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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The Sweetwater Co.

The Sweetwater Co. is a retail boutique located in historic downtown Grand Marais, Minnesota.


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The Market

Signs, Salts, Napkins Incense, Masks, Chimes, Soap Garden, Games, Baby Bracelets, Necklaces Dresses, Sweaters, Tops Christmas, Halloween

Trading Post Store at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

Convenience store open 7 days a week with great rates on gas and diesel fuels (with 24 hour pay-at-the-pump). Propane tank refills, groceries, beer, fishing & sporting ...

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Thomsonite Inn Jewelry – currently closed

Fine cut & polished Thomsonite gemstones & jewelry unique to the North Shore. Our shop features jewelry and gemstones from a variety artists and rock ...

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Towering Pines Canopy Tour & Gunflint Riding Stables at Gunflint Lodge

Summer adventures include the Towering Pines Canopy Tour zipline, Gunflint Riding Stables, Boundary Waters canoe outfitting, fishing guides, and boat and motor rental. Upland game ...

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Two Birds Healing Arts Center

We specialize in therapeutic Thai Bodywork & Massage using our handcrafted organic balms and oil blends. Sauna, Sound-Bowl Therapy, classes, and more. All are welcome.
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Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters

As a full service, year-round, resort and outfitter we offer a wide range of equipment, bunkhouses, breakfast, showers, and six lakeside cabins. Tuscarora, Round Lake's ...

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The Mountain Shop at Lutsen Mountains

A unique little shop located in the historic Scandinavian Chalet nestled within the hills of the Lutsen Mountains Ski area.  We carry gifts, ski and ...

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Temperance Liquor

Off-sale beer, wine & sprits on Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore Drive. Stock up in Schroeder!

Upstate, MN

UPSTATE MN in Grand Marais, MN aims to reflect this northern landscape through element, tone and materials. Artist made goods.

Tofte Holiday Station Store

Holiday has what you need! Head to Tofte Holiday Station Store for everything from fuel to fishing gear and gas to groceries! Conveniently located in ...

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Sydney’s Frozen Custard & Wood-Fired Pizza

Located right on Grand Marais Harbor, we serve Wood-fired Pizza, Vienna Hot Dogs, Gyros, Salads, Frozen Custard- Vanilla or Chocolate, milk shakes & malts, our ...

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The Big Lake

An approachable art and gift shop with unique items that reflect the culture and lifestyle of the North Shore. Celebrating the love of gift giving ...

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