We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thompson Hill Information Center

8525 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55810-2031
+1 218-723-4938
Review Highlights
Amazing view of the twin ports of Duluth and Superior!

If you see the sign from the highway, take the exit, and stop. It's worth your time to strech your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bloomington, Minnesota
Lots of information available, fantastic views of Lake Superior

Always a good place to see the view of Duluth and Lake Superior. Great access for lots of travel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol-Ann B
Duluth, Minnesota
Read all 110 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rest stop” (10 reviews)
“rest area” (9 reviews)
8525 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55810-2031
+1 218-723-4938
Write a Review
Reviews (110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you see the sign from the highway, take the exit, and stop. It's worth your time to strech your legs, and enjoy the panoramic view of the twin ports. The rest area is kept clean, and the sculptures on the property are a good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good place to see the view of Duluth and Lake Superior. Great access for lots of travel information.

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to find off of I-35, The parking lot is huge, even campers and motorhomes would easily find ample parking. The shelter area is very clean, and filled with a wide assortment of travel brochures, maps, and just about anything related to Minnesota travel....More

Thank William B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great rest stop and place to get your first great view of Duluth. You can find all the tourist info you might need for your visit to Duluth!

Thank Nanalee3
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was the perfect place to turn off before going down into Duluth. We got some great photographs, some great panoramas to see.

Thank iinadia
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A must before going into Duluth. A great overview-literally. Beautiful scenery that equally importantly shows Duluths industry as well

Thank LaDonna01
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I forced my family to stop here for a few when minutes when visiting Duluth recently. I had learned from a local geology book that the exposed rock at the back of the parking area is some of the oldest exposed rock on Earth. How...More

Thank Mdp1960
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I love driving up Thompson Hill. I believe I made the drive at least 125 times in the last year. I use to drive my Hybrid up the hill, but then it started to get harder as it got older. Now, I'll usually drive up...More

Thank bobmiller3000
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I find the drive up Thompson Hill to be quite easy....relaxing, if you will. I can't say the same for all drivers. Some struggle with the drive, I think it's part mental, but probably has to do with age and strength as well. One time...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Driving Thompson hill can be challenging!  Imagine the embarrassment of watching those around you easily drive to the top, when sometimes you just can’t do it.  You may come close, but find yourself trickling back down to the bottom.  You may not be able to...More

Thank Douglas B
Nearby Restaurants
Black Woods
230 reviews
1.26 km away
65 reviews
3.19 km away
Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant
141 reviews
3.23 km away
Sunshine Cafe
30 reviews
2.98 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skyline Parkway
183 reviews
3.55 km away
Spirit Mountain
290 reviews
1.48 km away
Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society
186 reviews
1.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Thompson Hill Information Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines