About The River

Friday, December 6, 2013

On the Road Friday to Bentleyville USA

Hello, it is cold here in Wisconsin!
Our trip today will be a little bit cold too.
So grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle in to your favorite sweater.
We are heading to Bentleyville, USA
Duluth, MN.

 2012 was a special birthday for me, because my birthday is 12/12! I had the best day! My hubby and two boys spent the entire day with me. We went cross country skiing at Pattison State Park, went out to eat and then went to Bentleyville USA, Tour of Lights.

We will not make it to Bentleyville this year. If you have the opportunity, you will be in for a real treat. And Bentleyville will be celebrating 10 years! WOW!

Hey, no worries if you can not make it, we are on the road right now.
Get ready.
Get set.
Here we go!

And music. As you walk along Christmas music is playing. You get free hot chocolate and cookies.

 The amazing tree! Guess what? The tree is set to the music. So it flashes to the beat.


 Duluth at night! Beautiful!

I think it is so amazing how the city of Duluth puts this on each year.
They have a skating rink and warming house.
They also have indoor bathrooms and a gift shop.

This is so fun to walk into.

 Several folks were taking photos here. 
It is so pretty.

 Atticus is a big fan of Thomas. So he really liked this one.

"This is so Cool!" yells Atticus.

See you next time Bentleyville USA!
 If you do get a chance to go, let me know how you like it.
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Do you have a city close to you that puts on a unique light display?
Do you drive around town to look at Christmas lights?

Thank you for coming along with me to Bentleyville!


  1. WOW ~ thanks for taking me with you , so beautiful and I had a blast !! lol

  2. I feel the need for a road trip, now. This looks like such a fun adventure. Your pictures are so beautiful.

  3. The lights are awesome! It looks so beautiful at night. How cool that your bday was on 12-12-12 and you got to celebrate at Bentleyville. Looks like a blast!

  4. Beautiful!. Thanks for a virtual tour. I haven't been there before. Amy is going next weekend with some friends. I love your picture of the lift bridge.

    Miss you too. As you can tell, I didn't spend much time in the blogosphere in November. I was working on redoing one of my daughter's bedroom who moved out this fall. Next time you come to visit, we'll have a guest room.

  5. Wow! We are a ways from Duluth, but I know so many people who travel there, I can't believe I haven't heard of this. If for any reason, we travel north, we will see this! LaCrosse does a beautiful display, right on the Missisippi River. One year weather prevented us from attending, but it is something we try to do!

  6. What a fun way to celebrate the season!


High Fives from Wisconsin!