Superior is packed with quirks and hidden gems that make it a truly fun place to live. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than at the World of Accordions Museum, a unique nod to the Central and Eastern European immigrant cultures that settled the city. Located in the heart of the downtown area inside the Harrington Arts Center, this curious place houses the world's largest accordion collection. While the museum is a novelty, the curator is extremely knowledgeable not only about the instruments, but about Superior as well. Spend a weekend afternoon here learning about the city, and you might get a private concert, too.
Port of Call
Lake Superior drives much of the city's commercial activity, with the largest port in the Great Lakes at its shores. This body of water is also the perfect setting for hosting one of the more colorful festivals in the area as well: the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival. At the end of summer each year, participants and spectators gather at the lake's marina to watch dragon boat rowing competitions, enjoy live music, and sample appetizing offerings from area eateries. Get a good feel for how Superior residents take advantage of the great outdoors in a unique way with a day at the races.
Fun at the Falls
Superior is a beautiful place to live, and it is easy to appreciate nature and feel like you are miles away from civilization even though you are within the city's outer boundaries. Amnicon Falls State Park is one accessible, beautiful place to get away from it all. Hike or go showshoeing on the trails, swim in the Amnicon River, or enjoy the meditative, peaceful waterfalls from the historic bridges that cross the waters. You can even take your children fishing here. The park is open year-round, and it is the perfect place to watch the seasons change.