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Superior, Wisconsin

While it is the smaller, low-lying sibling of the Duluth-Superior Twin Ports area, Superior, Wisconsin has lots of things to do and see in Superior worth your attention.

Most of the attractions are located along US Highway 53 coming from the east into town. If you are going to be in Wisconsin for a while, stop at the WI Travel Information Center, east of town near Moccasin Mike Rd. Otherwise plan to stop at the Visitor Information booth at Richard Bong World War II Heritage Center in Superior. It is located off Highway 53, on the lake near Barkers Island. This is also a good place to park if you plan to hike or bike along the Osaugie Waterfront Trail.

The Northwest Outlet, near the Bong Bridge, is one of our favorite stops to shop for good deals on camping gear and clothing.

Anchor Bar & Grill, Superior, WI
Superior Things to Do & See
Hometown Favorite
Pubs & Burger Joints

If a search for the world's best hamburger is something that lights up your eyes, there are a couple of grills and bars in Superior that you must visit. See them profiled in our Superior Wi See and Do attractions page.

An increasingly popular event in both Duluth & Superior is the Superior Dragon Boat Festival held the last week in August. There are thousands of competitors as well as even more spectators.

Here's a few more things to do and see while in Superior, Wisconsin

Also see ScenicPathways.com - keyword search Superior, Wisconsin for recent updates on interesting things to see and do in the Superior area.

 

 

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Harbor View Park

Harbor View Park, Superior, WI
Superior, Wi Harbor View park entrance, with
the S.S. Meteor & Maritime Museum in the background > > >

Harbor View Park, Superior, WI
< < < Statue dedicated to the Seamen of the Great Lakes
Harbor View Park, Superior, WI

 

< < < A nice spot to relax with a book . . . Duluth in the background

Harbor view park, Superior, Wisconsin

 

A "Monkey" playing on the park's jungle jim! The "blue mulch" is actually old ground up tires > > >

Osaugie Waterfront Trail

< < < The Osaugie Trail is a paved 5.2 mile long walking trail traveling along the Superior and Allouez Bays of Lake Superior.


The Richard Bong Heritage Museum also houses the Superior Douglas County Travel Visitor Center and anchors the NW end of the Osaugie Waterfront Trail. > > >

While you get some good exercise walking the lakefront trail, serious hikers should investigate the trails at nearby Pattison or Amnicon Falls State Parks. See the aforementioned Douglas County Travel Visitor Center and our links below for more info

 

< < < Superior Fairlawn Mansion & Museum. Open year round for guided tours and events. Two other interesting museums are the SS Meteor, a restored whaleback Lake Superior Freighter, and the 1898 Old Firehouse Museum. Click here for Fairlawn Holiday Events

The nearby Brule River is one of Wisconsin's premier canoeing rivers. It is also an exceptional trout stream. > > >

Superior, Wisconsin Hometown Favorite Pubs, Grills and Interesting Places

Choo Choo Bar & GrilllThirsty Pagan Brewery

 

Unique Superior Wi Bars & Pubs
More reviews of great pizza and burger places

Best Burgers in Duluth

We crossed the Bong Bridge to travel to Duluth, Mn to continue our hunt for the best burger in the Duluth-Superior twin-ports area. See our reviews of the Hunt for the Best Burger in Duluth, Minnesota.

Amnicon Falls State Park

Covered Bridge Lower Falls Amnicon Falls

 

Only about a 15 minute drive east of Superior is Amnicon Falls State Park with pretty waterfalls, a historic bridge, some attractive hiking trails and picnic areas. Also a nicely maintained campground (however no showers or RV plug-ins)

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Links Superior Wi Visitor & Travel Information

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Superior, Wisconsin Camping

  • Pattison State Park
    The campground and park offers Wisconsin's highest waterfall, a nature center, 9 miles of hiking trails, 59 campsites, RV (18 electric hookups & dump station) and tent camping (showers and flush toilets in summer).
  • Amnicon Falls State Park
    Located a few miles east of the city of Superior, Amnicon park has attractive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, a picnic area, and camping. Camp sites mostly rustic, but well spaced and laid out. Great for tent camping and suitable for smaller RVs (but there are no utilities).
  • Brule River State Forest
    Rustic tent camping, canoe camping, trout fishing.

  Directory to Minnesota's North Shore Leg of Lake Superior Circle Tour


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Wisconsin Fall Color
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Camping and Campgrounds Around Lake Superior
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route

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Amnicon Falls Upper Falls
Amnicon Falls State Park


Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ashland, Superior, Ironwood, Wisconsin South Shore

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior





Island Princess, Apostle Island Cruise Service
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John Mirth of Platteville, Wisconsin
Grandma's Marathon Race
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Fun things to see and do including great Burger & Pizza Bars in Superior Wisconsin

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Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
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Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior