Ellsworth Rock Gardens, Voyageurs National Park

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#161 of 189 in Parks in Minnesota
Ellsworth Rock Gardens is located in Voyageurs National Park. Make Ellsworth Rock Gardens a part of your Voyageurs National Park vacation plans using our Voyageurs National Park trip itinerary website .
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  • July 3, 2017
    We took a water taxi from the Arrowhead Lodge (where we were staying), to the Ellsworth Rock Gardens. For about a 20 year period, Jack Ellsworth, painstakingly used the native rocks in the area to cre...  more »
  • October 17, 2016
    Nice place to stretch your legs for a little hike. You will appreciate the parks efforts to try and restore this gem. Mr. Ellsworth is a great testament to what National Parks are all about. Watch for...  more »
  • September 15, 2016
    This place is a hidden gem. Go back in time 60 years or so and see what one man and his wife did with the wonders of nature. It ranks right up there with any art museum. The rock sculptures, the histo...  more »
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  • August 15, 2016
    These fun and quirky rock gardens are definitely worth the trip! Note that they seem to be accessible by boat only, they have a large public dock on Kabetogema. Built by some fellow named Ellsworth who was really into rocks and art, the gardens took numerous years to build and feature an interesting array of animals and other strange creations made from rocks mortared together. The path through the gardens can be a bit confusing at times, but overall the experience is unique.
  • August 25, 2016
    So peaceful and beautiful views of not only the lake but the rocks that Mr. Ellsworth put so much of his life into. Left me with my jaw open.

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