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Thompson Hill Information Center

8525 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55810-2031
+1 218-723-4938
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Gateway to the North Shore

A must before going into Duluth. A great overview-literally. Beautiful scenery that equally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Charles, Minnesota
Some of the oldest rocks on the planet can be seen here

I forced my family to stop here for a few when minutes when visiting Duluth recently. I had learned... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
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“rest stop” (10 reviews)
“rest area” (9 reviews)
8525 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth, MN 55810-2031
+1 218-723-4938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is one of the nicest rest areas I've been to. There are picnic tables all around so you can have a picnic enjoying Lake Superior.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views with an wxcellent observation platform. The identification map is really informative.

Thank BHoffman1717
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The lady was very helpful and gave us maps with complete directions. The view from here is great wether inside or out. There are very nice picnic areas to enjoy also

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have been here many times and if it is your first visit to Duluth you should stop here. The view is amazing and the place is very clean with tons of parking. There is a very lame sculpture here- you can skip that part...More

Thank FamilyDad2013
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Love this out of the way rest area with lots of room for our pet as well. It is also located at the same exit as several hotels, restaurants and gas which is really convenient!

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