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The People and the Place

From budget-friendly family activities to hidden waterfalls to recommendations from locals, check out our blog for trip ideas and to learn more about what makes Duluth so special. 

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Faces of Duluth: Ivy Vainio (She/Her)

The shores of Gichigami (Lake Superior) have been home to Indigenous peoples for centuries, with the city of Duluth resting on the historical, traditional, contemporaryland of the Lake Superior Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people. Today, the Anishinaabe culture is still preserved and celebrated in many ways throughout the city, thanks in part to the work of Ivy Vainio and the team at American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO).

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The Inside Scoop on Ice Cream in Duluth

A perfect summer day simply isn’t complete without ice cream! From classic scoops to elaborate malts, Duluth has something for all ice cream lovers to enjoy. Be sure to add some (or all!) of these ice cream shops to the itinerary for your next trip to Duluth.

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Faces of Duluth: Heidi Beal

As Director of Business Operations for the Lake Superior Zoo, Heidi Beal is charged with directing financial and human resources to support the organization’s mission. But Beal has another job title at the zoo, Staff Photographer.

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Dining Al Fresco in Duluth

It’s easy to work up an appetite after enjoying all that Duluth has to offer. Want to satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst while also enjoying that Lake Superior fresh air? No problem! Here’s a look at some of Duluth’s outstanding outdoor dining options throughout the city.

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A Superior Lake Life in Duluth…on a Budget

Duluth can give you a taste of lake life within the city limits, and leave you feeling rested and refreshed, whether you’re here for a day, weekend or even longer. Here are just a few lake-centered, budget-friendly ideas for getting the most out of your trip to Duluth and time around Lake Superior.

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