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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: Beargrease Musher, Colleen Wallin

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is not only an Iditarod qualifier, but is also the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states that’s been drawing mushers and spectators alike from across the country for over 40 years. But for many Duluth and North Shore residents, it’s more than a race.

For musher Colleen Wallin, what started as a passion has become a family affair. We caught up with Colleen to hear all about how she got started and what keeps her sled going.

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Plan a Winter Health and Wellness Vacation in Duluth

With health and wellness being a top priority for many, there’s never been a better time to plan a vacation to focus on you. Dubbed by some as a “fit-cation,” this getaway can revolve around a time to relax, focus on your health goals and channel the best version of you. Offering both outdoor and indoor activities and treatments year-round, Duluth is the perfect spot for your own personal health and wellness retreat. 

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Arts, History, Music and More: Experience the Culture of Duluth

Duluth’s rich history and picturesque location provides creative inspiration, as seen in its abundant arts and unique culture. Whether you are a music, art, theatre or history aficionado, there are a multitude of attractions and activities for all interests and ages. We have a few ideas to help inspire your next visit.

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Faces of Duluth: Dustin Heckman of the Glensheen Mansion

When it comes to iconic Duluth landmarks, it’s hard not to think of Glensheen Mansion. Situated right on Great Lake Superior, this historical destination has been preserved for visitors to enjoy both inside and out – no matter the season.

We talked with Dustin Heckman, director at Glensheen, about what drew him to the mansion, and what continues to draw visitors year after year, especially during the holidays.

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Duluth Shines on the Silver Screen: See the Sights of “Merry Kiss Cam”

Duluth has brought the most recent spotlight to the North Star State with Hulu’s new original holiday movie, “Merry Kiss Cam,” which was both filmed and set in Duluth. Live a day in the life of the movie’s main characters Jess Woods, a local artist, and Danny Carmody, a local bar owner, with this self-guided tour of the sights featured in this holiday love story.

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