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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hello again Theodore Sorry for the late response to your question. Personally, I do not think it is worth the time and effort it would take for you to drive to Duluth from Minneapolis for only one day in the winter time. The ride from Minneapolis to Duluth one way on Interstate 35 will take you 2.5 hours, and that's under good driving conditions. In the winter, chances are you will encounter bad weather, and that will definitely add to your driving time. Duluth doesn't shut down in the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
It`s impressive to see those big freighters making their way through that narrow canal, just clearing that interesting bridge!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Theodore Behr ·
Love the bridge. I like cool designs like this. Hey -- I'm going to Minneapolis in 2 months. Is it worth going to Duluth for a day in the winter time? Or does the place shut down then?
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Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

YarnsofWhalesandSnow ·
When you see the Northern Lights for the first time, they seem unreal. Almost magical, maybe even scary to some. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you can observe and well worth a journey to the northern parts of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 26, 2015: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" #229, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
This behemoth locomotive is the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (DM&IR) 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" which is now preserved at Two Harbors, Minnesota. Eighteen of these powerful coal burning locomotives were built between 1941 and 1943. The 2-8-8-4s were retired between 1958 and 1963 as diesel locomotives took over. Sadly, only three of the 2-8-8-4s still survive...Number 229 pictured above, Number 227 at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, Minnesota, and Number...
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U.S. ski resort giant takes a bite of Australia

PHeymont ·
U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has paid $136 million to take over Australia's popular Mount Perisher ski area in the Snowy Mountains.   Vail, which owns a dozen or so ski areas in the U.S. (Colorado, California, Utah, Michigan and...
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May 25, 2017: Superior Entry Lighthouse, Superior, Wisconsin

Ottoman ·
This interesting and attractive lighthouse has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Lyndale Park is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis without having to leave the city.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota (Where Gumbo was #222)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the popular town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior, it's a great place for people who like to boat, kayak, sail, fish or explore nature.
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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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Now showing at an airport near you: Movies

PHeymont ·
A growing airport trend: movie theaters, mostly showing locally-made or locally-themed films. Portland, OR is the latest to get one.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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Viking sets sail for Mississippi River

PHeymont ·
The river cruise giant will enter the U.S. market with a new ship in 2022, sailing between New Orleans and St Paul with St Louis as a pivot.
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Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
  My family and I were visiting Apple Valley, Minnesota last week.  One sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  As I parked our vehicle, my son and daughter said "Dad!  Check out the cool...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
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Minneapolis Hotel Gives a Nod to its University Location

Marilyn Jones ·
  The Commons Hotel has a theme throughout its lobby, restaurant, rooms and suites. And I like hotels with themes. Maybe it’s all those nights at Walt Disney World resorts, but whatever the reason, I was pleasantly surprised when I entered...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 23, 2015: Pigeon River High Falls, Minnesota / Ontario Border

Ottoman ·
Pigeon River High Falls forms part of the Canada–United States border between the state of Minnesota and the province of Ontario, west of Lake Superior.  Pigeon River alternates between navigable waters and cascades or waterfalls.  As...
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In 2016, TSA may not take some states' driver's licenses at airports

Travel Rob ·
The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 and it requires certain security features to be on Drivers Licenses. The Department of Homeland Security announced a plan of enforcement two years ago. And in 2016, the agency will start enforcing...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  I ONCE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG ....on camera   Meet Willie Walleye, the 40-foot, 2.5 ton ambassador for Lake of the Woods, who  resides in Baudette, Minnesota.       Baudette is a city and county seat of Lake of the...
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Best states for an American Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most popular travel activities in the United States is to go on a road trip.  It makes economic sense for American residents to pack up their cars, load the kids and head off to a national park or to visit family.  But the...
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Flood Memorial, Grand Forks

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Flood Memorial in Grand Forks. Constructed after the devastating flood of 1997, it helps people visualize how high the seemingly placid Red River can rise in the spring flooding season.
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August 23, 2018. Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Gooseberry Falls State Park, situated close to Lake Superior in northern Minnesota.
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Minnesota sanctuary offers 'Breakfast with Bears'

PHeymont ·
A logger's plan to keep his food supplies safe has led to an unusual wildlife sanctuary with a variety of bear-related activities.
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October 26, 2017: A Tribute to Tom Petty (1950 - 2017)

Ottoman ·
Ottoman takes us back to July 23, 2008, the day he saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert at the Target Center, MInneapolis, Minnesota.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 26, 2013: Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  The Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As you can see in this photo, the Mall of America (which opened in 1992) has something for everybody.  Activities include (just to mention a few) an amusement park (Nickleodeon...
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Shunpiking Through Northern Ohio

Jonathan L ·
Continuing his off-the-Interstates trip to Minnesota, Jonathan L stops to see the sights of northern Ohio.
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Nov. 1, 2016: Autumn Sunrise

Marilyn Jones ·
An autumn sunrise glows over Stephen, Minnesota, a community of 700 located just south of the Canadian border in pictures by Marilyn Jones.
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September 22, 2016: Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Paisley Park, home of Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
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Oct. 5, 2016: Stained Glass, St. Paul Cathedral, Minnesota

PHeymont ·
St. Paul Cathedral in St. Paul, Minnesota, is large and beautiful...more on that another day. For today's offering, just a few samples of its gorgeous stained glass.
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Oct. 6, 2016: Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Ottoman thought that his visit to Southdale Center would be just like any other mall he's visited. He was wrong.
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Aug. 11, 2016: Fargo-Moorhead Visitor Center, Fargo, ND

Ottoman ·
The Fargo-Moorhead Visitor Center offers up much more than local travel brochures, magazines, and maps.
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Will Hide-and-Seek become an Olympic sport?

PHeymont ·
With 7 years behind it and a growing roster of international teams, the organizers of International Hide-and-Seek are sure of it!
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December 8, 2016: Enger Park, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Located atop Enger Hill in Duluth Minnesota, Enger Park is a 130 acre park which surrounds Enger Tower and features beautiful gardens, picnic areas, and many hiking trails.
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Minnesota History in St. Paul

Jonathan L ·
Minnesota's been tracking its history since before it was a state. Jonathan L visits the state History Center and the nearby Cathedral of Saint Paul
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November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Built in 1939 atop Enger Hill, this five story tower provides visitors with a spectacular panoramic view of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin.
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Top 3 Best Golf Tours for Beginners

Sebastian (Guest) ·
Sebastian offers suggestions for where people who love to golf should tee off soon (sponsored content)
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Graceland ready for post-Elvis era

PHeymont ·
Graceland's new exhibition hall provides a reason to visit Memphis even when the last Elvis fan has gone, or been there already.
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NOLA Children's Museum moving soon

PHeymont ·
The Louisiana Children's Museum will soon move to its new location in a city park, with new exhibits as well as old favorites.
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Parlez-vous Minneapolis? State seeks French tourists

PHeymont ·
Taking advantage of more direct France-Minneapolis flights, the state is launching a new website and other measures to lure French tourists. DETAILS
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Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

Samantha ·
Lake Havasu, Arizona has become “the city with most lighthouses in America,” thanks to its collection of 1/3 scale lighthouses from everywhere.
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What's the story in Flyover Country? There's an app for that!

DrFumblefinger ·
An app helps you learn the geologic features of the land you're flying over
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Halloween warning: Airbnb's scariest listings

PHeymont ·
For those who are not afraid to travel, and probably not afraid at all, Airbnb has a selection of haunted houses to rent.
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July 30, 2018: Twin Harbors Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
The oldest functioning lighthouse in the state of Minnesota, the light house still helps guide iron ore ships into Twin Harbors.
 
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