Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

The Friends of the Center Alliance, Ltd. (FOCAL) operates the Spirit of the North Gift Shop at the David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. 100% of our profits support the NGLVC mission.  

You’ll find Lake Superior, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and Northwoods-themed clothing in youth and adult sizes. There is also a wide selection books about nature, culture and history for both adults and children, field identification guides, and Wisconsin Historical Society Press publications. 

Winter is a great time to do puzzles or play a game, and we have a huge assortment to choose from! National Park Service Cancellation Passports are also available.

Purchase locally made gifts including candles, hand soap, jewelry, maple syrup or soothing heating pads when you shop at the Spirit of the North Gift Shop.