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Junction of Highway #71
North to communities of Turtle River, Blackduck and International Falls; Junction of Highway #197 South. Access to Bemidji St. University and the Paul Bunyan & Blue Ox State. Services, gas and diesel available at the highway. Highway #2 West to communities of Bagley, Mentor and Crookston. Access to the Lake Bemidji State Park on the North side of the highway. Various recreational activities such as camping, boating, picnicking, fishing, snowmobiling, birdwatching, year-round naturalist-led activities, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, and hiking make this park a perfect playground for visitors. Hikers can enjoy the beauty of a tamarack bog filled with pitcher plants, insect-eating sundews, dragon's mouth, and snowy lady's slippers. Drive-in Sites 98 Sites Majority of sites provide woodland shade. Some provide privacy of a secluded site. In winter, one site is available for drive-in. Other sites are available on a walk-in basis after deep snow cover. Pull-Through Sites 4 Sites Two of the four pull-through sites are electrical. Electric Sites 43 Sites All sites are 30 amp. RV Length Limit 50 Feet. Access to Itasca State Park. Itasca State Park is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Camping - Drive-in Sites 226 Sites Located in two campgrounds Electric Sites 100 sites Located in both the park's campgrounds. RV Length Limit 60 Feet. Showers Handicapped Accessible Located in Bear Paw and Pine Ridge campgrounds. Flush Toilets Throughout the park. Handicapped accessible Vault Toilets Throughout the Park.
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Welcome to the city of Bemidji! 400 fishing lakes are within a twenty five mile radius of Bemidji. With twenty-five percent of all the lakes in Minnesota located in the famed Bemidji area. Good walleye lakes include Plantagenet, Andrusia, Kitchi and Bemidji. Muskies can be found in Plantagenet, Bemidji and Big lakes. Panfish can be found in Grace, Midge, Turtle, Sand, Movil, Kitchi, Pimushe, Portage, Bowstring and Grant lakes.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East on Highway #2.
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Paul Bunyan & his Ox Blue
Photo view taken from tourist information center (Paul Bunyan Drive). This legendary superman and woodsman, hero of the early logging days, was born in Bemidji, Minnesota. The actual site of his birth is marked today by giant statues of both Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, Babe, standing on the shoreline of Lake Bemidji.
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Photo view taken from tourist information center (Paul Bunyan Drive).
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View from highway
View from highway looking East at Lake Bemidji.
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Junction of Hubbard County Roadway #36
Access to community of Nary - South side of highway.
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Junction of Beltrami County Roadway #4

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Point of Information
Hubbard County - Northern boundary.
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Junction of Hubbard County Roadway #45
South side of highway. Access to airport.
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Junction of Hubbard County Roadway #46
North side of highway.
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Community of Midge Lake

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Junction of Hubbard County Roadway #101 South

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Leech Lake Reservation
Western boundary. In the 1600's, the Dakota Indians had communities at Leech lake. The Ojibwe bands moved into the region during the mid-to-late 1700's. The first Ojibwe settlements were on small islands on Leech Lake. This area in north central Minnesota was the home of the Mississippi and Pillager Ojibwe bands. In 1847, treaties took sections on the southwest corner of their lands with the Mississippi and Pillager bands from the Menominee and Winnebago tribes that were to be moved from Wisconsin.
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Access to Little Wolf Lake
North side of highway.
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Access to community of Tower
South side of highway.
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Point of Information
Cass County - Western boundary.
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Welcome to the City of Cass Lake.
The Cass Lake Chain of Lakes was part of the Red Lake-Leech Lake Trail, a series of interconnected waterways used as a water 'highway' by Native Americans, trappers and traders. The trail ran from the southern point of Leech Lake to Cass Lake, on to Red Lake and finally to the Red River of the North.
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Services, fuel and diesel
Available at Cass Lake - North side of highway.
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Junction of Cass County Roadway #149
North side of highway.
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Chippewa National Forest
Western boundary. Fresh walleye, loons calling, a sunset and northern lights. All this can be yours in one of the Chippewa National Forest's 23 campgrounds. The campgrounds are located on 12 of the Forest's 1,300 lakes. Campgrounds are generally open from mid-May to mid-September; some are open all year with no water or garbage pickup off-season. Campground facilities vary from flush toilets and showers to rustic campgrounds with vault toilets and hand pump water wells. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace, tent pad and parking spot.
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Access to community of Cass Lake

