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Old 10-09-2011, 08:43 PM
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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South Bama is the place to go.

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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leland michigan - Google Maps several casinos/resorts nearby

If you have time you might find a day or two at Mackinac Island an interesting side trip.
Leland Michigan
Mackinac Island
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:43 AM
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Marquette Michigan might be worth some research.

Marquette, Michigan Vacations, Tourism, Guides, Hotels, Things to Do, Restaurants - Yahoo! Travel
Basically the entire southern Lake Superior looks like this, Whitefish bay area, bit of a ways from Marquette but the sand is just as white in the Marquette area.

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by jlawrence01 View Post
OK, since you are interested in Duluth, MN, let me elaborate a little bit more. I was not going to invest the time unless their was some interest.

First of all, there are thousands of lakes in Minnesota, the largest being Lake Superior, which is adjacent to Duluth. One warning that natives may not agree with is that the lakes in Minnesota are pretty cold for people from down south. Most of the better hotels and resorts have indoor swimming pools.

Just south of Duluth in Carlton, MN is the Black Bear Casino Resort. First class hotel, low stakes gambling ($3 BJ, low-end slots), great pool, and really nice rooms. The restaurant was also pretty good - think mid-price Las Vegas. I think that I paid $49-59 during the week.

The restaurants in Superior, WI/ Duluth, MN are pretty good ***IN SEASON***. Especially as you head up the north shore toward the Canadian border, many of the restaurants close November-April which stinks if you cannot take summer vacations in-season.

Up north at the border, there is another casino which looked like, not much.

There are a lot of places along the North Shore that are resort areas BUT there are no casinos.

Hope that helps.
Hmmmmm I think this sounds extremely promising. It has all the components we are looking for. As far as swimming, we don't. Any water would be strictly for fishing purposes. I am going to checkout the website for the Black Bear. thanks so much!

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:45 PM
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The coolest part about the North Shore was the number of waterfalls along the road.

If you are into GOOD casinos, there is one SOUTH of Minneapolis:

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel | Our Casino Is Just The Beginning

Actually, for large cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul are very underrated.
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