Category Archive: Travel

Aug 14

Lower Amnicon Falls – Wisconsin

Lower Amnicon Falls is the other and dare say lesser half to what amounts to the park’s main attraction.   While not my ideal type of waterfall.  Lower Amnicon Falls roughly 100 yards away its counterpart and worth the quick way down to see.  Now if my visit to here occured in August then I might …

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Aug 13

Upper Amnicon Falls – Wisconsin

Upper Amnicon Falls is not the biggest or best waterfall in the area.  However, it is the namesake to a state park that should not be missed.  Amnicon Falls State Park was a blast to visit. Everything was accessible not far to walk to and incredibly scenic. Amnicon Falls State Park has to be one …

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Aug 10

Snake Pit Falls – Wisconsin

Looking for waterfalls?  Look no further than Amnicon Falls State Park. They have 4 named ones including Snake Pit Falls.  Finally, a waterfall with an interesting name.  Upper, Lower, Bridal Veil, Punchbowl heard of those?  I bet you have.  “Where you going?” I am going to go see Snake Pit Falls.  Now I sound like …

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Aug 09

Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center – Superior Wisconsin

It is amazing what a person can find if they are just aware enough to look.  That is pretty much how I came across the Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center.  As I was heading back from seeing some fabulous Wisconsin Waterfalls I noticed out my side window a pretty interesting military museum.  Made a …

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Aug 07

Little Manitou Falls – Wisconsin

Little Manitou Falls is the perfect complement to its big brother just up the road.  Both falls make Patterson State Park a great visit for waterfall lovers.  At 30-feet tall it is a decent sized waterfall in its own right, but pales in comparison to Big Manitou Falls.  Though it has its own features that …

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Aug 06

Big Manitou Falls – Wisconsin

Go big or go home.  That has been our motto on family vacations for a while now.  Discovering that the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin, Big Manitou Falls, was a short drive from where we were staying in Duluth, Minnesota we knew we had to see it.  Being from the plains it is not every day …

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Aug 01

Black Beach – Silver Bay, MN

My wife and girls never thought they were going to get their beach vacation when we headed to the North Star State of Minnesota.  But there we were on a beautiful black “sand” beach.  Girls running towards the waves and retreating squealing with glee as the waves would touch their toes.  Spending some time on …

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Jul 25

Wolf Creek Falls – Minnesota

Wolf Creek Falls was supposed to just be a side note in our Minnesota adventure.  A place to stop as we made our way from Minneapolis to Duluth.  It ended up being one of my fondest memories of the whole trip.  All because of my wonderful daughter and her incredible imagination. My oldest and I …

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Jul 24

Great Zoo Exhibit: Minnesota Trail

Many zoos have gone the route of designating an area filled with wildlife from their state.  It is a great way to get people interested in protecting their local resources as well as housing animals that are already adapted to the climate of the area.  Many of these exhibits are well done.  However, I think …

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Jul 20

St. Anthony Falls –  Minnesota

The mighty Mississippi only had one natural waterfall which was named St. Anthony Falls by Father Louis Hennepin in 1680.  By the impression given off by the early explorers it was a heck of a site.  Minneapolis grew up around St. Anthony Falls.  Unfortunately for the waterfall, it paid the price of the areas progress …

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