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Junction of Highway #371
South to communities of Walker, Pine River and Little Falls. Access to Chippewa National Forest Information Center. Access to Leech Lake Indian Reservation - South side of highway. Services available - South side of highway.
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Grant Utley Avenue Northwest (junction of Cass County Roadway #60)
North side of highway.
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Access to state run rest area
North side of highway.
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View from highway
View from highway looking at Cass Lake.
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Access to camping
North side of highway.
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Stoney Point Road

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Chippewa National Forest - Western boundary.
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Pike Bay Luke Road
Access to National Forest campgrounds.
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Access to National Forest campgrounds
North side of highway.
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Junction of Cass County Roadway #10
Access to communities of Pennington and Blackduck - North side of highway. Access to the National Forest Recreational Area.
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Access to Sucker Bay Road
South side of highway.
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Portage Road
Access to Portage Lake Recreational Area with campgrounds - South side of highway.
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Junction of Cass County Roadway #91
Access to Winnie Lake - North side of highway.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Junction of Cass County Roadway #8 South
Access to the Federal Dam and the Leech Lake Recreational Area. This is the community of Bena. The Leech Lake Area is a pleasant drive of less than four hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St.Paul, the final half of it through the magnificent evergreen north woods. From Duluth, the trip takes approximately two hours or less. Leech Lake is nationally recognized as a gamefish lake, and regarded as a walleye factory. Regularly stocked, it offers an abundance of Northern Pike, Walleye, Jumbo Perch, Bass, Slab Crappies, Blue Gills and an array of Panfish.
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Junction of Cass County Roadway #9 North
Access to Winnie Dam - North side of highway.
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Six mile Lake Road
Access to Six mile Lake.
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Point of Information
Chippewa National Forest - Eastern boundary.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Mississippi River.
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Community of Ball Club

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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #39
North side of highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #137
South side of highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #18 - South side of the highway. This is also known as the 'National Route Great River Road Minnesota'. The Minnesota Great River Road offers the best of Minnesota. The route encompasses the banks of the Mississippi River, Northern Minnesotas '10,000 lakes' and forests. Recreational spots have taken over the land of the lumberjack where Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, used to roam freely.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Ball Club River.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #89
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #46
North to communities of Squaw Lake, Bergville and Northome.
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Welcome to community of Deer River. Population: 903. Access to community of Zemple - South of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #6
South to communities of Remer, Outing and Crosby. Access to National Forest Information Center - 1 mile North of the highway. Note: Highway #6 overlaps Highway #2 East at this point.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #161
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #11

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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #88 North

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Junction of Highway #6 South
Note: Highway #6 overlap ends at this point. Access to Schoolcraft State Park. This secluded north woods park is the perfect place to unwind. Quiet and peaceful, the trail system leads hikers through the virgin pine forest that includes a white pine more than 300 years old. Canoeists and anglers enjoy the gentle waters of the Mississippi River. Camping - Drive-in Sites 28 Sites. All sites are rustic. No modern restrooms are available at this park. Registration is self serve. RV Length Limit 35 Feet.
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Services and gas available at the highway
North side.
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City of Cohasset

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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #88
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #87
South side of the highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #62
South side of the highway. Services, fuel and diesel available - North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #38 and #169
North on Highway #38 to communities of Marcell, Big Fork and Effie. Highway #169 North to communities of Hibbing, Chisholm and Virginia; South to Hill City and Minneapolis. Also junction of Itasca County Roadway #62 North.
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Access to Pokegama Dam Recreational Area
South of the highway. The Pokegama Recreation Area is situated on the Mississippi River at the western edge of Grand Rapids, Minn. The recreation area offers camping, boating, picnicking, fishing and playground areas. Fishing can produce nice catches of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, panfish and even an occasional lake trout.
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Welcome to the city of Grand Rapids - Western boundary. The City of Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Mississippi River, is located approximately 80 miles northwest of Duluth and 175 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul. One of the '100 Best Small Towns in America'. A Land of 1,000 Grand Lakes and lush northern Minnesota forests.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #265 North and #63 South

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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Access to the business area of Grand Rapids
Access to airport - South side of highway.
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7th Avenue SouthEast
South side of highway.
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8th Avenue NorthEast
North side of highway.
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Community of La Prairie

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Services at the highway
North side.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Prairie River.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #441
South side of the highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #71
Community of Blackberry. Services and fuel available at the highway.
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Happy Hollow Road (junction of Itasca County Roadway #72 South)
South side of the highway.
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Access to campgrounds
North side of the highway.
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Services and fuel at the highway.

