ATTRACTIONS: Vince Shute Wildlife Sancuary | Orr Bog Walk | Voyageurs National Park | Vermilion Gorge | Vermilion Falls | Birding & Wildlife

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary operated by the American Bear Association in Orr, Minnesota.

Voyageurs National Park

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Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park of interconnected waterways including Crane, Rainy, Kabatogama and Namakan Lakes.

Vermilion Gorge

The Vermilion Gorge trailhead is located in the community of Crane Lake 27 miles northeast of Orr.

Vermilion Falls

PC Kristin Kieft outstand picture of Vermilion Falls
Vermilion Falls is a cascading torrent of water forced through a 10-foot wide opening in the granite.

Orr Bog Walk

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The Orr Bog Walk’s half-mile long boardwalk surface provides nature enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with easy access to a wide variety of wetland types.

Birding & Wildlife

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The landscape contains many different habitats from bogs to highland pine forests. The bird diversity is amazing

And as long as you’re in Northern Minnesota, take time to investigate the rich history, culture and recreational activities of the area by visiting these areas of interest:

  • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Eveleth – Located 42 miles S of Orr on Hwy 53 in Eveleth, MN. Has historical exhibits of hockey memorabilia, the Olympic Display and the Wall of Enshrinees.
  • Soudan Mine Tours, 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 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.
  • Giant’s Ridge Golf and Ski Resort, Biwabik
  • Fortune Bay Casino, Tower
  • 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.
  • Kettle Falls Boat Trips
  • Visit Canada
  • Cold Springs Deer Farm, Pelican Lake
    22 miles North of Orr on Hwy 53 – Milepost 131
    (218) 757-3191
    The main attractions at the deer farm are seeing the little spotted fawns and hand feeding the larger deer including the largest tame white-tail buck in this area. There is also a unique gift ship and shaded picnic area within view of the deer