in Duluth Minnesota. Located just blocks from the University of Minnesota Duluth, this unique restaurant has an intimate atmosphere and great culinary treats. The large oversized booths, comfy furniture by the fireplace, a meeting room, and read more...

Chester Creek Concerts

White sign with red letters reading, Chester Creek Concerts, Tuesday's 7pm, summer 2014

Posted by on June 4, 2014

Jun 3, 2014 - Aug 5, 2014
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In the middle of Duluth, Minnesota is a unique 117 acre park that is called Chester Bowl because Chester Creek flows through the park and the hills on three sides of “the bowl” provide for skiing in the winter months. A scenic overlook provides a great view of Lake Superior and great views of the beautiful city of Duluth. The read more...

Park Point Art Fair

Duluth MN Park Point Sign

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Jun 27, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
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The Park Point Art Fair in Duluth Minnesota always takes place on the last weekend in June–rain or shine. It is attended not only by travelers who have come to Duluth but the local folks from Duluth make it an annual ritual to attend. The range of art on display is overwhelming and one-of-a-kind. You will see artwork this weekend read more...

Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Duluth Sports Center

Posted by on May 2, 2014

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The Duluth Heritage Sports Center opened in January 2009 as part of the Clyde Park development project and has made a significant improvement to the landscape in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth Minnesota. This sports center is a place where youth, adults and families can gather to ice skate, watch hockey, play hockey, attend camps and programs and enjoy read more...

Duluth Children’s Museum

Duluth Children's Museum Building

Posted by on May 2, 2014

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The Duluth Children’s Museum is the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation and was established in 1930 in Duluth Minnesota. In 2009 the museum located to its new location after the Duluth Malt and Brewing Company building was purchased and is now the home of the museum. The recent and ongoing renovation will culminate in a 28,000 square foot read more...

Midi Restaurant

Foyer of Midi's with stained glass and special board

Posted by on April 6, 2014

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The Midi Restaurant is located in the historic Fitger’s Hotel in Duluth Minnesota, offers exceptional cuisine, a Tiki Bar, a dinner theater, and an outdoor patio with the very best views of Lake Superior. In the warmer months the outside seating is delightful with all the sights and sounds of the big lake. Classic entrees and full color flavors from read more...

JJ Astor Restaurant

JJ Astor Restaurant in Duluth MN

Posted by on April 6, 2014

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John Jacob Astor was a German immigrant who lived out the American Dream coming to America and when he died in 1848, he was the “most prosperous” man in America. He owned a fur-trading outpost on the St. Louis River and from the profits, he invested and owned numerous businesses and enterprises. So it is only right that the restaurant read more...

Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop for Earth Day

Posted by on April 6, 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
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The 24th anniversary of the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop happens on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Duluth, Minnesota at various galleries that offer free receptions. This special Earth Day week event provides folks an opportunity to visit many art galleries and take in live demonstrations, clothing, art, sculpture, and more. Nine galleries read more...

Fitger’s Bockfest

Fitger's Sign

Posted by on March 6, 2014

Mar 10, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
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Bockfest in Duluth Minnesota is a German celebration of Spring. Although the grass may not be green and the snow will probably not even be melted, the celebration at Fitger’s Courtyard will be March 13-15, 2014. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th, the Food and Beer Tent will open with a blessing of the Lake Superior Split Rock read more...

Pickwick Restaurant and Pub

Pickwick sign

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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The Pickwick Restaurant and Pub in Duluth Minnesota is a landmark celebrating 100 years of history in 2014. The original woodwork and carvings in the restaurant tell a story of their own in the Old World Atmosphere. The painted canvases in Pickwick’s Dutch Room are to be examined closely as they hide a five-fingered monk, a grasshopper commemorating the insect read more...

Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing

Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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The original Carmody family immigrated from Ireland, settled in Duluth and opened a pub in the west end of the city. Nearly 80 years later, a grandson opened the Carmody Irish Pub and Brewery in Downtown Duluth in a building that was originally a livery stable. This traditional Irish Pub is a great place to meet people that offers live read more...

Tweed Museum of Art

Tweed Museum of Art

Posted by on February 13, 2014

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George and Alice Tweed began collecting 19th and early 20th century European and American Art and in 1958 the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth was opened and dedicated. Over 8,000 art objects make up the permanent art collection on the campus in Duluth Minnesota. Not only do they provide wonderful art exhibits, they provide ongoing read more...

Bent Paddle Brewing Company

Bent Paddle Brewing Duluth MN

Posted by on February 12, 2014

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The Bent Paddle Brewing Company was created by four individuals–two married couples–who love paddling a canoe in the North Country, have extensive brewing skills and business experience, and know that great water makes great beer! They all have a love for the Duluth community and they opened the brewery and tap room in West Duluth in May of 2013. Their read more...

Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week

Eat Downtown Duluth MN

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Mar 31, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014
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The Greater Downtown Council is sponsoring the 5th annual “Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week” taking place in Duluth Minnesota beginning Monday, March 31, 2014 and continuing twelve days through Friday, April 11, 2014. While you are in town enjoying a romantic getaway, vacation, honeymoon, birthday or anniversary, you may enjoy outstanding appetizers, delicious entrees and delectable desserts all for one read more...

