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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. 

Faces of Duluth: Colleen Smith

When you think of Duluth, you likely think of Lake Superior and outdoor recreation. Vista Feet and Zenith Adventure are the local attractions specializing in exactly that! As Vista Fleet gears up to set sail on their 65th year, we sat down with General Manager of both, Colleen Smith, to get an inside look at the iconic attractions and her own adventure within them.

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Cheryl Skafte stands outside in Duluth in front of trees, with her hands in the pocket of a Keep Duluth Clean hooded sweatshirt

Faces of Duluth: Cheryl Skafte

Cheryl Skafte loves Duluth. And Lake Superior. This is the driving force behind her work with Keep Duluth Clean, a volunteer-led organization that encourages people to pick up litter where they live, work and play.

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Old photo of Park Point Marina Inn. Image courtesy of St .Louis County Historical Society

Duluth Hotels’ “Claims to Fame”

When choosing lodging for a trip, most people consider a few factors: price, location, amenities – but how about its claim to fame? In Duluth, there is no shortage of hotels with stories to tell. Learn more about some special facts and pieces of history from spots all over town.

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Faces of Duluth: Emily Vikre

Vikre Distillery has been curating timeless cocktails and providing tourists and locals alike with a tasting room that feels like home for 10 years. We sat down with co-founder and CEO, Emily Vikre, to chat about how Duluth’s culture and spirit inspire both her cocktails and business.

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