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Area Attractions

Cook’s Country Connection


Only a mile north of Cook on Highway 24, Cook’s Country Connection is a great way to spend a day! Come meet the animals and check out a piece of local history.


Farm hours:

May, September & October the farm is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm


June, July & August the farm is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10am to 4pm


Parties, groups and field trips by appointment.

Check out our website or call for more details.





Unplug and let’s go outside!





1953 Vermilion Drive
Cook, MN 55723


May, September, October
10-4 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June, July, August
10-4 Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Wilderness At Fortune Bay


National Accolades for The Wilderness at Fortune Bay:


#1 - Top 50 Golf Courses You Can Play in America – Golfnewsnet 2017
#8 Overall, #1 Public - Best Golf Courses in Minnesota - Golf Digest 2017/2018
#42 - Best Resort Courses – Golfweek 2017
#57 - America's 100 Greatest You Can Play - Golf Digest 2017/2018
#2 - Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play – Golfweek 2017
#8, #1 in MN - Best Casino Courses in America - Golfweek 2016
#1 in MN - Best 19th hole bar/restaurant – Golf Advisor 2016)


Discover the scenic beauty of the new 18-hole Wilderness at Fortune Bay, part of Northern Minnesota’s premiere vacation destination at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Carved from the beautiful landscape surrounding the shores of Lake Vermilion, the course offers some of the most scenic panoramas of any Midwest golf resort. But don’t be too drawn in by its dramatic views, this Minnesota golf getaway can serve up some of the most challenging play you’ve ever experienced.Designed by Texas golf course architect Jeffrey D. Brauer, The Wilderness measures approximately 7,207 from the back tees, giving long hitters all they can handle. With fours sets of tees, golfers of all abilities can pick a challenge best suited to their skill level. In addition, all carts at The Wilderness come equipped with a GPS system designed to maintain a sufficient pace of play and enhance the experience of those playing the course for the first time.


Located just hours North of the Twin Cities, few areas in Minnesota can match the scenic beauty of Tower and the Iron Trail region. Spectacular views of Lake Vermillion atop a high granite ridge are just one of the many wonders to discover at The Wilderness. The surrounding woodlands make for an enjoyable experience even on days when par is rare. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay with its vast array of amenities is also the perfect venue for outings and special events. This Minnesota resort features comfortable accommodations, casual dining, pool, fitness center, game room, a newly remodeled casino and much more. For your next Midwest golf getaway, just head North and experience all that The Wilderness at Fortune Bay has to offer for yourself.




Call 800-992-4680

Welcome to Fortune Bay Resort Casino


Located on beautiful Lake Vermilion. Fortune Bay Resort Casino offers two floors of gaming entertainment. Fortune Bay offers 725 slots, 10 blackjack tables, 2 specialty games, video poker and keno.

We have all your favorite video slot machines ranging from a penny to $5, we are always adding new and exciting games on our floor.


We have cashiers, redemption kiosks, promotional kiosks and ATMs conveniently located on both floors. Our customer service is the best in the state.


Casino Floor Maps:

  • First Floor

  • Second Floor

We look forward to your visit in the Land of 10,000 Winners.

  • Slot Machines

  • Blackjack

  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em

  • Video Poker

  • Bingo

  • Poker

Fortune Bay Resort Casino
1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

Toll-free: 800-992-PLAY (7529)
Fax: 218-753-6488

Toll-free: 800-555-1714
Local: 218-753-6400
Fax: 218-753-6480



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Black Bear Viewing at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary -

The American Bear Association


The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary operated by the American Bear Association in Orr, Minnesota is often described as the best place to see wild black bears in their natural habitat, and for good reason. From our expanded viewing deck visitors can learn about black bears by observing their natural behavior.

The American Bear Association.


Hours ! open memorial day weekend-labor day weekend Tuesday-Sunday from 5pm- 8pm, viewing continues until dusk. Also, we have a new visitor center located at 4303 highway 53, 1-mile south of Orr.


Stop by to see educational displays, shop new merchandise and to talk with a representative

PO Box 77
MN 55771

Phone: (218) 757-0172


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Call 218-666-5453

Fun at the old Cook High School

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