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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Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Slope-side ski-in/ski-out restaurant and tap room. Also accessible by snowmobile and hiking trails. Full menu of American Cuisine. Inside fireplace dining or outdoor patio.

Papa Charlie’s Tavern at Lutsen Mountains

Enjoy family dining in our mountain view dining room or relax in the expansive bar. In the summer months enjoy outdoor deck dining with spectacular ...

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Cascade Lodge Restaurant

Mon-Sun: 8 am - 8 pm Happy Hour: 3 – 6 pm Daily

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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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Island View Dining & Antler’s Lounge

The Island View Dining Room at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino serves comfort food with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Open daily, for breakfast, ...

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The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

Located in the Lodge at Lutsen Resort, The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Strand” means shore in ...

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Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge

Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge offers authentic lodge dining with fireplace, full-service bar and patio featuring a panoramic view overlooking Gunflint Lake and into Canada. ...

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Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge

Located eight miles outside of Grand Marais on Devil Track Lake, Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge is a special place to meet family and ...

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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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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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Ancient Traditions Healing Massage Therapy

A peaceful haven on the north shore, we offer healing massage, bodywork and organic body treatments by a professional therapist. Personalized services featuring organic products ...

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