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Things to do in Lake Superior

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Fun area to check out and the lake, lakewalk, and many different stores and restaurants. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
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“Blackrocks is a local favorite and is a must-see! Great setting, outside lounging, live music, fireplaces and picnic tables. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“Great hiking and sightseeing. If you go in the spring the falls are rushing and powerful. There are hiking trails to a gorgeous spot on Lake Superior.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a tourists dream. Tons of see. Boat tours. Kayak tours. Places to hike. Swim. Camp. Boat rentals. Only an hour away from downtown Marquette.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful hiking trails that follow the river and offer numerous views of both upper and lower falls. Beautiful all year round.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best venue in town with a great live music scene every weekend. Two floors of entertainment, community events, yoga. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“Marquette’s oldest local brewery, and the only one that serves food! Great beer selection, great wines, local foods, local white fish. Wood fired pizzas. There’s something to offer for everyone. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“This historic mansion now owned by the University of Minnesota offers all sorts of themed tours throughout the year. If you are into history and architecture, this is a must-see. My guests who have gone have all loved it.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Most popular restaurant close to lodging. Unique and interesting menu and quality cuisine. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, good spot to have a drink and meet locals. Try the new cocktail lounge upstairs. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Candy store
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“A historic downtown staple for over 100 years, Donckers offers three floors of family friendly entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, ice cream, candies, soda-pop bar, souvenirs and more. One-stop shop for tourists and first-time visitors. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Whether you're a local foodie searching for the best burger in town or a craft beer aficionado on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind local brewing company in Minnesota, you've come to the right place! Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille offers the finest in locally inspired cuisine and craft beer. Our famous elk and wild rice burgers are made to pair perfectly with our micro-brewed beer, handcrafted in our on-site brewery. As Duluth's original brew-pub, we pride ourselves in crafting meals and brews that reflect the rich culture and flavors of Duluth. Treat yourself to a good time and experience the best Duluth, MN has to offer. Stop in any day of the week and try one of our famous burgers and local craft beer.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“A wolf protection organization that offers exhibits, events, and viewing of wolf ambassadors. It is a fantastic institution that provides a fun, educational experience for children and adults alike!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique atmosphere and food. Higher priced for the area but worth it. Featured on multiple television shows. Be prepared to wait as there is almost always a line. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites! We have never left disappointed after eating or drinking here, and that’s saying a lot. They have an exceptional menu and the best mixologists in town. You don’t need reservations but we recommend them as there is limited seating. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Marquette’s oldest local brewery, and the only one that serves food! Great beer selection, great wines, local foods, local white fish. Wood fired pizzas. There’s something to offer for everyone. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Most popular restaurant close to lodging. Unique and interesting menu and quality cuisine. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, good spot to have a drink and meet locals. Try the new cocktail lounge upstairs. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Candy store
“A historic downtown staple for over 100 years, Donckers offers three floors of family friendly entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, ice cream, candies, soda-pop bar, souvenirs and more. One-stop shop for tourists and first-time visitors. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
“Whether you're a local foodie searching for the best burger in town or a craft beer aficionado on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind local brewing company in Minnesota, you've come to the right place! Fitger's Brewhouse Brewery and Grille offers the finest in locally inspired cuisine and craft beer. Our famous elk and wild rice burgers are made to pair perfectly with our micro-brewed beer, handcrafted in our on-site brewery. As Duluth's original brew-pub, we pride ourselves in crafting meals and brews that reflect the rich culture and flavors of Duluth. Treat yourself to a good time and experience the best Duluth, MN has to offer. Stop in any day of the week and try one of our famous burgers and local craft beer.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique atmosphere and food. Higher priced for the area but worth it. Featured on multiple television shows. Be prepared to wait as there is almost always a line. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorites! We have never left disappointed after eating or drinking here, and that’s saying a lot. They have an exceptional menu and the best mixologists in town. You don’t need reservations but we recommend them as there is limited seating. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

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