Get Down, Duluth

Jack Rendulich

Get Down, Duluth: A Revival That's the Talk of the Town

Boutique stores, microbreweries, restaurants, movies, live entertainment and quality residences: Meet the new downtown Duluth. The city’s heart once again feels more like its hub of activity.



Marcia Hales Lighting Display

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

The evening's first visitors at Marcia Hales' Park Point lighting display were a trio of bundled-up women. “Shirley will show you around,” Marcia joked, gesturing toward her bearded collie. “Or you can follow the cats.” The ladies were skeptical. more


A.G. Thomson House

Courtesy A.G. Thomson House

TripAdvisor gave the A.G. Thomson House its Travelers’ Choice Award, naming it the No.1 B&B in the United States for the second time in four years. We caught up with co-owner Tim Allen to ask how he and his wife, Angie, brought the inn to the top. more

May 12, 2016 3:09 PM Minnesota

Hartley Park’s Urban Wilderness

Courtesy Hartley Nature Center

It is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, but this urban park still allows you to forget that you’re in the city while enjoying a quiet walk. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Lake Superior Journal: A Cruise Across Time

Marie Zhuikov

The nip in the air may be why the passengers of the Wenonah consisted of only me and two other women. Like me, they were traveling not just across the water on Minnesota's North Shore, but across time. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Santa’s Adventures in the Mall

Courtesy Brian Thiry

When Santa came to our magazine office, he didn’t say “Ho, Ho, Howdy.” He simply shook my hand and gave me the merriest of smiles. I asked Santa to tell me some of his memories from past holidays so we can see the season through Santa’s eyes. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

Sunshine Cafe

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

When you’re hungry in Duluth, head to a not-exactly hidden food gem by taking the Central Avenue exit, south or north on I-35. This West Duluth neighborhood brims with homestyle eateries. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

Journal: The First Stirrings

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

I can still bring to mind details of the weekend that triggered my ongoing romance with Lake Superior, Minnesota’s North Shore and Duluth. Four high school pals and I drove north from suburban Minneapolis. It was our first away-from-home adventure. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota


Aaron Schuh

Minneapolis band Romantica takes the stage at Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen Mountains on April 4. Its richly-textured sound blends elements of folk, alt-country, rock and pop and features the compelling vocals of frontman and songwriter Ben Kyle. more

Mar 24, 2015 11:03 AM Minnesota

Gun Flint Tavern

Jeff Gecas

You just never know who might appear on one of the multiple live-performance stages sprinkled around the small town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. more

Nov 19, 2014 2:13 PM Minnesota

Boo at the Zoo

Courtesy Lake Superior Zoo

What must the animals think each Halloween when the Lake Superior Zoo’s wildly popular “Boo at the Zoo” draws thousands of youngsters outfitted as pirates, witches, cowboys and Peter Pan? more


A New HQ for Tettegouche in Minnesota

Courtesy Tettegouche State Park

Tettegouche State Park recently opened its new, state-of-the-art visitor center on Minnesota's North Shore. more

Jul 11, 2014 2:30 PM Minnesota


Paul L. Hayden

Lake Superior Magazine's own Linda Nervick goes over the edge of a Duluth, Minnesota, building for a good cause: supporting Downtown Duluth and Duluth Sidewalk Days 2014. more

Jul 10, 2014 6:00 PM Minnesota


Courtesy Glensheen

Spring is a great time to visit – or to revisit – Duluth's Glensheen Historic Congdon Estate, which offers a variety of tours and regular events. more

May 21, 2014 10:41 AM Minnesota

Park Point Sunset

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

In this time-lapse video of a perfect spring evening on Park Point, we've condensed two hours into 45 spectacular seconds. Produced by LSM's Phil Bencomo. more

May 19, 2014 10:35 AM Minnesota

Shipwrecks Alive!

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

What’s it like to scuba dive at a shipwreck? How does a Lake Superior wreck differ from one in the South Pacific? You’ll find the answers at Great Lakes Aquarium. “Shipwrecks Alive!” is a new exhibit that opened July 3. more

May 9, 2014 11:40 AM Minnesota


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