Outdoor Adventure Expo

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M
November 16 – 18, 2018

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9:30
Saturday  9 – 6:30
Sunday  10 – 5

2 – 9:30

9 – 6:30

10 – 5

Presenting Sponsor:
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Sponsored By:

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Outdoor Adventure Expo

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Meet Exhibitors at the Expo

NEW this Expo:  Be sure to visit our exhibitors in the climate-controlled, dry Humphrey School of Public Affairs where our featured presentations occur.  No more cold fingers and wet toes!

Please note that this list represents the organizations and manufacturer's representatives that you will be able to meet in person at the Outdoor Adventure Expo in a designated booth space – be sure to pick up an Expo floor map Expo floor map upon entering.  There will be many other product brands present, and there may be other manufacturer's representatives present (but not in a dedicated booth space).

The Expo is a great opportunity for you to get assistance with your next purchase, or creating your next adventure.
Have fun, and enjoy the Outdoor Adventure Expo!

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  • Access 2 Tanzania


    Tanzania offers the most extraordinary array and concentration of wildlife in Africa; it also has some of the world’s warmest and friendliest people.  We are proud of Tanzania and we love sharing it with others.


  • Bearskin Lodge and Outfitter


    Established in 1925, Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is one of those destinations where families, couples, lovers and friends return year after year to create memories and relive traditions.  Once you have been to Bearskin, you will fall in love with it.


  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.   Booth: Beer Tent   Expo Sponsor


    Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota.  The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible.


  • BodyMind Chiropractic Center


    We strive for objectivity in nutritional healthcare and provide clear chiropractic options in structural healthcare.  We help you reach optimum your health, so you can reach your fullest potential in life.


  • Borton Overseas


    Whether you’re looking for independent travel or guided tours, Borton Overseas can help you craft an unforgettable trip.  We’re not a travel agency; we’re a team of travel enthusiasts who use our first-hand knowledge and experiences to create customized and signature journeys to extraordinary lands.


  • Boundary Waters Advisory Committee


    Boundary Waters Advisory Committee was founded as an advocacy organization where as the Kekekabic Trail Club focuses on trail maintenance.  We aim to save the historic hiking trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


  • Cache Lake Camping Foods


    Camping food so good you'll want to eat it at home!  The ideal food for camping or vacationing at the cabin, resort, RV, or condo.


  • Camp Manito-wish YMCA


    Founded in 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has grown from a wilderness summer camp into one of the most respected youth and leadership programs in the world.  Our goal is for everyone associated with us to have a 'Manito-wish Experience'.


  • Cold Case Gear


    Cold Case Gear was born to combat the worst temperatures on earth and to build a system of temperature regulating products to ease the burn of fire and ice.


  • Destination Tanzania Safaris


    We offer scheduled, custom and unique African wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, culture and historical site visits, beach holiday vacations and adventure trekking safaris exclusively in Tanzania.


  • Everglades Area Tours


    Everglades Area Tours welcomes you to the very edge of the Florida's Last Frontier.  The splendid natural world of Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands opens to our guests with a variety of Guided Eco Adventures.


  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness


    Our mission:  To protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.


  • Frost River


    Our rugged backpacks and bags have enjoyed a rich history in the discovery and exploration of this unique area.  Traditional canoe packs have been a part of this North Country wilderness for more than a century and our Frost River line of heavy duty backpacks, and canvas and leather bags have been designed and tested to perform in this rugged environment.  All Frost River products are made in our workshop in northern Minnesota.


  • HI-Mississippi Headwaters Hostel


    If you crave fresh air, meeting travelers from around the world, and kicking your feet up by the fire after a long day of hiking, then check into the HI Mississippi Headwaters hostel.  Located inside Itasca State Park in scenic northwestern Minnesota, our historic lodge-style hostel offers all this and so much more.


  • Hungry Hippie Farm and Hostel


    The Hungry Hippie Farm was an idea we had after purchasing this old homestead in October of 2012.  We've been growing things ever since!  The Hungry Hippie Hostel features bunks and private rooms with a wonderful view of Lake Superior.


  • Ice Age Trail Alliance


    The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer and member based organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Established in 1958, it now has over 5,000 members who support the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.


  • KB Tambo Hotel & Tours


    KB Tambo Hotel and Tours is located in the center of the city of Ollantaytambo, Peru, 'The Living Inca Town', situated halfway between Machu Picchu and Cusco.  We are an upscale travellers hostal and adventure tour agency, as well as one of the most recommended restaurants in the Sacred Valley - all under one roof.


  • Knowmad Adventures


    Knowmad Adventures is your specialist in customized private and small group trips to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.  Whether visiting South America’s finest vineyards and charming colonial cities, exploring Machu Picchu, or hiking through stunning Patagonia, Knowmad Adventures works closely with travelers so that their South American vacation exceeds all expectations.


