Duluth, Minnesota

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Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Attractions in Duluth, Minnesota

Amusements

  • Great Lakes Aquarium at Lake Superior Center
    353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-740-3474, This aquarium is America's only all-fresh-water aquarium. It features live animals and interactive science and cultural history exhibits. more info  map

  • Waterfront Sculpture Walk
    Duluth's Waterfront is not only filled with beautiful lake views, shops and restaurants, it is also the home of several sculptures representing the social, cultural, and... more info

Casinos

  • Fond-du-Luth Casino
    129 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-722-0280, This casino features 460 video slot machines, 16 blackjack tables, high-stakes bingo, a snack bar, and a full service lounge. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Glensheen Estate
    3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
    218-726-8910, The Glensheen Estate is Duluth's premier historic home, which is located on more than seven acres and features beautifully landscaped gardens. The home, in the Jacobean... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial
    Located at Second Avenue East and First Street
    218-336-2990, Dedicated in memory and in honor of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie, three African American youths murdered in Duluth on June 15, 1920. It stands as a... more info  map

  • Lake Superior Tug
    351 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
    Located next to William A. Irvin (Ore Boat Museum)
    218-722-7876, This site offers a tour of a World War II tugboat that was used to help build the Great Lakes Seaway. It was sunk near the end of the war after towing ammunition across... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Duluth Art Institute
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-733-7560, This art museum features contemporary artwork by local, regional, and nationally known artists, as well as including a fully equipped studio for weaving, ceramics, and... more info  map

  • Duluth Children's Museum
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    Located in the Historic Union Depot
    218-733-7543, The Duluth Children's Museum strives to spark children's natural curiosity. They encourage their active participation in a changing world through play-filled learning... more info  map

  • Fitger's Brewery Complex Museum
    600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    Lakewalk
    218-722-8826, This museum features memorabilia from what was once the most successful brewery in the state and explicates the legendary history of northern Minnesota's brewing... more info  map

  • Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
    902 East First Street, Duluth, MN 55805
    218-728-0630, The Karpeles Library is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents. It features rotating exhibits that focus on up to 26... more info  map

  • Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
    600 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-727-2497, The most visited marine museum on the Great Lakes, this museum features exhibits and programs that explore and elucidate upper lakes commercial shipping; one may also... more info  map

  • Lake Superior Railroad Museum
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    Located in The Depot in Downtown Duluth
    218-733-7590, At this museum one may tour one of the Midwest's largest and most diverse collections of railroad artifacts. Included in the collection is one of the world's largest... more info  map

  • Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center
    305 Harbor View Parkway, Duluth, MN 54880
    715-392-7151, Named in memory of Major Richard I. Bong, "America's Ace of Aces", this museum honors all WW II participants, both on the home front and on the front line. Highlights... more info

  • S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
    350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
    Lakewalk
    218-722-7876 or 218-722-5573, This floating museum is permanently docked along the Duluth waterfront and features many exhibits and artifacts that document the ship’s working life as the flagship... more info  map

  • St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, The Depot
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-727-8025, The French Norman-style Historic Union Depot was once the busiest railroad station in Duluth. The Depot now houses exhibits by four museums and is home to productions... more info  map

  • Tom's Logging Camp
    5797 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804
    Located 16 Miles Northeast of Downtown Duluth
    218-525-4120, Tour an authentically duplicated northern Minnesota logging camp that features original tools and equipment. The complex, located in a heavily wooded area, includes... more info  map

  • Tweed Museum of Art
    1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN 55812
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    218-726-8222 or 218-726-7823, This 32,000 square foot, nine gallery museum collects and interprets art from around the world and presents eight to ten major exhibitions each year.  more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Hartley Nature Center
    3001 Woodland Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55803
    218-724-6735, Hartley Nature Center's mission is to "provide people opportunities for understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the natural environment." This goal is reached by... more info  map

  • Lake Superior Zoo
    72nd Avenue West & Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN 55807
    218-730-4900, This zoo is 16 acres of naturalistic exhibits, with some of the featured animals including polar bears, Siberian tigers, and Angolan colobus monkeys. A variety of... more info  map

  • Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park
    13th Avenue East & London Road
    This beautifully landscaped garden features more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. Other highlights include a fountain, a marble gazebo, a herb garden,... more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Carriage House Charters
    1204 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-260-9595, Boat rides on Lake Superior and St Louis Bay tailored to your wishes. Sit back and relax or lend a hand and learn the ropes if you’d like. Their goal is to provide you... more info  map

  • Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad
    71st Avenue West & Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN 55816
    Located Across from Lake Superior Zoo
    218-348-5843, On your 90-minute journey along the St. Louis River, you will be able to re-trace the first railroad linking Duluth with the Twin Cities way back in 1863 and view... more info  map

  • Lake Superior Helicopters
    Bay Front Park
    218-213-7095, Offers helicopter tours. more info

  • North Shore Scenic Railroad
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-722-1273, On this tour one may see magnificent views of Lake Superior, the downtown skyline, Duluth's waterfront, and the majestic Northwoods, all from a vintage railcar seat. more info  map

  • Port Town Trolley
    2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806
    218-722-4426, This tour loops through downtown and waterfront attractions with departures offered every 30 minutes during the summer season. more info  map

  • River's Bend Carriage Service
    4447 Caribou Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55810
    218-729-5873, Visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned carriage ride while touring Canal Park's many sights. Hayrides and sleigh rides are available during the winter months. more info  map

  • Superior Windjammers
    300 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55816
    218-722-1402, These tours allow one the chance to sail on Lake Superior aboard the "Galatea" and in the process be transported back to the age of wooden sailing ships. You can join... more info  map

  • Top Hat Carriage Service
    Located in Canal Park
    218-260-4251, From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Top Hat Carriage Service, weather permitting, provides carriage rides in the Canal Park business district of Duluth.... more info  map

  • Vista Fleet Excursions
    323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
    218-722-6218, This tour provides two-hour narrated sightseeing tours of the Duluth-Superior Harbour, aboard the Vista Star and King. Lunch, dinner, and moonlight cruises are also... more info  map

  

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