Tower, MN

On the Trail, along highways 169/1 is the city of Tower. This popular area, located on world famous Lake Vermilion (stretching from Tower to Cook), offers fishing, boating, swimming, camping, parks, museums, historical sites, and more. The Mesabi Trail connects Tower with its neighboring city Soudan, to the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park, and by the end of 2022 will take cyclists all the way to Ely.

Highlights

Tower has an Historical Train Museum located in the old Depot, including a steam locomotive and history relating the Tower/Soudan area and Lake Vermilion. A July 4th celebration attracts visitors every year. Tower also combines with nearby Soudan for several yearly festivals.

Access Point(s)

Pine Street & Poirier Road
Tower, MN 55790

Park in the lot by the Civic Center and Trail Museum. Access the Mesabi Trail just a half block south.

Tower Access Point

Pine Street & Poirier Road
Tower, MN 55790

Park in the lot by the Civic Center and Trail Museum. Access the Mesabi Trail just a half block south.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Website

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Tower Farmers Market Tower Farmers Market

400 Pine Street
Tower, MN 55790

Website

Friday 4pm – 6pm; Early June through end of September. At the Train Depot parking lot.

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Website

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Website

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Website

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

MarJo Motel MarJo Motel

714 MN Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-4851

Website

An iconic “retro” motel, constructed in the 1950s, the MarJo is a local landmark and reminder of the classic wayside Motor-Inn hotels that populated small towns and rural America. Our rooms are clean, comfortable, and equipped with WiFi, cable flat-sceen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and single serve coffee makers. Located a short stroll from shopping, dining, and entertainment

Nordic Home North Nordic Home North

303 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-3313

Website

Situated on Main Street in the northern Minnesota village of Tower is a charming, little store brimming with cabin and Scandinavian-inspired gifts, gorgeous furniture, luxury area rugs, home décor, gourmet delicacies, and imported Nordic finery.

Timberjay

414 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790

2187532950

MarJo Motel

714 MN Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-4851

Website

An iconic “retro” motel, constructed in the 1950s, the MarJo is a local landmark and reminder of the classic wayside Motor-Inn hotels that populated small towns and rural America. Our rooms are clean, comfortable, and equipped with WiFi, cable flat-sceen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and single serve coffee makers. Located a short stroll from shopping, dining, and entertainment

MarJo Motel
Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Website

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum
Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Website

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park
Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
Tower Farmers Market

400 Pine Street
Tower, MN 55790

Website

Friday 4pm – 6pm; Early June through end of September. At the Train Depot parking lot.

Tower Farmers Market
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Website

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course
Nordic Home North

303 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-3313

Website

Situated on Main Street in the northern Minnesota village of Tower is a charming, little store brimming with cabin and Scandinavian-inspired gifts, gorgeous furniture, luxury area rugs, home décor, gourmet delicacies, and imported Nordic finery.

Nordic Home North
Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
Tower Access Point

Pine Street & Poirier Road
Tower, MN 55790

Park in the lot by the Civic Center and Trail Museum. Access the Mesabi Trail just a half block south.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Website

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

Timberjay

414 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790

2187532950

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.