  • The Loppet Foundation


    The mission of the Loppet Foundation is to promote and support nordic skiing in the Minneapolis area – especially among inner-city youth.  The Loppet Foundation is thrilled to host the 2018 Masters World Cup from January 19 to 26, 2018.


  • Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board


    Ranked the number one park system in the country, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers something for everyone.


  • Namaste Treks & Expeditions


    Our team is the best when it comes to trekking, expeditions, and adventure activities in Nepal, with years of experience in the rough yet beautiful terrain of the Himalaya.  We provide complete trekking, expedition, and tour services to our clients.


  • North Country Trail Association


    We're the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.


  • Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base


    Located 20 miles east of Ely, MN, just a short paddle from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, this wilderness tripping camp offers completely outfitted canoe trips.  Girls ages 12-18 -- and adults -- come on 3, 5, 7, and 10 day canoe trips.  Participants come from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States.


  • Pier B Resort Hotel


    Pier B docks once received cement from Great Lakes ships, storing the materials in the massive silos that remain on our property today.  Now transformed into Pier B Resort Hotel and Silos Restaurant, our unrivaled location remains close to the heart of Duluth’s local tourism and activities, minus the congestion.


  • PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks


    PlayCleanGo, an education and outreach campaign of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for outdoor recreationalists (partners include:  U of M Extension, MN Departments of Agriculture and Transportation, and Explore Minnesota).  Our objective is to slow and stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species through changes in public behavior.


  • Quality Adventure Custom Vans


    Our van builds are simple and functional - think mobile tiny house.  At the heart of our builds is a roll cage like welded steel sub-frame on which everything else is secured.  Our construction results in a sturdy, well insulated and comfortable space.


  • Rain Forest Tours


    We are dedicated to Costa Rica travel which departs from mainstream tourism and seeks to create personalized experience for our clients.  We’ll listen and ask questions to customize your travel experience – making your trip uniquely about you.


  • Right Path Adventures


    Our niche at Right Path Adventures is small fun groups - hand-picked individuals who make up our 'team members'.  Imagine group travel where you know the group is a great one and that they will be a lot of fun.


  • Skipulk.com


    SkiPulk.com specializes in pulk poles, harnesses and three types of pulk systems.  Our pulks are found throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan.  They are used by outdoor enthusiasts including: winter campers, ski mountaineers, racers, outfitters, snow kiters, ice fishers, adventure programs, college outdoor classes and rentals in several states.


  • Superior Highland Backcountry


    Superior Highland Backcountry, natural skiing on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  We advocate for backcountry skiing and work to expand and protect human powered skiing opportunities in Northeastern MInnesota.


  • Superior Hiking Trail Association


    Member supported non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the human and financial resources to build, promote, maintain, protect and preserve a hiking trail along the ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior.


  • Thrive Adventures


    Do Somethin' Crazy!  The Thrive Adventures motto says it all.  Our vacations are one of a kind, custom, fully-guided adventure vacations.  The world is full of rare beauty and activities that most travelers will never see or experience, and our aim is to check those boxes on your bucket list.


  • U of M - Center for Outdoor Adventure


    The Center for Outdoor Adventure (COA) provides participants with alternative recreation experiences revolving around the great outdoors.  Each semester, COA offers a full schedule of Trips and Clinics to introduce participants to the fundamentals of outdoor adventure skills and environmental ethics.  Activities range from backpacking to ice climbing, both locally and nationally.


  • Visit Cook County Minnesota


    Whatever the season, let Cook County take your MN getaway to the max.  Get back to nature along the Gunflint Trail.  Experience the charm of Grand Marais and casino action in Grand Portage.  Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the 200-mile Superior Hiking Trail, accessible from many points including Lutsen-Tofte trailheads.


  • Visit Duluth


    Duluth is a place like no other.  An endless horizon where the largest freshwater lake in the world meets the sky.  Rocky cliffs and pristine forests where you'll find miles of trails to explore.  A thriving community where you can take in a show, explore nature, enjoy a meal and stay in comfort no matter where your plans take you.


  • Voyageur Outward Bound School


    Voyageur Outward Bound School is not a summer camp.  We teach individuals that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible through individual and team effort through experiential program in the outdoors, classrooms and conference centers using adventure to create individuals who are self-reliant, effective, and compassionate collaborators.


  • Yellowstone Expeditions


    Our package excursions include ski guides, all meals, lodging (includes bedding and linens) at the yurt camp, and all snow-van transportation within the park.  Yellowstone Expeditions also offers backcountry snowshoe excursions and scenic snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.


  • YMCA Camps of the Greater Twin Cities


    Welcome to the Y.  We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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