National Geographic Promotes 'Geotourism' in Duluth

March 19, 2015 08:49 PM

National Geographic is highlighting some of the unspoiled places in the Northland.

The effort is called the Heart of the Continent Geotourism Map Guide and Website. Of course, there's also an app. It's designed to showcase to local, national and international audiences the natural, cultural and historic attractions that define the region.

Roll out events include a stop at Glensheen on Thursday.

"This is a guide to the places most recommended and respected by local people," said Jim Dion, the director of tourism programs for National Geographic's Maps Division. "Because we believe that the best travel knowledge comes from the people that live in places. All of the pictures, all of the words, everything on this website came from the people at the heart of the continent that shared with us, and participated with us in community outreach."

National Geographic has done about 20 of these projects since 2006.


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