Duluth’s Big Jig 2014

Pike Lake in Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on January 9, 2014

Feb 9, 2014 - Feb 9, 2014
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The University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Department sponsors the Big Jig 2014 Fishing Contest to raise funds for UMD Athletic Scholarships. This ice fishing contest takes place on Pike Lake on Midway Road in Duluth Minnesota on February 9, 2014 beginning at noon and continues until 3:00 p.m. at which time all live fish will be entered and judged. This read more...

Hanabi Japanese Cuisine

Hanbi Japanese Cuisine

Posted by on January 9, 2014

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When you are in Duluth Minnesota and are wanting the best Sushi in town, you will want to visit Hanabi Japanese Cuisine in Downtown Duluth. You have a extensive menu to choose from including traditional Japanese cuisine and Sushi and this restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients. The sleek and modern interior is welcoming and some of our guests say read more...

Canal Park Brewing Company

Canal Park Brewing

Posted by on January 9, 2014

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At the Canal Park Brewing Company in Duluth Minnesota you not only can enjoy fun locally crafted beers and delicious food but you can relax and take in some beautiful views of Lake Superior and then take in a tour of their 15 barrel, three vessel brewing system! Located in Canal Park, this business was built in 2012 and replaces read more...

Great Lakes Fly Company

Great Lakes Fly Shop Duluth

Posted by on December 7, 2013

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Fly fisherman and those who love to fish will appreciate the Great Lakes Fly Company store in the historic Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth Minnesota. Not only can you purchase flies, rods, and reels; but you can get the latest scoop on local fishing in and around Duluth and the North Shore! If you would like to learn how to tie read more...

Black Woods Restaurant

Sign at Blackwoods Restaurant

Posted by on December 7, 2013

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Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, first date or holiday dinner; the food at Black Woods Restaurant in Duluth Minnesota will always be a special dining experience. A fun bar, a fine dining room, a porch overlooking Lake Superior and curbside pick-up service are your choices and the menus are extensive. Black Woods also owns other restaurants read more...

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

A dog team and a musher along the shore

Posted by on December 7, 2013

Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015
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The 31st running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon takes places in January 2015 in Duluth Minnesota. This historic dog sled race from Duluth up the North Shore and back is in honor of John Beargrease and his brothers who transported mail on the North Shore for almost twenty years between 1879 and 1899. There are many events that read more...

Serendipity

Sign for Serendipity boutique

Posted by on November 14, 2013

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If you love vintage items, shabby chic, home décor, unique gifts and the comfort of shopping in an old house, then you need to stop at Serendipity when you are in Duluth, Minnesota. Located on Superior Street in the Lakeside neighborhood, this upscale boutique is a one-of-a-kind shop. Your browsing begins outside on the lawn and front porch. When you read more...

Hannah Johnson Fabrics

Tag from an item at Hannah Johnson Fabric Store with black letters and blue dots

Posted by on November 14, 2013

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Quilt lovers, those who enjoy sewing and those who love to get lost looking at beautiful fabrics will enjoy Hannah Johnson Fabrics Store in Duluth, Minnesota. When you open the door and enter this delightful location, you will be inspired to sew, make quilts, create gifts and more. There are patterns to give you inspiration, ideas, sample projects with directions read more...

Amsoil Duluth National Snowcross

Duluth National Snowmobile Race

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Nov 29, 2013 - Dec 1, 2013
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For the 22nd year, snowmobile lovers will gather at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota for the kick-off event for the world’s professional snowmobile races. The snow will be man-made but Mother Nature usually gives a fresh layer of fresh snow for the event that is highly attended by locals and folks from all over the nation. Enjoy the racing, jumping read more...

Hartley Nature Center

Nature Center

Posted by on October 6, 2013

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Hartley Nature Center is located in Duluth’s 660-acre island of wilderness in Hartley Park very close to UMD and Hawk Ridge. This nature center provides opportunities for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching, canoeing, trout fishing, mountain biking, trail walking and includes interactive exhibits, a green building tour and native wildflower gardens. The green building was completed in 2003 read more...

Cookie Temptations

Gourmet cookies in Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on October 6, 2013

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Located in the Woodland area of Duluth Minnesota, Cookie Temptations is the best place to get gourmet sugar cookies that are designed with the finest chocolates. Each cookie is hand-rolled, cut, designed and packaged. Giving cookies for holidays, special occasions, weddings, or birthdays is a great change to the usual giving of flowers and other gifts. Cookie Temptations will prepare read more...

2013 Gales of November

Lake Superior storm surge

Posted by on October 6, 2013

Nov 1, 2013 - Nov 2, 2013
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The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association presents its 26th annual Gales of November in various locations in historic Canal Park in Duluth Minnesota on November 1st and 2nd, 2013. This organization was founded in 1973 to preserve and celebrate Duluth’s and Lake Superior’s maritime history. The conference includes keynote speakers, a trade show, an exciting silent auction, more special events read more...

