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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Gunflint Lodge Therapeutic Massage

Gunflint Lodge offers therapeutic massage. Our masseusse offers four styles of massages: Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic. One hour and one and half hour ...

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Gunflint Adventure Outfitters at Gunflint Lodge

Gunflint Adventure Outfitting is your partner for all your outdoor adventure needs. Whether your dream is to paddle the Boundary Waters Canoe Area ...

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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.

Joynes Ben Franklin Department Store

Just what does Ben Franklin Department store sell? Way more than you think! Joynes houses an amazing variety of clothing, footwear, camping supplies, housewares, books ...

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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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Grand Portage Trading Post

The Trading Post is your one stop convenience, variety and Smoke-Free Casino 7 days a week! Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up: Post Office and UPS parcel. U....

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Gunflint Lodge Dining: Red Paddle Bistro and Justine’s

Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge offers an authentic lodge dining room, full-service bar and patio featuring a panoramic view of Gunflint Lake with amazing sights ...

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