Grand Portage is located in Minnesota’s Cook County along U.S. highway 61 on the north shore of Lake Superior. Grand Portage has a population of 718 and was founded in 1854. Grand Portage – the Great Rendezvous Place – is the perfect destination for year-round recreation and entertainment. Whatever your tastes, the abundance of natural and cultural heritage attractions and recreational opportunities offer something for everyone. The spectacular scenery is perfect for hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, and photography. Explore the magical winter wonderland on miles of well-groomed, exclusive touring snowmobile trails. Unique in their pristine beauty, you will be awestruck by the natural wonders encountered while traversing the trails – breathtaking scenery blanketed with fresh white snow, wildlife and unmistakable cliffs of Sawtooth Range.
Discover the rich history of aboriginal culture and the fur trade at Grand Portage National Monument, a meticulously restored North West Company Depot and Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center. Open year-round, it features exhibit galleries, a gift shop, visitor information, and knowledgeable staff in period attire on hand to interpret the past. Admission is free.
Visit Grand Portage State Park, and experience High Falls, the highest waterfall in Minnesota. An easily accessible trail leads to observation decks overlooking the falls. Open year-round, the Grand Portage State Park Visitor Center serves as a highway rest area, state travel information center and park visitor center offering naturalist and interpretive programs. It has exhibits showcasing the life of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a gift shop.
Enjoy a boat ride and discover Isle Royale National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve consisting of one large island surrounded by 400 smaller islands. The panorama is breathtaking! View parallel ridges, tilted and glaciated from ancient lava flows, historic lighthouses, shipwrecks, abandoned copper mining sites, and plenty of wildlife.
The Grand Portage RV Park and Marina has 30 boat slips and an RV Park with 29 full hook-up sites, campsites for tenting, restrooms and showers. Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, with its abundance of amenities, is the North Shore’s first and only casino resort. Experience exciting gaming action, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the casino, featuring a spacious bingo hall and over 400 thrilling slot machines. The Island View Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax in Antlers Lounge, or at the pool and sauna. The 95 rooms and five Jacuzzi suites, which feature beautiful fireplaces, are a perfect place to end the day. For your next meeting of social gathering,
Grand Portage Lodge & Casino offers private meeting rooms and banquet facilities that can accommodate groups of up to 400 people. Whatever the season, year-round promotions, entertainment and events, add to the fun and excitement. Experience the annual Grand Portage Rendezvous Days, every August, when Ojibwa culture with traditional foods, dances, and arts and crafts are celebrated. Whether you’ve reached your journey’s end or it’s just getting started don’t forget to visit the Grand Portage Trading Post – located directly off Hwy 61, adjacent to Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. You’ll find all your travel essentials there, and a currency exchange! Grand Portage, Minnesota is 2 ½ Hours northeast of Duluth and less than an hour south of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Warm welcomes are guaranteed year-round.