The Black Lantern Resort 20 miles North of Itasca State Park 25 min. West of Bemidji, MN 612-812-7309
The Black Lantern Resort20 miles North of Itasca State Park25 min. West of Bemidji, MN612-812-7309 

Area Attractions & Resources

Itasca State Park: 20 miles, There is a beautiful lodge to dine at, a ferry boat to ride around Lake Itasca, a souvenier shop by the headwaters (very beginning) of the mighty Mississippi river, a hostel, a wonderful sandy swimming beach to cool off and shower house, bike and boat rentals, MANY miles of paved bicycle trails and much more. Beautiful park.


Lobos Bar & Grill: 20 miles, Great food and bar just outside the North entrance of Itasca State Park.


Ter-Lee Gardens: 8 minutes, This farm mass produces seasonal fruits and veggies that you can pick! Asparagus, strawberries, gourds, and pumpkins.


Rock Creek Gas Station: 20 miles, this is your last stop for gas/diesel and bait, if you are driving up from the South on county 2. Located on the North entrance of Itasca State Park on county 2 and cnty 200.


Hugos Foods: 45 minutes: Last stop for groceries if you are arriving from the South, open 24 hours, located in Park Rapids, MN.


Fireside Grill in Bagley: 15 minutes, Need to call to check operating hours, open Wednesday to Saturday.  This is a great place to go on a date, nice restaurant and bar. 


Silver Creek Saloon in Shevlin: 4 minutes, can get bags of ice, on and off sale liquor, and a pizza. 


Grocery Stores in Bagley, MN: 12 minutes, These are your 2 closest grocery stores, both can be seen off highway 2. This is your last stop for groceries if you are arriving from the West.


Casinos: Bagley  Shooting Star casino is 15 minutes away.  Cedar lakes casino is 45 minutes away and Red Lake Seven Clans Casino is 45 minutes away.  The  Red Lake Casino has a fishing guide available that is AMAZING. 


Paul Bunyan Playhouse: 25 minutes, professional live theatre in the heart of downtown Bemidji in a historic theatre. They do a stunning job with their sets and the shows are incredibly entertaining. Located in old downtown Bemidji.


Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues: 25 minutes, Located at the Bemidji waterfront next to the chamber of commerce, these statues are a blast to take pictures in front of, and a walk across the street from all the old downtown Bemidji shops.


Sanford Convention Center: 25 minutes, Convention center hosting many events from concerts to rodeos. Check their event calendar.


Waterfront Dining at the Green Mill on Lake Bemidji: 25 minutes, great restaurant over looking the beach, you can also boat to it.


Brigid's Cross, Delicious Irish Fare and Irish Pub: 25 minutes, family friendly during the day, and often live music in the evening.


Headwaters Science Center: 25 minutes, Bring the kids! A science museum in old downtown Bemidji where the kids can explore and learn. Right acros the street from a big Book store! And a radio station where you can watch the radio DJ broadcast live through the street window. 


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