Explore 8 Midwest National Monuments
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage is an 8.5-mile footpath bypassing a set of waterfalls on the Pigeon River near Lake Superior in northeast Minnesota. In the 1700s, the depot bustled with the Ojibwe and voyageur fur traders. Tour the reconstructed Great Hall, kitchen, lookout tower, warehouse (all built from white cedar) and gardens. Two aged birchbark canoes recall the area's first visitors (218/475-0123; nps.gov/grpo).