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Access to campgrounds
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #10 North
Community of Warba. Population:123.
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2nd Avenue
Business section of Warba.
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Junction of Itasca County Roadway #74
North of the highway.
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Community of Swan River
Junction of Highway #65 - North to communities of Pengilly, Togo and Bois Fort; South to Jacobson, Cambridge and Blaine. Services, gas and diesel - North side of highway. South access to Savanna State Forest Recreation Area. South access to Savanna Portage State Park Savanna Portage Trail, a historic trail traveled by fur traders, Dakota and Ojibwe Indians, and explorers more than 200 years ago. Savanna Portage State Park has 15,818 acres of rolling hills, lakes, and bogs. The Continental Divide marks the great division of water: water to the west flows into the Mississippi River; water to the east runs into Lake Superior. Camping - Drive-in Sites 61 Sites Pull-Through Sites 4 Pull-Through Sites Electric Sites 18 Sites RV Length Limit 55 Feet North access to McCarthy Beach State Park. Sturgeon Lake, rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highways' Magazine. Camping - Drive-in Sites 86 sites Electric Sites 18 sites RV Length Limit 45 Feet.
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Community of Wawina
Junction of Itasca County Roadway #25 North and #429 South.
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Point of Information
Atkin County - Northern boundary.
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Junction of Highway #200
West to communities of Hill City, Whipholt and Benedict - South of the highway.
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Point of Information
St. Louis County - Western boundary. St. Louis County is the largest county east of the Mississippi, covering 6,860 square miles from Orr to Duluth, and from Hibbing to Ely. St. Louis County is known for its spectacular natural beauty.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #186
North of the highway.
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Welcome to the community of Floodwood. The Floodwood Catfish Festival is Floodwood's annual celebration. With four rivers flowing through the city there is plenty of catfish for everyone.
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Services and fuel at the highway
South side.
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Diesel at the highway
South side.
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Access to state rest area
North of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #73
North to communities of Silica and Hibbing. Note: Highway #73 overlaps Highway #2 East at this point. North access to Whiteface State Forest recreation area. South access to Fond Du Lac State Forest recreation area.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Savannah River.
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Junction of Highway #73
South to communities of Cromwell and Kettle River. Note: Highway #73 overlap of #2 ends at this point.
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Community of Gowan

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Entering Fond Du Lac Indian Reservation
Western boundary.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #845

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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #847
South side of the highway.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #848
Services and gas available - North side at the highway.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #31
Access to community of Brookston - North side of highway.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #31
South side of the highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing the St. Louis River.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #861
North side of the highway.
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Truck Weigh Station
South side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #33
North to community of Saginaw; South to Cloquet and Scanlon.
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Junction of Highway #194
East to city of Duluty. Services and fuel available at the highway.
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Access to campgrounds
South side of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing White Pine River.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #6

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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #98

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Community of Munger
Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #223.
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Services, gas and diesel at the highway
South side.
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Midwary Road (junction of St. Louis County Roadway #13)
Services, gas and diesel at the highway - North side.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #696
North side of the highway.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #284

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City of Proctor - Western boundary. Population: 2852.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Junction of St. Louis County Roadway #14
Access to Spirit Mountain Ski Area via Boundary Avenue. Services at the highway - South side.
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City of Duluth
Welcome to Duluth: Duluth and area stages the following events: SPRING Glensheen Historic Estate's Centennial Celebration Duluth Spring Bird Festival FunFair 2005 HomeGrown Music Festival. - SUMMER Grandma's Marathon Duluth Fourth Fest Greenman Festival Glensheen Historic Estate's Centennial Celebration Minnesota Quilt Show World Round Championship Trials Duluth International Regatta Bayfront Blues Festival Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Spirit Valley Days. - FALL Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve NorthShore Inline Marathon Adventure Duluth 2005 Pequaywan Snowmobile Show and ATV Mud Run Ship of Ghouls (Halloween at the William A. Irvin) Gales of November. - WINTER 14th Annual AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross Festival of Lights Historic Home Tour & Holiday High Tea First Annual Christmas at the Mansions on Oregon Creek Boulder Lake Ski Tour John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Winterfest.
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Access to a rest area

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Thompson Hill Information Center. Photo view from information center overlooking Duluth.
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Exit #251 (Junction of Interstate Highway #35)
South on I-35 to Minneapolis, Faribault and Owatonna. Access to the Superior Zoo. Access to Highway #23 South to communities of Nickerson and St. Cloud; to the Jay Cooke State Park - South of the highway. Note: Highway #2 overlaps I-35 at this point.
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Exit #252 - Central Avenue

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Exit #253A
Junction of I-35 North into city of Duluth. Note: Highway #2 overlap of I-35 ends at this point.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Bong Bridge, also the state line of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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Welcome to the city of Superior.Start / Finish of highway travel log. - S&e