Explore Duluth

Trying to fill up your days in Duluth with activities for the whole family? Check out some of the great attractions that many flock to year after year! You can find out more of what Duluth has to offer at VisitDuluth.com

10 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Canal Park is Duluth’s playground and proud home to Bayfront Festival Park and Bentleyville!  Top off your Bentleyville experience by exploring Canal Park for great dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The holiday season is a great time to enjoy unique specials and hot deals, found only in Canal Park.  There’s no place like it.  Visit CanalPark.com for all things Canal Park, all the time!

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Edge, The (Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark)
2400 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812

(218) 728-3601

Imagine a Polynesian indoor waterpark that is 30,000-square-feet of pure, water-soaked fun! That’s exactly what visitors will find at “The Edge” in Duluth, Minnesota. The Edge takes guests far away to a tropical island–with an exploding volcano and Polynesian-themed water adventures all around. Eat, drink and relax at Tiki Tom’s Oasis & Grill. Hours of tropical entertainment for the kids in our 2,000-square-foot arcade. Two four-story slides will take guests on thrilling rides that end in our splash pool. The Edge also features a large interactive children’s wet and wild play area. For more information, log onto www.duluthwaterpark.com or call for reservations. Slide into the fun and book your reservations now!

Winter Hours: Mon-Thurs/ 8 am-12 pm, 4 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sun/ 8 am-10 pm

Summer Hours: 8 am-10 pm daily.
Hours subject to change.

Admission is complimentary with guest room. Fully accessible.

Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show
December 8-10, 2017
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center


The 5th Annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show presented by Eskimo is what families and fishermen are talking about.  Come and check out the newest winter sports gear and equipment as well as holiday gifts at unbelievable show prices.  While at the show fish for FREE at the Frozen Basin for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and certificates.  Step inside a life sized Snow Globe and take home a FREE color photo. Bring the kids to feed Live Animals.  Enjoy holiday grilling presentations from Mad Dog and Merrill and don’t forget to bring your questions to the all “NEW” Ice Box and get answers from the pros. Don’t Miss this exciting once a year event.

Show Hours
Friday,  December 8th            12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 9th        10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 10th        10:00 am – 4:00 pm

**Kids 12 & Under Free

Zero Hour: Escape Room
5 West 1st Street, Suite #103
Duluth, MN 55802



Zero Hour creates one of a kind, real life escape game experiences in the heart of downtown Duluth.  Choose an adventure of your choice, pitting your mind against one of our three challenging rooms:

  • “Prison Break” – Escape from the city jail with your fellow inmates
  • “The Wheelhouse” – Find a way to get off of a sinking Lake Superior cargo vessel
  • “Hangover, Duluth” – Put the pieces together from last night’s forgotten escapades

Zero Hour has something for everyone.  Join us for a unique experience you and your family, friends, or co-workers won’t soon forget!  Do you have what it takes to escape?

Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804

(218) 726-8910
(888) 454-GLEN

Get Wowed

Historic Glensheen offers grand opulence and regional history at its 39-room mansion located on our seven-acre, lakeside estate. With its intact 1908 collection and lively tour incorporating family stories, no wonder it’s been voted Duluth’s #1 attraction and #1 museum by readers of Duluth/Superior Magazine.

In addition, Glensheen offers Self-Guided Christmas Tours. A Glensheen Christmas is your Christmas by day holiday activity in Duluth, MN right at the start of the North Shore. Explore a 39-room mansion decked out for the holidays with 25 Christmas trees, a free Christmas cookie sample and free hot cocoa or coffee on our Self-Guided Christmas Tour. Offered November 27th – January 3rd on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Tickets $15, Children 12 & under free with paid adult.

Open year-round; call or visit the Web site for days and hours.

The Duluth Experience Tour Company
211 E. 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55805

History Tours! Adventure Tours! Brewery Tours! We’re a different kind of tour company. In fact, the word “tour” doesn’t quite cut it. We create experiences founded on one simple principle: Duluth is an amazing town with a lot to offer. If you’re looking to connect with the local craft beer scene, learn about Duluth’s rich history, and experience the epic outdoor adventures that make Duluth the #1 outdoor recreation town in the nation…. then welcome to The Duluth Experience!