Hawk Weekend Festival

Bird Observatory

Posted by on September 12, 2013

Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015
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A celebration of birds! An evening social, workshops and demonstrations at and away from Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, an annual meeting with awards, demonstrations with live birds, interpretative programs, merchandise and refreshments are all part of this yearly event in Duluth Minnesota. The 2015 Hawk Weekend Festival features a Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad train trip that includes birding and history read more...

Valentini’s Vicino Lago

Duluth Restaurant

Posted by on September 12, 2013

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Located very close to Lake Superior and near the Duluth Rose Garden, Valentini’s Vicino Lago features Italian Cuisine at affordable prices and offers a perfect location. You may choose to dine inside or outside on the porch enjoying the breezes of the big lake. On Wednesday evenings, there is live music, half price bottles of wine, pasta specials and luscious read more...

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Bird Observatory

Posted by on September 12, 2013

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is located on the western ridge of Lake Superior in Duluth Minnesota. Leaving North America, raptors migrate on their way to the southern hemisphere and can be viewed along this historic area along the shore of the big lake. Impressive numbers of birds are counted from mid-August into December. There are naturalists who often net the read more...

New Scenic Cafe

Casual dining near Duluth MN

Posted by on August 8, 2013

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The New Scenic Cafe is located near Duluth, Minnesota on the North Shore Drive and directly across from Lake Superior. In the Spring, Summer and Fall you may explore their extensive gardens on your way into the café. Their menus change with the seasons and include starters, soups and salads, entrees, sandwiches, desserts, and many choices of beverages, wine and read more...

Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Largest Minnesota Outdoor Display

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Nov 21, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
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Make plans to see Duluth Minnesota’s Bentleyville Tour of Lights–Minnesota’s largest outdoor light display! When Nathan Bentley decorated his home in Esko Minnesota for Christmas it would cause a traffic jam because thousands of folks would travel there to see his extensive light display. The City of Duluth made a deal with the Bentleys to bring their light display to read more...

Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery

Dining in Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on July 10, 2013

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Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery is located in the first historic Duluth city hall building that was built in 1899. This structure was the scene where the many millionaires in Duluth Minnesota came to do business, wealthy politicians gathered to make laws, and common citizens came to pay their fines. They set the standard back in their day that made Duluth read more...

Moon Shadow Sailing

Moon Shadow Sailing in Duluth Minnesota

Posted by on July 5, 2013

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Experience sailing on Lake Superior with friendly, licensed and skilled skippers aboard the sailboats owned by Moon Shadow Sailing. Their excursions include day sails and sunset cruises on the big lake for six people. You can bring your special bottle of wine and snacks to enjoy this one-of-a-kind trip on the big water. The Moon Shadow Sailing vessels are docked read more...

Mexico Lindo

Chimichangas covered in white cheese sauce with refried beans and side of guacomole salad on white plate.

Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Located in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex on the shores of Lake Superior, Mexico Lindo Restaurant provides a fun and casual atmosphere and serves very authentic Mexican food.  Choose to dine in the bar, in the spacious dining area or in the summer time enjoy the outdoor deck overlooking Duluth’s Lake Walk.  From each and every window you can enjoy the read more...

Northern Prints Gallery

4 framed floral prints in varying sizes with wood and shiny brass frames with white and cream matts.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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Located in a vintage 1891 home, the Northern Prints Gallery represents the work of the Northern Printmakers Alliance, area printmakers that live in the area or have a long association with Duluth, Minnesota. The media represented in this one-of-a-kind gallery include woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, screenprints, linocuts, monoprints, solarplates, and relief prints. Each print is an original work of art and read more...

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Stone and brick building of square structure and few windows, with carved name reading Karpeles Manuscript Library museum

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums contain the largest collection of original documents, photography and manuscripts in the world. Exhibits on display in Duluth, Minnesota have included the original draft of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March music, the history of the dictionary and thesaurus, manuscripts belonging to Einstein and Galileo and documents representing political history, war, and religion. The Duluth museum is located in read more...

Duluth Balloon Festival

Rusted metal span, with cut out stars and the words Bayfront Festival park with de-leafed trees and gray sky.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

Sep 20, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
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This will be the first time visitors and residents alike will witness the launch of hot air balloons in more than 120 years here in Duluth Minnesota! Known as Le Festival Des Montgolfèries à Duluth, the festival will include 12 Hot Air Balloons all ascending from Bayfront Festival Park on the shore of Lake Superior and in Duluth Minnesota’s harbor. read more...

The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast

Red brick 2-story home with white trim and glowing porch lights on either side of front door at dusk.

Posted by on April 30, 2013

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This historic home of grain baron, George G. Barnum, was built in 1910 and is now The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast. The red brick home boasts a glass enclosed front porch on the front and side of the mansion and overlooks Oregon Creek as it works its way to Lake Superior. Five luxurious suites feature fireplaces, read more...

Joy Fischer

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Location: Duluth, Minnesota Since: 1998 — I was born in Minnesota and as a child visited Duluth to watch the big ships enter the harbor under the Aerial Lift Bridge.  We would drive up the North Shore and stop and skip stones into the big lake. Returning 15 years ago to restore this historic mansion seemed like the perfect opportunity read more...