for large strategy sessions and the neighboring
Kingswood Lounge has a bank of large windows
for a view, plus a fireplace and horseshoe bar
for a cocktail reception or ceremony to honor
Only in Minnesota could you hold a meeting
or convention in a hockey arena. The Hibbing
Memorial Building can hold up to 5,000-plus
people, and has played host to everything from
circuses to rodeos to figure skating championships. Square footage for a trade show rings in
at 20,000 square feet, but the building also has
rooms and configurations to hold meetings and
conferences, with larger rooms that can hold
300 people, and smaller breakout areas that offer
space for up to 35 people.
Located at the end of a long scenic drive up
Highway 61, Grand Marais—French for “great
marsh”—is situated on the northwestern banks
of Lake Superior and is another gateway to the
Gunflint Trail, Isle Royale and Boundary Waters
Canoe Area. Once named a Top 100 Adventure
Town by National Geographic Adventure magazine, this historic logging and fishing village also
caters to the artsy types, likely owing to its North
House Folk School, and Coastal Living magazine
recognized it in its top 10 list of artist colonies.
One of the most iconic stays in the entire state
is the storied Naniboujou Lodge, situated on the
shores of Lake Superior on 15 private acres. The
Lodge would be held entirely for your group, for
the ultimate in experience and exclusivity. This
would be a lower-fi get together; the lodge does
not even offer Wi-Fi, but would be the perfect
place to retreat from the outside world and get
creative brainstorming underway. And the dining
room painting alone will boost employee morale.
The Gunflint Lodge family resort has a long
history, too, owned by three generations of
the Kerfoot family. Patrons stay in separate
cabins along the shores of Lake Gunflint on the
Canadian border. It features one meeting room
and holds between 90-150 people, with Wi-Fi
access and A/V equipment. Each season offers its
own highlights, from dogsledding and ice fishing
Grand Ely Lodge Resort &
400 N. Pioneer Rd.
Hibbing Park Hotel & Suites
1402 E. Howard St.
The Crown Ballroom
214 E. Howard St.
Hibbing Memorial Building
400 E. 23rd St.
20 Naniboujou Trail
Gunflint Family Lodge
143 S. Gunflint Lake Rd.
East Bay Suites
21 Wisconsin St.
East Bay Suites