Faces of Duluth

Faces of Duluth

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. 

Colleen Smith paddle boarding

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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Emily Vikre Headshot

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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Tony O'Neil stands in front of Jamrock Cultural Restaurant

Faces of Duluth: Tony O’Neil

Tony O’Neil is the heart and soul behind Jamrock Cultural Restaurant in downtown Duluth. He brings the flavors of the Caribbean and his grandmother’s recipes to life, providing a place to share delicious food and build community. Another passion of his is football, and this year, he’ll take the field as head coach for Duluth’s new arena football team, the Harbor Monsters. His zest for both food and football are vibrant contributions to the community.

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Faces of Duluth: Sarah Herrick-Smíšek

Putting on a DLH hoodie feels like being wrapped in a warm hug, so we sat down with the founder and owner of DLH Clothing to hear about how she got started, the meaning behind the iconic logo and what shoppers can expect when they walk in the doors this holiday season.

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Mallory Moore's Headshot

Faces of Duluth: Mallory Moore

Mallory Moore created Duluth Loves Local as a way to support and uplift the small businesses that define Duluth. We caught up with Mallory to chat about how Duluth Loves Local does just that and hear how the efforts for the upcoming Duluth Winter Village are coming along.

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