1. Hop on a Soo Locks boat tour or dinner cruise.
2. Walk down “Fudgie Row” on Portage Avenue and get yourself some homemade fudge.
3. Can’t make it to Vegas? Hit up Kewadin Casino instead.
4. Lockside is where you want to go for mini golf.
5. Sign up for a kayaking workshop at Bird’s Eye Outfitters, and grab a drink while you’re at it.
6. Head over into Canada for the day by way of the International Bridge.
7. Spend some time on Lake Superior State University’s campus, it’s a great place to walk.
8. Stop by Mahdezewin International and browse the artifacts and paintings by Native artists.
9. Visit the city’s only public beach at Sherman Park.
10. Ride the elevator at the Tower of History and look out onto the Soo Locks from the observation deck.
Tower of History! Built in 1968, by the Catholic Church as 'the Shrine of the Missionaries', this 210-foot tower has views of Canada and the Upper Peninsula. Today visitors can learn local and Native American history at the museum and take an elevator up to the top of the building. Unfortunately we stumbled on this treasure when it was closed. #brutalism #midcentury #michigan #michiganmodern #upperpeninsula #concrete #architecture #lookup
11. Watch the Soo I-500 snowmobile races the first weekend in February.
Almost half a century worth of snowmobile technology between this and my last post. Bobby Menne (@menne131) was kind enough to turn some laps on his Soo 500 race sled for me yesterday near his home in Virginia, Minnesota. The heavily modified Polaris snowmobile is a 170 horsepower oval racer that hits 110mph on the straightaways before getting pitched sideways around the corners repeatedly throughout the 500 mile race. You can say what you want about people racing in circles but I assure you the guys involved in this sport are as gnarly as they come. 👊✊😬💯 #snowmobile #snowmobiling #ovalracing #soo500 #i500 #sooi500 #polaris #team131 #131racing #racing #winter #ice #iceracing #frozen #drift #nsp #nostyle #nostyleproductions #photobyjoewiegele