An Eclectic Minnesota Experience
1-3 Day Tour From Winnipeg To Bemidji
Featured stops include…
|1:30pm||Depart for Bemidji|
|2:30pm||Forest Edge Winery|
|OPTION 1||Buena Vista Logging Village|
|OPTION 2||Headwaters Science Center|
|OPTION 3||Downtown Bemidji Shops|
|8:00am||Photo with Paul & Babe|
|8:30am||Depart for Itasca State Park|
|OPTION 1||Mississippi Headwaters & Boat Cruise|
|OPTION 2||Visitor Center & Naturalist Tour|
|11:30am||Lunch at Historic Douglas Lodge|
|OPTION 1||Forestedge Winery|
|2:30pm||Depart for Fergus Falls|
|8:30am||Depart for Moorhead|
|11:30am||Gangster themed lunch theater|
|1:00pm||Depart for Winnipeg|
Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox • Bemidji
Stop for a photo opportunity with the legendary lumberjack statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox. Visit the Tourist Information Center for Paul’s memorabilia and view the Fireplace of States.
Buena Vista Logging Village • Bemidji
Board horse-drawn covered wagons at the Lumberjack Hall of Fame building in the Buena Vista Village to ride to the “Top of the World.” The narrated tour follows the Leech Lake – Red Lake Trail, the same route traveled by Native Americans, early explorers and pioneers. From the top of the Continental Divide, you will see where waters flow in one direction to the Hudson Bay and on the other side of the ridge where the waters flow south to the Gulf of Mexico. Other attractions at the Buena Vista Logging Village include a working sawmill, train cars, 1900’s schoolhouse and log church. A chuckwagon style lunch is available.
Headwaters Science Center • Bemidji
Explore the sciences through 70 self-guided, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Hold a snake or bunny, make a harmonograph picture, watch the kinetic sculpture, have fun at the popular bubble wall or echo tube, and spend a moment contemplating the beauty of our 210-gallon salt water aquarium. Tots-in-Science is a program available for young scientists, and Science After Dark are programs designed for adults. Unique gift shop.
Bemidji Art Walk • Bemidji
Since 1999, Bemidji’s Sculpture Walk displays work by area artists throughout downtown, with new works added to the program every year. Begin this creative tour at the Tourist Information Center where you can pick up a walking brochure. Also available online is a guide, chance to vote for your favorites, and artist bios.
Itasca State Park • Bemidji
Stop at the Visitors Center to see interpretive displays and exhibits on the history of the forest and wildlife. “Step on” tour with the park naturalist along Wilderness Drive with a stop at the Headwaters area. Board the “Chester Charles” for a narrated tour of Lake Itasca, where the Mississippi River springs from. Restroom equipped and lunch cruise available. Other dining options include the historic Douglas Lodge with dining room or catered picnic lunch at one of the picnic shelters. The Headwaters Café is a cafeteria-style restaurant located in the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.
Bemidji Evening Entertainment Options
Paul Bunyan Playhouse Live theatre productions June through Mid-August.
Native American Flute Performance and narrative on the history of flutes.
Timeless Traditions An ensemble that blends the Native American flute and Celtic folk harp in ethnic and contemporary music.
Alabaster Falls An acoustic “folkgrass” band. Dinner performances or evening entertainment.
Forestedge Winery • LaPorte
Located on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest, Forestedge Winery and Farm offers it’s visitors a peaceful setting in the woods. Enjoy the gardens and cobblestone patio with a taste of Minnesota fruit wines. Art Gallery.
A Center For the Arts • FERGUS FALLS
Originally The Fergus Theatre, the building was built as a vaudeville house and now home to the performing arts with year-round music, dance, theatre, and visual arts programs.
Hjemkomst Center • MOORHEAD
Serving as a reminder of the Scandinavian heritage in the Red River Valle, with full-scale replicas of the Gokstad Viking ship and the Hopperstad Stave Church. Quarterly museum exhibits.