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'Sense of awe': Astrotourism takes off along the shores of Lake Superior

Nov 22, 2022 09:15AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Shotaro Hamasaki 

By Julie Nelson & Belinda Jensen - KARE 11 News - November 21, 2022

The Minnesota Tourism Department says those designations turbo-charged an already growing interest in astrotourism.

Cook County now hosts a "Dark Sky Festival" in Grand Marais every December with night sky photography workshops and guided stargazing walks. This year, they'll screen a new PBS North documentary filmed in Minnesota called, "Northern Nights, Starry Skies."

Resorts are taking note as well, with Lutsen Mountain's Eagle Ridge Lodge, for example, now offering a "dark sky" discount in December.

To read this original story and more news, follow this link to the KARE 11 News website.

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