Amazing Grace Bakery and Café

Food & Drink

How stinkin’ cute are these? They came from Amazing Grace Bakery and Café! If you find your way to Duluth, through Canal Park, make your way to the basement of the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace. Originally built in 1909, the eight story warehouse held furniture until after WWII and the Great Depression, then became a manufacturer and […]

March 29, 2017

Duluth Grill 

Food & Drink

This next #mnbucketlist stop really needs no introduction. Known affectionately by their popular, eclectic, one-of-a-kind mugs, the Duluth Grill in Duluth has amassed a significant following via word-of-mouth. With it being the best kept secret in town, you would be hard-pressed to find a more iconic symbol for Duluth. Another favorite among Duluthians with lines out […]

March 27, 2017

Park Point

Parks & Geology, Paul Bunyan

Most people don’t think of Duluth as a beach town. Home to Minnesota Point, also called Park Point, the longest freshwater sand bar in the world. From where I stand, although covered in ice, the beach is located at the western tip of Lake Superior. Created by silt and sand deposition from the Nemadji and […]

March 24, 2017

Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium

Buildings & Architecture

Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, part of Swenson College of Science and Engineering, is part of the University of Minnesota at Duluth.  Located on the main UMD campus, it has served Duluth for 50 years.  Built in 1967 with a donation of nearly $200,000 from Marshall William Alworth, the planetarium gets roughly 18,000 visitors a year. […]

March 22, 2017

Lake Superior Brewing Company

Food & Drink

Opened in 1994, Lake Superior Brewing Company is Minnesota’s oldest micro brewery. A legend in its own right, Lake Superior Brewing Company is a commercial microbrewery in the Northland, starting back in the early 1990s. Duluth’s original craft beer began with a few homebrewers improvising traditional recipes for ambers, pale ales, and stouts. Beginning with […]

March 19, 2017

Veterans Evergreen Memorial Drive Scenic Byway

Parks & Geology

Minnesota State Highway 23 spans from southwestern to northeastern Minnesota and is the second longest state route in Minnesota, after MN 1. A welcome change of pace from I-35 for those who prefer to “go the long way” or “enjoy the ride”. I am one of those people. As I ventured north on 23, I passed […]

March 14, 2017

Duquette General Store

Food & Drink

In continuing with my off-the-beaten-path approach, I give you the Duquette General Store. Up Highway 23 from the Pine County Historical Society and History Museum, Duquette is a small unincorporated community, built on an early Indian village site. Located along the BNSF Railway, then the Great Northern Railway that runs with the Willow River, it […]

March 11, 2017

The World’s Largest Walleye

Historical & Museum, Paul Bunyan

When it comes to Paul Bunyan lore, I will go just about anywhere to follow in his exploits. The World’s Largest Walleye in Rush City, caught by none other than the Mackinaw-wearing gargantuan was no exception. Weighing in at a whopping 1,999 pounds, 15.5 ounce and enticed by a 35 pound Tiger Muskie and brought […]

March 6, 2017

Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 

Antiques, Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture, Casino, Cemeteries & Graveyards, Concerts & Venues, Events, Food & Drink, Historical & Museum, Music, Parks & Geology, Retail

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth? Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, […]

March 4, 2017

Malone’s Bar and Grill

Food & Drink

Located in the heart of Arbor Lakes in the AMC Movie Theatre Parking Lot is Malone’s Bar and Grill. Founded in 2010 and owned by the people that brought you Maynard’s. Malone’s is also known for having the best happy hours in Maple Grove and it’s no wonder. If you come in for a beer […]

March 1, 2017