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Grand Marais, Minnesota: Naniboujou Painted Lodge

Former gentlemen's club (now a restaurant) in a rustic lodge, with wall and ceiling murals painted in bright color designs inspired by the art of the Cree tribe. Inc. MN's largest native rock fireplace.

20 Naniboujou Trail, Grand Marais, MN
14 miles east of town on Hwy 61.
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The Naniboujou Painted Lodge

The Naniboujou Lodge is a rustic lodge and dining room from the 1920s, whose every surface is painted in the brightly-colored motifs of the Cree tribe. These stunning murals in the bright colors of marigold, green, red, orange and blue make the place seem like a holy temple, but if you read the fine print they were actually painted by a French artist in the late twenties.

Now run by a quirky evangelical Christian couple whose beliefs forbid them from serving liquor.

[Stacey Williams-Ng, 06/28/2015]

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