You will find Fortune Bay Resort Casino in tiny Tower, Minnesota (population of about 500). But don’t let the small size of Tower or the surrounding areas fool you. You have plenty of fortunate locations to look forward to in and around Tower.
And today’s post covers a few of the goods you will find in the area. Best yet, along with most of small-town America, you’re in for a unique flair of the goods if you need a break from Fortune Bay Resort Casino.
So if you’re ready to take a day or two away from the casino floor. Or if you would just like an entire afternoon away from the adrenaline-pumping casino games, this is a post you want to read if you’re heading to the area.
Ready to take the tour around the Minnesota gambling scene?
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If you’re up for catching glimpses of Northern Minnesota’s epic scenery, look no further than Lake Vermilion. It’s beyond scenic, featuring outstanding sunsets that sink below the houses and cottages surrounding it along with a fantastical view of the state’s north woods.
Oh, and Lake Vermilion practically epitomizes the title of today’s post: Fortunate Locations by Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Because you will find the lake right next to it. Can’t ask for a more convenient spot, right?
Besides the stellar dining options, you will find at Fortune Bay Resort Casino, Lake Vermilion has a few more if you’re interested, including local favorites like the Vermilion Club and Bayview.
If you brought the RV and you can’t find a place to park at Fortune Bay Resort’s Park, don’t sweat. They have more than a few sweet spots here on the lake, including Hoodoo Point, McKinley Park, and Bayview. All of them are out on the lake, so you can enjoy the scenery here every single day.
Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum
Want to get a history lesson on the Tower, Minnesota, area?
Head over to Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum, and you’ll discover it. It highlights the history of Native Americans who have inhabited the area, and it tells quite a compelling tale.
And like Lake Vermilion, you’ll also find this museum by the casino. In fact, reviewers on TripAdvisor have stated that the place doesn’t have the best signposts directing you from the highway. But once you get close to Fortune Bay Casino Resort, you’ll find signs directing you there.
Chances are, you’ll stumble upon it before you even pull into the casino’s parking lot. So it’s a great place to visit before you hit the casino games at Fortune Bay Resort Casino.
Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum is also a smaller attraction, so it shouldn’t take over an hour to explore if you’re looking to take a quick break from the casino floor.
Come on in, experience the culture, along with stories describing the tribe’s past and present. And don’t forget to visit the gift shop, where one reviewer even stated you can design your own bead necklaces. Pretty cool way to commemorate your trip to the area, right?
The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center
It’s easy to place a winning bet that any small town in America will have its fair share of historical attractions. And Tower, Minnesota, epitomizes such a bet.
Along with the Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum, the Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center makes for yet another fun and educational trip. And while this attraction isn’t necessarily by Fortune Bay Resort Casino, you’re still within the confines of Tower.
They have an epic display of train cars, steam engine locomotives, engines, luxury train cars, and so much more. It’s a perfect place to get a visual of the old steam engines from yesteryear.
But the Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center is more than just a train museum; they also boast a wonderful playground that your kids will enjoy.
Oh, and a few reviewers on TripAdvisor have even mentioned a nearby bike trail that you can take from there to the Soudan Mine if you’re looking for two cool attractions within one. As with the Bois Forte Heritage Center, it won’t take much time out of your busy day to enjoy.
Unless you’re up for taking that bike ride mentioned earlier.
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
Since you’re already gaming here at Fortune Bay Casino, you may as well immerse yourself in the total experience. So bring your golf clubs and play a round of golf in the Wilderness at Fortune Bay.
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is more than just a golf course; it offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Vermilion, Minnesota’s north woods, thick evergreens, ridges, and outcroppings.
And while reviewers have noted the course for its challenging terrain, they have also stated both novice and expert golfers can get in the game with their 4 different sets of tees.
If you’re lodging in the area or if you’re hanging out at the RV Park, be sure to bring your clubs and try your game in one of the state’s finest golf courses. And as with a few fortunate locations on today’s list, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is yet another attraction by the casino.
The Vermilion Club
I mentioned The Vermilion Club in passing earlier and you guessed it, it’s right on Lake Vermilion.
And while you’ll find a few hot lounges at Fortune Bay Resort Casino, The Vermilion Club is a must-visit.
It’s arguably the finest place in the area if you’re looking to indulge in local crafts and pizza. So if you came in from out of town and are wishing to treat yourself to an epic cheat meal, you know where to go.
They boast a strong, family-friendly atmosphere with convenient service and friendly staff. And best yet, the food is always delicious. Just ask a few of the locals who have made return trips to the Vermilion Club and they will tell you everything you need to know.
So what are you waiting for?
After a long day of casino gaming, fill up on pizza and the finest local crafts in Tower. If you hit a jackpot at the casino, you definitely earned it.
Pier 77 Mini-Golf
So, you went to The Wilderness at Fortune Bay for a full round of golf and now, you’re looking to follow it up with another round, but with a different flair?
Good thing Pier 77 Mini-Golf exists. Head on over, and play a different type of golf game at Pier 77. So come on in and immerse yourself in a game that epitomizes Northern Minnesota’s North Woods theme.
So if you’re looking for a new game as mentioned at the beginning of today’s subheading, or if you’d like a more family-friendly option, look no further than Pier 77 Mini-Golf. It will only take a good 30-45 minutes out of your day and makes for an ideal afternoon in the heart of Northern Minnesota.
Soudan Underground Mine
We mentioned the Soudan Underground Mine in passing when we discussed in Section 3. The Soudan Underground Mine was Minnesota’s first iron-ore mine that opened way back in 1882. By 1892, operations went underground and it remained so until its closure in 1962.
If you’re looking to take yet another step back in time in the area, the Soudan Mine has more than a unique interactive experience. Take your bike from the Tower-Soudan Historical Train Museum to the Soudan Underground Mine, park it, and venture a half-mile underground.
Here, you can take a train car back to where the last area the miners worked. Quite the interactive experience, right?
Also a recipient of the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award on TripAdvisor, tourists come all over America to enter the mine. You’re heading over 2,000 feet below the surface and nearly 700 feet below sea level.
So if you’re booking your gambling trip, be sure to put the Soudan Underground Mine on your checklist, and venture down below to see what life was like in the mines. As with most of your fortunate locations on this list, you don’t need to venture too far away from Fortune Bay Resort Casino to find this gem in Tower, Minnesota.
Enjoy the Attractions Near Fortune Bay Resort Casino
For a small town, Tower, Minnesota, has an array of awesome attractions near Fortune Bay Resort Casino. For many casinos in small-town America, you’ll have to travel within a 30-mile radius to experience the goods.
And that’s not the case in Tower, highlighted by what you’ve just read in today’s post. So if you’re looking to vacation at Fortune Bay Resort Casino, be sure to extend that vacation and experience all of what Tower, Minnesota offers.
Have you been to Fortune Bay Resort Casino? If so, did you visit any of the locations on today’s list? Let us know where you ventured and tell us about your experience in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you.