Open year-round. Visit www.TheDuluthExperience.com/tour-schedule to see available tours.

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Fond-du-Luth Casino
129 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-0280
(800) 873-0280

There’s always something for everyone amid the excitement and glamour of Fond-du-Luth Casino conveniently located in downtown Duluth. We have over 750 of your favorite video slot machines ranging from penny, two cent, nickel, quarter and dollar with all slot machines ticket in/ticket out. We also have Blackjack tables with betting limits from $3-$1,000. Membership is FREE—sign up today. Fond-du-Luth Casino also offers concessions with a full-service lounge and all your favorite beverages. All customers must be at least 18 years of age to game. Open 24 hours every day.

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Adventure Zone
329 Lake Avenue South
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 740-4000

There is something for everyone at the Adventure Zone of Canal Park! The Northland’s newest family attraction boasts over 50,000 square feet of fun featuring Laser Tag, Batting Cages, mini golf, the largest video/redemption arcade in the area, Vertical Endeavor’s rock climbing walls, a kid’s playground, an 18’ inflatable fire truck slide and more! Make us your party headquarters!

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Lake Superior Railroad Museum
The Depot, downtown Duluth
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 733-7590; (218) 727-8025 ext. 503 (programs/tours)

Climb up in the cab of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives and take the throttle of the huge Yellowstone Class Mallet. Experience what the trainmen saw, sitting high in the cupola of a wooden caboose, and learn why they called the last car on a train “the crummy.” Imagine what dining on the rails was like as you marvel at one-of-a-kind dining car china and table settings displayed in a restored, turn-of-the-century coach. The history of railroading in Minnesota starts with the state’s first steam locomotive, the William A. Crooks, shown on Track Seven. From steam-powered rotary snow removal equipment to a FREE trolley ride, there’s something for everyone at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Plan to spend several hours here and bring your camera!

Summer Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day 9:30am-6pm daily
Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/10am-5pm and Sun/1pm-5pm.

Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

Call for group rates and special accessibility information. Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

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Duluth Children’s Museum
115 South 29th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55806

(218) 733-7543

The Duluth Children’s Museum has educated and inspired children for over 80 years. We realize that play is essential to our positive mental, physical, social and emotional development. Play is so important to child development that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has determined that play is a basic right of every child. From a dinosaur dig to balls and ramps, our creative and interactive exhibits and programs are designed to spark children’s curiosity through play, learning and discovery. The Duluth Children’s Museum educates children in the fields of science, technology, math and science developing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

SUMMER HOURS: (May 3 thru Labor Day)
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-5573 General Information
(218) 727-4344 Ticket Information
(800) 628-8385 Meeting Information

Duluth is the perfect green city to combine business with pleasure. The DECC provides the ideal setting for meetings and conventions. It is within walking distance to over 1,600 hotel rooms, unique shops and tempting restaurants. Panoramic views of the Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior is the backdrop for our 250,000-sq.-ft. facility. We boast the second largest ballroom in the state with two convention centers. We feature our own internal Catering and Exposition Services Department to make planning your event a breeze. Ample parking with a new ramp makes it easy and accessible to downtown and for event parking at the DECC and the William A. Irvin.

Duluth Playhouse, The
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 733-7555
Fax: (218) 733-7554

The Duluth Playhouse brings the finest in entertainment and theatre arts to Minnesota’s Northeast Region. Featuring local and professional artists, the Playhouse hosts a year-round season of live theatre. The Play Ground, our satellite theatre, is an alternative performing arts venue offering engaging, though-provoking programming in all disciplines-theatre, dance, music, poetry, art, film and the spoken word. And our newest addition, the Conservatory for the Performing Arts, provides innovative performing arts education for children and adults in acting, music & dance year round. Between the Playhouse, Children’s Theatre, Play Ground Theatre and the Conservatory for the Performing Arts there are endless opportunities for everyone.

Designated accessible parking or off-street parking, accessible entrance, accessible restrooms.

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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad
7100 Grand Avenue (across from the Lake Superior Zoo, behind the Little Store)
Duluth, MN 55816


Join the fun of traveling the first railroad route into Duluth, a 6 mile historic train journey following the beautiful St. Louis River Corridor in West Duluth. The one hour, forty minute ride is filled with history, wildlife and incredible scenery. This ride is the closest view of the river without getting wet! Check out the two vintage 100 year old passenger coaches and the 1946 switch engine. Step outside to the outdoor Safari Car and experience nature at its best! Wander through the cars freely.

