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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Gun Flint Tavern

Craving a place they could enjoy a craft-brewed beer, nice glass of wine, organic food and live music year-round, Jeff and Susan Gecas opened The ...

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Lockport Marketplace & Grill

Lockport Marketplace and Grill has been a North Shore tradition since 1928. It is a friendly one-stop shop with groceries, gas, espresso, supplies and homemade pasties. ...

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Hungry Hippie Tacos

Hungry Hippie Tacos, Northern Tacos & Smoked Brisket. Fast homemade food, featuring the iconic Northern Minnesota frybread taco! Eat in or take out.

Gunflint Mercantile

Handmade, stirred with a wooden spoon, fudge and truffles. Variety of  candy, ready-to-make food items, t-shirts and aprons. + Read More

Joy & Co.

Art supplies, antiques, local rock shop and eclectic items by 120 local and regional makers. Kid friendly. Pet friendly. People friendly. #unleashjoy #createconnectcollaborate

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery

We feature Minnesota-made & regionally created artwork, paintings, prints and unique handcrafted items such as fine silver jewelry, beautiful beeswax candles, gorgeous ceramic pieces, hand-felted ...

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Hungry Jack Outfitters

Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters provides gear, food, and advice for wilderness canoe trips in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Ontario’s ...

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Grandma Ray’s

Grandma Rays is the former American Legion Post 413. Local music & dancing. Famous for broasted chicken, burger and taco nights. Dart leagues and trivia nights!

Great Gifts

Overlooking Lake Superior, Great Gifts embodies the spirit of your journey along the North Shore, and the wilderness beyond...for every season & every reason, ...

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Jeweler of the North Shore

North Shore’s headquarters for handmade jewelry designed by a bench jeweler of 30 years. Custom design and fine jewelry repair using the latest in technology.

Java Moose Espresso Café

Serving espresso based coffee drinks, chai, tea, bakeries, ice cream, soup and sandwiches.

Harbor House – Outdoor Deck Harborside

Outdoor dining with a view. Open seasonally, new menu arriving Spring of 2019! Craft beer and wine.

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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