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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Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains

100 mile views over Lake Superior and Superior National Forest at the summit of the Gondola. Serving lunch, appetizers and full bar service. Extensive indoor & ...

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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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Superior National Golf Course

27-hole public resort golf course.  Hugs the Poplar River, nestled between the ...

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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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The Sweetwater Co.

The Sweetwater Co. provides shoppers with a beautiful and uniquely curated selection of apparel, accessories, and home décor. Our fun and unique shopping experience ...

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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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Studio 21 – Grand Marais Art Colony

Open for classes only, Monday-Friday Open for exhibitions / general public from 9 am - 4 pm on Saturdays Closed on Sundays

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Co.

We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure shop. Visit our store for guided tours, rentals, high quality gear and clothing. Tours and rentals: canoes, sea ...

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South of the Border Cafe

Hometown breakfast from a hometown family. South of the Border Cafe (aka S.O.B) serves breakfast and lunch from 6 am to 2 ...

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Temperance Liquor

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

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Breathtaking views of Lake Superior and scenic Sugarloaf Point await you. Log cabin visitor center offers exhibits and gift shop. Programs offered throughout the year.

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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The Market

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