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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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Address: 600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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+1 218-720-5260
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they...

This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.

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This is one of the "Must See" things while in Canal Park. It is very informative about the shipping history on the Great Lakes from days of wooden ships up to the modern thousand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the "Must See" things while in Canal Park. It is very informative about the shipping history on the Great Lakes from days of wooden ships up to the modern thousand footers. And of course there is the Edmund Fitzgerald.....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals simply call this the "Ship Museum". It's absolutely 100% free and is filled with cool things to see and do. Downstairs you can see the inner workings of a Vessel (the proper name for the "ships" that come and go from the Duluth Superior Harbors) and upstairs you can see what the quarters look like as well as... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most Maritime Museums are located off the beaten path, this one is conveniently located in Canal park amongst other worthy attractions to visit. It covers a lot of the maritime history surrounding lake Superior.

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RICE LAKE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much information packed into this building. Make it a part of your visit to the Canal Park District of Duluth. With the best view of arriving and departing ships.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you are in Canal Park make sure you stop in the museum. Very interesting facts about the harbor, great lakes, and shipwrecks. Not a big museum, but tons of information. You could be in in 15 mins or hours.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have walked through this museum several times, always a great reminder of the history of Lake Superior Duluth. Located next to the lift bridge and the lighthouse walking area, it is a nice place to pause when looking at the ships coming in.

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Thank SharleneSmile
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is a museum about Lake Superior and the Army Corps of Engineers. It is located next to the Duluth Shipping Canal and affords a view of the Duluth Lift Bridge, 2 lighthouses, and shipping traffic. The museum has two floors of exhibits about Lake Superior shipping, navigation, geography, and history. We saw artifacts from... More 

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Thank Dennis L
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

You can tell they care about quality and cleanliness in the items they have for all to see. I learned many amazing facts and bits of history about this great area from the many models and maps and interactive displays.

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Thank Jake H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is an incredible educational experience. Whether its learning about the lake or about the rich history of the ships and those that sail the largest fresh water lake in the world, you wont want to miss it.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

You can see one without the other...Canal Park the Visitor Center for some Great Lakes Background...

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