Planning your wilderness adventure starts here. We’re your source for northern Minnesota tourism information and guidance. We’ve curated this extensive list of dining, local services and shopping opportunities to help our visitors craft the perfect Cook County getaway.

Local businesses are essential to Cook County. They contribute to our culture and delight our visitors with extensive knowledge and expertise to share. If you have any questions along the way, we, and our local business owners, will be more than happy to help.

Browse our local service listing below. You can narrow your search by the communities you plan to visit. Be sure to click the Visit Cook County compass to add ideas to your trip planner. You can find and review your trip planner anytime under Plan – Trip Planner.

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Nor’Wester Lodge Gift Shop

Your full service store on the trail. We have clothing, gear, souvenirs, groceries, bait, fuel & licenses. Our watercraft rentals include canoes, paddleboats, a pontoon ...

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Lake Superior Trading Post

Sure, we may be the second-greatest attraction in this grand little Minnesota town, but if you can pull yourself away from the big water (and ...

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Joynes Dept. Store & Ben Franklin

Just what does Joynes Dept. Store & Ben Franklin sell? Way more than you think! Joynes houses an amazing variety of clothing, footwear, Boundary Waters ...

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Betsy Bowen Gallery & Artists Studios

Betsy Bowen Gallery is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, calendars & cards. Also home to ...

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Cabin Antiques

Cabin Antiques was established in 2002, in lovely Grand Marais, MN. We started our business selling a wide range of antiques ...

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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Housed in the historic Chik-Wauk Lodge on beautiful Saganaga Lake, the center presents the area's cultural and natural history through interpretive and interactive exhibits. Learn ...

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Beth’s Fudge & Gifts

Beth's Fudge and Gifts: sweatshirts, t-shirts, 30+ fudge flavors made in the store, candy, food, mugs, kids toys & clothes, postcards, key chains, & more! Mail ...

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Buck’s Hardware

A general mercantile: we have licenses, bait, sporting goods, fuel, pet supplies, household goods, garden, paint and other hardware needs.

Clearview General Store

We have a little bit of everything and if we don’t, we know where to find it! Groceries and Household items, Grab & Go ...

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Art by KFox Studio

Kathy Fox Weinberg is a painter, plein aire and in-studio. Her work is inspired by Lake Superior and the surrounding wilderness. Her studio is open ...

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Art of the Elements Gallery at Frykman Art Studio

We are a lovely 8 1/2 mile drive from either Lutsen or Grand Marais. Art of the Elements Gallery features the works of Sharon and Steve Frykman ...

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Blue Moose

Joyful treasures for the spirit, home and garden. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Open from May to October, seven days a week.

Cook County Market

The Cook County Market celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer, offering handmade quality products by Cook County artists and artisans. Look ...

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