The historical significance of the ports along Minnesota’s North Shore of lake superior create a variety of north shore attractions. If you’re looking to add tour to your list of experiences there are several favorites that make the list. These attractions capture the history, heritage and culture of the region.
Because of how far Lake Superior stretches inland, the port at Duluth was a major means for farmers, timber barons and other industries to get their goods out of the midwest and off to the coast in the 19th century. Light houses dot the coast and canal park in Duluth is a tourist favorite where you can see freighters up close as they come into port during their shipping season.
The north shore and north east Minnesota was home or a summer home to many of the 19th centuries captains of industry. One of the most famous estates is the GlenSheen Mansion which still stands and is available for tour. The estate is run by the University of Minnesota Duluth.