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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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You MUST drive this route! Spectacular!

A trip to Duluth is not complete without a trip up the North Shore Drive of Lake Superior. WOW! Be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Enroute Duluth

One of the best drives from Minneapolis to Duluth. Best time to visit would be during the fall... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A trip to Duluth is not complete without a trip up the North Shore Drive of Lake Superior. WOW! Be sure to stop and check out all the lookout points! Every one of them! Take photos. Bring binoculars. Pack a lunch. Hike. Bring a friend,...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best drives from Minneapolis to Duluth. Best time to visit would be during the fall color season - as we get to enjoy seeing every bit of the scenery.

Thank ArchitMurali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the scenic drive late November & it was still gorgeous. Drove up to Split Rock. Didn’t even feel like an hour drive from the resort. Love to see it in a different light.

Thank cnielsen14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our most favorite things to do is to take this drive. What makes it even better are the fun and unique shops you can stop on along the way.

Thank mightymookey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an unusually clear day when we drove from Duluth to the Split Rock Lighthouse. We'd never been on the scenic drive before. When we could see Lake Superior it was calm and looked ready to freeze over, but temps were in the high...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes the temperatures may be chillier than Maui, but the beauty of this North Shore scenic Drive can hold its own in the realm of romance and beauty. Stunning water views and vistas for miles with green forests, and wild flowers lined up along the...More

Thank elizharrington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to fly to Thunder bay and drive to Minnesota to visit family. A very scenic drive. Lots of interresting places ti visit. A higly recomended route.

Thank Egil J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We choose to take the scenic route as we made our way to our North Shore vacation (north of Two Harbors). The wind, the lake, the birds...great drive. It was the start of deer hunting season and from time to time we would come across...More

Thank AnnieQ41412
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

1st time visiting the north shore! The beauty is unimaginable! Crystal clear waters and beautiful sunsets! Plenty of state parks along the way with gorgeous water falls.

Thank angien1975
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The complete trip up the side of Lake Superior, was incredible. The Silver Creek tunnel Was something to see also. Keep track of your fuel, and the farther north you go, the slimmer the stops become. MAKE THE TRIP WITH A CAMERA.

Thank opmmotorsports
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Nicole G | Reviewed this property |
I was there last weekend. Leaves were starting to turn on the north shore in MN so should be great the dates you’re there.
17 August 2017|
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Response from LoveTheMidwest_2016 | Reviewed this property |
It's Duluth, plan for anything. Pants, Jacket & Shoes would be the best bet. Was just there last week, wore a jacket most of time. Sandles did not make it out of the suitcase. If you are going to be on the water dress... More
Jack M
20 July 2017|
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Response from Beryl S | Reviewed this property |
There is no Door County in Minnesota. I'm an ice cream freak and really didn't find any good ones along the North Shore.