Tettegouche State Park Visitors Center & Rest Area

Owner: State of MN

Location: Silver Bay, MN

Description: New $7 million 11,000 S.F. state park visitors center and rest area situated on a cliff of Lake Superior. The complex features a large great room, multipurpose rooms, lakeside patio, picnic structure, outdoor amphitheater, interpretive displays, Wi-Fi, maintenance structure, and a trail system inviting visitors out into the park. The primary structure was constructed to be very energy-efficient; structurally insulated panel system featuring green technology using 8-inch foam insulation sandwiched between two structural facings for the walls, with 12-inch foam panels for the ceilings, LED lighting, and a large photovoltaic solar array.