Travel all the way up legendary Highway 61 to the tip of the Arrowhead and you’ll arrive at Grand Portage – home of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, one of the earliest Ojibwa settlements in Minnesota.
Discover the natural beauty of Minnesota’s largest waterfall – the 120-foot High Falls of the Pigeon River located in Grand Portage State Park. All visitors can enjoy “the Niagara Falls of Minnesota” with a short, fully accessible trail to the High Falls overlook. Stop by the Grand Portage National Monument along with the park’s Visitor Center to learn about the culture and traditions of the Grand Portage Ojibwa people.
From Mt. Josephine, enjoy panoramic views of Lake Superior, Isle Royale, and the Susie Islands. Those seeking excitement of a different kind, make the voyage to the 15,000-square-foot Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, where a warm welcome and exciting gaming await.
During the second full weekend in August, join us to celebrate the rich heritage of the Grand Portage community with two iconic events: the National Park Service’s Rendezvous Days and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Pow-Wow, voted one of the Top 100 U.S. events by the American Bus Association.
You’ll soon discover why this special place has been a meeting place for centuries.