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Address: Duluth, MN

Watch seagulls soaring while you stroll around this popular spot, part of...

Watch seagulls soaring while you stroll around this popular spot, part of the revived Duluth waterfront. Nearby are a sculpture garden, jazz clubs, coffee shops, motels and restaurants. If you like ships, stand on the pier and watch huge boats and ships, some from around the world, come and go daily.

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Love Canal Park

Our family visits Duluth once or twice a year. Regardless of the weather, we head to Canal Park. We like to visit the maritime museum, watch the lift bridge go up, head out to... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our family visits Duluth once or twice a year. Regardless of the weather, we head to Canal Park. We like to visit the maritime museum, watch the lift bridge go up, head out to the light house, visit the local shops! It is a great place to people watch! Always a fun time!

Thank H6793KOlorid
Rochester, Minnesota
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice waterfront area where you can park your car and stroll around or rent bikes. An ideal place to bring kids. We followed the "Lakewalk" -- a paved walking path which took us along the west end of Lake Superior (where we stopped to skip rocks), past the nice (and did I mention free?) maritime museum, underneath the famous lift... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Better in the summer, but plenty to do year round. Shops, restaurants, the aquarium, the DECC, a brewery. Nice place to come relax anytime.

Thank Jenny B
Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It's a Saturday night and I headed over to the Canal Park brewery. When there was a wait for a table, I was pleasantly surprised to grab a stool at the bar. Upbeat crowd and friendly staff that made we feel very comfortable and I'm not one that dines out much on my own. The staff was all very prompt... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Don't miss Amazing Grace cafe in De Sitz Weitz Market Place. On Sunday nights at 6pm young local musicians can come and showcase their talent on a stage for the first time. There is some fabulous undiscovered talent in Duluth. Afterwards the old pros have a jam session and there is an amazing atosphere in the cafe and it is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The best hotels and some great shops and restaurants are all in Canal Park. You can also let your kids watch ships pass through the canal and let them throw rocks in the water. The museum here is fun (and free) too.

Thank kn56
Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We took friends and their kids to Canal park, walked the frozen shore and then went to the Dewitt-Seitz Market place to shop and snack.

1 Thank Chas49
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We wandered through the shops and eateries along both sides of Canal Park. It was a fun way to spend time, looking at some arts, crafts, kitchen items, etc. The wind off the lake was bitter cold so we scurried between stores. Summer would bring a different leisurely pace that we'll go back to enjoy.

1 Thank europewithKellynRyan
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have visited Canal Park many times, usually in the warmer months. We just took a day trip here and even though it was cold, icy & snowy, it was an enjoyable walk around the park. Many great things in the area, along with shopping & restaurants. Great photo opportunities as well!

Thank Doreen M
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Canal Park has a little bit of everything for everybody. We loved the tourist shops, restaurants, and being on both the bay and lake. We enjoyed watching the huge ships going under the lift bridge while also enjoying the smaller fishing charters going out fishing. The lighthouse is a great photo opportunity and provides an incredible view of Duluth.

1 Thank DuluthBobSue

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