Soudan Underground Mine State Park is the proud owner of a $50,000 check for its second-place finish in a national online campaign that encouraged Americans to vote for their favorite park. This is the second year in a row that a Minnesota state park was among the top place finishers in the America Is Your Park campaign, part of Coca-Cola's Live Positively initiative. In 2010, Bear Head Lake State Park took first place and received $100,000.
The park plans to use the gift from Coca-Cola to install three interpretive information kiosks in the park, directing visitors to outdoor recreation opportunities, such as hiking and snowshoeing. In addition, the park hopes to purchase recreation equipment, such as canoes or kayaks, that can be used to explore the Lake Vermilion shoreline.
America's Park 2011 Award - Soudan Underground Mine State Park photo slide show.
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