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Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Road Friday ~ Enger Park, Duluth, Minnesota

We are on the road today. We are off to Enger Park, Duluth, Minnesota.
We visited Palm Sunday. It was a cool, damp drizzly day. Our stop to the park was an explore for a future trip. The park has amazing gardens. I am so excited to visit in the summer months.

Here we go. Grab your umbrella and off we go.

 Enger Tower

The 80 foot high Enger Park Tower was dedicated in 1939 by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway. The tower provides perhaps the best scenic overview of the city.

 It was amazing to look out over the city of Duluth from up on top of the tower.


 From the top of the 5 story Enger Park Tower you have a bird's eye view of Duluth and its Harbor. One of the reasons why most Duluth visitors include climbing the tower in their things to see and do in Duluth.


 Beauty in every direction.



 Our boys could have played here all day. Kings, knights, battles, it was all pouring out. I love how they imagine.
Because it was not the best of days, we had the tower to ourselves.

The TePaske Castle 


We plan to do some more exploring in Duluth this summer. I am very excited to see the gardens.
 For more information about the park Click here

Enger Tower and its Gardens are a favorite picnic spot for Duluthians and a "must see" stop for Duluth Visitors

Thank you for coming along today.
 

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous views. It must be nice having your own castle for the day! So glad the boys enjoyed their time and I can't wait for your summer visit photos.
    John often speaks of his time in Korea as an MP where he manned an 80 ft. tower looking out over the Yellow Sea. He talks of the Pilots "buzzing" his tower! yikes!

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  2. That's a really neat tower, and so neat that they could play knights. xoxo

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  3. This is so cool! I love the interesting architecture of that tower! Even on a dreary day it is beautiful and interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That tower is awesome and so unusual! It doesn't look like it belongs here in the good old US of A, does it? What a fun place to visit! Happy weekend my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  5. Two years ago I was north of Duluth and was just amazed at the incredible beauty.
    Thank you or reminding me.
    Meredith

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  6. Wow, great pictures. Love the look out tower and the color of the stone. Very beautiful.... Sounds so interesting.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. Somehow on many trips to and thru Duluth I missed this park or drove by it too fast. In any case I'll bet you didn't know that after the Nazi's overran Norway Princess Martha was an invited guest and stayed in The White House for a period of time with the Roosevelt family....:)

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  8. How interesting that must have been, I enjoyed seeing your post about it. Thanks so much for praying for my husband. He is doing well...its been 3 weeks now and 2 days. Still some pain....and lots of fatigue but definitely blessed =) by God. May it continue to be so.

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  9. An interesting place to visit - I wonder how many Rapunzels have leaned out those windows too?

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  10. We love that area, too. Our DIL spent every summer there when she was a kid. I am about ready for another summer trip to that area. I have never climbed htat tower. xo Diana

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  11. We too have been there, Carla. Duluth has so many points of interest. It's always fun to visit there. Btw, you are a winner of my giveaway!!! I think you and the boys need to come over an afternoon this week and collect your prize. :-))

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  12. This is added to my list for this summer! I have been to Duluth before, but somehow don't recall anything about this tower! I suppose years ago, I didn't have as much appreciation for architecture as I do now. Loaded the road trip today :)

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  13. That looks like a tower to fill little boys hearts with dreams of knights, and kingdoms...what a cool place to visit.

    Jen

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  14. There is so much atmosphere in these photos, very cool.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. Carla, these pictures are wonderful. The stone work on the tower is amazing. It looks like an interesting place to visit.

    ~Sheri

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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