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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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A gem if your down near the harbor and its free

This is somewhat of a hidden gem for those wanting to know a bit more about the lake and the ships... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C. B
Learn about Duluth's Maritime History.

A Must-see in Canal Park. It's free and you can learn about Duluth's history, sunken ships and iron... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cemuni
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“free museum” (39 reviews)
“lift bridge” (81 reviews)
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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+1 218-720-5260
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"free museum"
in 39 reviews
"lift bridge"
in 81 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 13 reviews
"edmund fitzgerald"
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"shipping industry"
in 23 reviews
"shipping history"
in 12 reviews
"army corps of engineers"
in 16 reviews
"wonderful museum"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
in 12 reviews
"lake superior"
in 37 reviews
"all ages"
in 30 reviews
"history buff"
in 6 reviews
"great information"
in 10 reviews
"ships coming"
in 12 reviews
"interesting place"
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"ship schedule"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is somewhat of a hidden gem for those wanting to know a bit more about the lake and the ships which made/became part of the history of the lake. Take the time to wander through the entire facility. They also post when ships are...More

Thank C. B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Must-see in Canal Park. It's free and you can learn about Duluth's history, sunken ships and iron ore.

Thank Cemuni
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in to visit this center while visiting the harbor area. There were a lot of interesting exhibits and some hands on activities. There were some videos about the forming of the Great Lakes and how ore boats are loaded. The...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This museum is a great and informative museum for free. That's right, it is a free museum. It has great views of the Ariel bridge and has a lot of great information of the shipping industry of Duluth.

1  Thank Sara W
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This place has a little bit of everything for everybody. We all enjoyed it and best of all it is FREE !!!

Thank alan e
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum is free and a nice piece of history. The whole family enjoyed it and learned some history. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum more than we thought and stayed for a long time. The recovered shipwreck items were especially interesting. There were lots of interactive displays as well.

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

We've always enjoyed stopping in this Museum when we were on Canal Park. It's not too big but it's nice and informative. The view of the lake from the museum is beautiful and I think all ages would enjoy this stop.

Thank Theresa P
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This museum was surprisingly interesting and larger than it seemed. It has fun exhibits about shipping, geology, and Great Lakes history. The information is good for kids and adults.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

4 of us adults took in the Museum this fall after visiting Split Rock Lighthouse ( another great place on the North Shore). It had more things to see than any of us had foreseen. We learned about the geology and the great history of...More

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jojo192017
May 23, 2017|
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Response from hambel60 | Reviewed this property |
Free
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brownsugar600
January 23, 2016|
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Response from Kristin D | Reviewed this property |
The ships come in sometimes multiple times in one day, sometimes not at all. The ships going in/out vary day to day. The paper and the center have the ship times postduring for each day.
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