|Voyageurs National Park
Borders Canada by International Falls, MN.
It is mainly a water-based park which makes
it the most unique National Park. There are
no roads in the Park accept to the 3 Visitor
Centers where you can learn about the
voyageurs and the history of the park. Boat
tours are available to Kettle Falls, the
America Gold Mine and to experience the park
in all its beauty.
Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary
See the black bears in the wild, with no
cages or fences, in their natural habitat
from the safety of an open viewing deck.
Trained representatives of the sanctuary
will explain bear behavior as it happens and
will share information about the bears. Open
Memorial Day through Labor Day.
25 miles NE of Orr. A cascading flow of
water dropping 100 feet through narrow
channels of granite, over rapids, waterfalls
and finally through a 10 foot wide opening
to empty into Crane Lake. 1/4 mile round
trip gravel path, handicapped accessible,
picnic tables, water & toilet available.
Trail head located in the community of Crane
Lake, just past the Voyageurs National Park
Office, 27 miles NE of Orr. A one and a half
mile gravel, slightly challenging trail with
interpretive signs, 3 hours round trip. The
trail has high bluffs that overlook the
Vermilion River running through narrow
channels of granite and provide a
Echo Lake Trails
Located 16 miles E of Orr and 4 miles down
the Echo Trail. 13 miles of trail, non
motorized access only. Numerous trailheads
and recreational opportunities for hiking,
cross country skiing and biking.
The Mickey Elverum Bog
.5 mile, handicap accessible board walk that
allows you to see 4 types of MN bogs and
floats on the Pelican River without getting
your feet wet! Interpretive signs mark the
many unusual plants that thrive in the
acidic waters of the bog. Trail head at the
Orr Information Center.
Springs Deer Farm
22 miles North of Orr on Hwy 53 - Main
attraction at the farm are the little
spotted fawns. Cold Springs has the largest
tame white-tail buck in this area, and all
the deer can be hand fed. Picnic area
available within sight of the deer.
United States Hockey
Hall of Fame Museum
Located 42 miles S of Orr on Hwy 53 in
Eveleth. Has historical exhibits of hockey
memorabilia, the Olympic Display and the
Wall of Enshrinees.
North American Bear
Center - Ely
See live bears in a 2 acre enclosure through
windows or from the outdoor observation
deck. Activity and education area, 50 video
exhibits and more.
Wolf Center -
Features grey wolves in the north woods and
Gheen Hill Trail
4 miles S of Orr. This 4.5 mile, multi use
trail is open for hiking, mountain bikers,
and cross country skiers. State permit is
needed for use of this trail. Available at
the Orr DNR.
Mill Tour - Begins in early June and ends in
mid-August three times a day. No children
under 10 years old. Tour lasts an hour 15
minutes. Call 218/285-5011 for more
Minnesota Museum of
Chisholm. Open for the summer.
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm - Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
View over 50 pieces of mining equipment and
MN Discovery Center - Chisholm.
Discovers the past, present and future of
Northeastern Minnesota. Trolley rides with
scenic views, mini-golf, geology, events and
walking trails. Museum open Memorial Day
weekend through Labor Day.
Iron Range Off-Highway
Vehicle Recreation Area - Gilbert
Open to ATVs, OHVs, and 4x4 jeeps and
trucks. 1,200 acre site with hill climbs,
recreation trails, challenge and obstacle
courses for off-road enthusiasts.
Mineview in the
The 200 ft observation complex allows
visitors to view the 3 mile long, 450 ft
deep open pit from this 20 story overlook.
Take a picture next to the "King of the
Lode," a 240-ton mining truck.
Located in Olcott Park in Virginia. History
of life in the area during the logging era.
Very interesting exhibits. Park for
recreation and playground for children.
Dorothy Molter Museum -
Take a trip through time and learn about
Dorothy Molter, better known as the "Root
Beer Lady." See her cabin and how she lived
alone on an island, serving her home-made
root beer to visitors.
Soudan Underground Mine
State Park and Physics Lab
Soudan. Mine tour is 1/2 mile underground
where the temperature is 51 degrees so dress
warm. Get a glimpse of the life of the miner
and explore the underground mine itself on
the ¾ mile trail ride. Experience the
excitement of particle physics in action at
the high-energy physics lab where scientists
from around the world are trying to answer
basic questions about the Universe.
Fortune Bay Casino and
Boise Forte Heritage Museum & Gift
Two floors of gaming excitement as well as
table games, restaurant and an excellent
museum of 1,000 years of Chippewa Indian
culture. Concerts and or special events
and Wildlife in Voyageur Country
Trailheads map and bird checklist available
at the Orr Information Center and at area
Relax and enjoy the park and see the huge
Smokey Bear statue.