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Area Attractions Hiking Museums Voyageurs National Park Visitor Center
Area attractions near Ash Trail Lodge
Kabetogama Overlook View of national park lake

In our unspoiled upnorth location you will find many things to do within Voyageurs National Park and also within a short drive of our lodge. There is something for everyone, whether it be:

A beutiful sunset in Sullivan Bay

Voyageur National Park Visitor Centers & Attractions

Voyageurs National Park

3131 Hwy 53
International Falls, MN 56649
(218) 283-9821
VNP tour boat trips into Voyageur Country
(218) 875-2111
Ash River Visitor Center

(218) 374-3221
Open daily May 7 - September 30, 9am - 5pm
Visit the center and enjoy hiking trails filled with pine and spectacular views of Lake Kabetogama
Boat tours and Naturalists programs originate here.
Kabetogama Visitor Center

(218) 875-2111
Open daily May 7 - September 30, 9am - 5pm
Boat tours and Naturalists programs originate here.
Rainy Lake Visitor Center

International Falls, MN 56649
(218) 286-5258
Programs offered summer and winter.
Ellsworth Rock Garden

Located on the north shore of Lake Kabetogama, you will find beautiful and creative rock statuaries. Restoration of the gardens begins in 2005.
Accessible by boat only.
Echo Bay Trail

Wander through aspen forests, rocky pine covered ridges and past beaver ponds. A trail guide provides a new view on plant life on this 2.3 mile access from Northern Lights road in the Kabetogama Community.
Contact the visitor center for more info.
Historic Kettle Falls and Dam

Visit the Kettle Falls Historic District where you can look south into Canada from the International Border, visit the dam, the 1912 dam-tenders cabin, the site of blind pig, and the 1912 Kettle Falls Hotel.
Open May through September.
Boat tours offered from the visitors centers.

Beautiful sunset on the lake

Area Museums & Tours


Orr Area Tourist Information Center
(218) 757-3932
The center offers the chance to walk through a bog without getting your feet wet!
Access from Hwy 53 in Orr, MN
Grand Mound History Center

A place of mystery and beauty, Grand Mound has a visitor center with exhibits, audio/visual programs, and hands on activities for the visitor. Over two miles of nature trails and a picnic area. The building, trails, and picnic area are all handicap accessible. Owned and operated by the Minnesota Historical Society, the site is located 17 miles west of International Falls on Hwy 11.
Open May through Labor Day.
Admission is free.
For additional information or reservations for a special group call (218) 285-3332.
Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary

A chance to observe black bears in a natural environment. A family favorite every year.

Orr, MN 55771
(800) 357-9255 for more info
Open summer only, 5pm - dusk
Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays.
Koochiching County & Bronko Nagurski Historical Museum

State of the art facility will preserve and educate all visitors about the history of Koochiching County with well researched and exciting exhibits. Over 10,000 items are exhibitied in the museum and cover topics including Native American artifacts, geology, homesteading ara, early settlement, farm equipment, antique cars, toys and dolls, and much, much more!

The Bronko Nagurski Museum is a lasting tribute to an outstanding man, athlete, and citizen. It is the first modern museum in America dedicated to an individual football player.

(218) 283-4316 for more information
Both museums open May through September.
Located in International Falls.
Boise Cascade Paper Mill Tours

The art and craft of papermaking is as old as recorded history. In International Falls, the growth of the papermaking industry and the growth of the city have gone hand in hand.

(218) 285-5011
Tours offered June through August.
Iron World Discovery Center

Minnesota's mining industry is captured in this park in Chisholm. Visitors can climb on equipment, ride the old time trolley, and visit ethnic displays and storytellers. Also home to Pellet Pete's Mini Golf Course.
(800) 372-6437
Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Drop a half a mile into the ground, ride an electric train, and climb a 32 step spiral staircase at Minnesota's very first underground mine.

Located in Soudan (near Ely).
(218) 753-2245 for tour times

Canoe during sunset on the lake

Area Golf Courses

The Wilderness Golf Course

Located at Fortune Bay Casino Resort on Lake Vermillion. Over 7,200 yards over 18-holes.

(800) 992-4680 for tee times.
Falls Country Club

Located next to the Rainy River, the Falls Country Club offers a scenic 18-hole championship golf course. PGA golf professional, pro shop, restaurant, bar, & practice range.

(218) 283-4491 for tee times.
Vermilion River Greens

9 hole course
Crane Lake Rd
Buyck, MN 55771
(218) 993-2246 for tee times.
Kitchen Creek Golf Club

18 hole course
Fort Frances, Ont, Canada
April - October, 7am - dusk
(807) 274-GOLF
Your Hosts: Steve, Deb & Tom Wieber

Questions: 218-374-3131

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Orr, Minnesota 55771

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