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Itinerary

Day 1 | August 11 | Home to Grand Rapids, MN

Arriving in Grand Rapids this afternoon, you’ll tour the world’s largest collection of Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz artifacts and Garland’s childhood home at the Judy Garland Museum, followed by a tour and shopping at the Old Central School in downtown Grand Rapids.

Day 2 | August 12 | Grand Rapids, MN to Mountain Iron, MN

Your morning features the Forest History Center, where life is authentically re-created at a 1900’s logging camp showing the historical and cultural impact logging had on both the growth of Minnesota and its forests. After lunch in Hibbing, you’ll stop for a “selfie” at Bob Dylan’s boyhood home before touring the Greyhound Bus Museum. Arriving in Chisholm, stand in awe as you view the Hull Rust Mine before you tour the Minnesota Discovery Center’s amazing exhibits dedicated to the history of underground and open-pit mining in Minnesota.

Day 3 | August 13 | Mountain Iron, MN to Duluth, MN

A guided tour of the Soudan Underground Mine, known as Minnesota’s oldest, deepest, and richest iron mine, will fill your morning. There will also be ample time to explore on your own as well. This afternoon features a stop at the Tower Train Depot, and no trip to Eveleth would be complete without a visit to the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Established in 1973, it has since inducted 173 members! This evening, arriving in Duluth, enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise with beautiful music and narrated highlights of the harbor on a Vista Fleet Dinner Cruise.

Day 4 | August 14 | Duluth, MN

Today begins with a self-guided tour of the historic Congdon Estate, or better known as the Glensheen Mansion. Following lunch, visit Gooseberry Falls State Park. There will be plenty of time to take photos, hike, or sit and enjoy the splendor of the falls. In Two Harbors, explore Split Rock Lighthouse at your leisure. This is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state!

Day 5 | August 15 | Duluth to Home

Your northern Minnesota Mines and Pines adventure concludes today, but not before visiting the Hinkley Fire Museum and learning about the fire of 1894.

 

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Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $ 1,165 – Double
  • $ 1,000 – Triple
  • $    915 – Quad
  • $ 1,655 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $ 1,210 – Double
  • $ 1,040 – Triple
  • $    955 – Quad
  • $ 1,720 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

08/11/2021

Return Date

08/15/2021

Tour Highlights

  • Judy Garland Museum
  • Old Central School
  • Forest History Center
  • Greyhound Bus Museum
  • Hull Rust Mine
  • Soudan Underground Mine
  • Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Tower Train Depot
    US Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Vista Fleet Dinner Cruise
  • Glensheen Mansion
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Split Rock Lighthouse
  • Hinkley Fire Museum
  • 4 Breakfasts / 2 Lunches / 1 Dinner

Hosted By: Southwest Tour & Travel

Activity Level:

Moderate
Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.