See views of Duluth that only can be seen by the train with unobstructed views of the lush forest and panoramic views overlooking Wisconsin. See islands that can only be seen by rail road or water. Travel along the 12,000 acre freshwater estuary that has some of the best walleye, muskie and bass fishing in the state.

Enjoy watching the yellow switch engine as it uncouples from the west-bound train and circles over to the opposite end to couple back up to the train to head east to the Ticket Office. Take an engine tour before the ride, meet the crew – Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Narrator, and Car Host- and take lots of photos along the way. This ride is a one of a kind, unique rail road experience!

Depart from the LS&M parking lot in West Duluth, just across Grand Avenue from the Lake Superior Zoo. Please arrive about 20 minutes prior to departure to purchase tickets and board the train. Allow time to tour the engine, if available. Check out the web-site at www.lsmrr.org & Facebook Page or call 218-624-7549 for more information.

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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
(US Army Corps of Engineers)
600 South Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 720-5260 Boatwatchers Hotline, 24 hours in season (218) 722-6489

Film shows, model ships and exhibits featuring commercial shipping activities on Lake Superior and in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. At Canal Park, you are within yards of giant lake carriers and foreign ships as they pass under the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge. While you are there, sit back and enjoy the beautiful gulls and walk along the canal’s piers to its lighthouses. New exhibits on lighthouses and vessel traffic opened with assistance from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association which operates a small gift shop. Open year-round. No admission. Programs always free. Groups must register in advance. It’s the boat watcher’s paradise. Come and enjoy it.

Spring (mid-March thru May): 10am-4:30pm daily; Fri. and Sat. closing at 6pm

Summer (June thru mid-Oct): 10am-9pm daily

Fall (mid-Oct thru mid-Dec): 10am-4:30pm daily

Winter (mid-Dec thru mid-March): 10am-4:30pm Fri, Sat, and Sun.

Free admission. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp. Restrooms are accessible.

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Lake Superior Zoo
(72nd Avenue West & Grand Avenue)
7210 Fremont Street
Duluth, MN 55807

(218) 730-4500

Duluth’s Wild Side!
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Duluth, MN, you’ve come to the right place. Located just 10 minutes from downtown/Canal Park, the Lake Superior Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience for animal lovers of all ages. The zoo is home to numerous endangered and threatened animals such as snow leopard, Amur tiger, swamp monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, Pallas’ cats, Angolan colobus, and more. Be sure to check out the daily animal enrichment schedule, designed to excite both animals and visitors alike. Explore the zoo’s beautiful 16 acre park, located at the base of Spirit Mountain and on the banks of Kingsbury Creek. Enjoy waterfalls, bridges, wildlife, hiking trails and more. The zoo’s other amenities include the Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop featuring souvenirs, Trouble’s a Brewin’ coffee and fair trade gift items from around the world, the Zoo Train (seasonal), stroller and wagon rentals, free parking, the Safari (seasonal), special tours, group discounts, and private and after-hours rentals. Visit www.LSZooDuluth.org for a complete list of offerings, upcoming special events, and today’s schedule. Open year-round, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

(June-September) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(October-May) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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North Shore Scenic Railroad
The Depot, downtown Duluth
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-1273
(800) 423-1273

A conductor checks your ticket and calls out “All Aboard!” Three short blasts of the whistle and your adventure begins. As the train pulls out of the historic Union Depot in downtown Duluth, your narrator explains the history of our region and the role that railroads played in its development. Two lines of steel lead the train through the city, Canal Park, along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic Northwoods. Riding in vintage open and air-conditioned coaches, you’ll cross over North Shore rivers that splash and tumble towards Lake Superior. Riding the train is great fun! Excursions run seven days a week during the summer, weekends in the spring and fall. Take the 1 1/2-hour Lester River Trip, a six-hour excursion to Two Harbors or the popular family “Pizza Train.” There are “Elegant Dinner Trains,” “Murder Mystery Trains,” “The Grandma’s Marathon Special” and others. Call for group rates and special charters. Trains depart from behind the Depot, May-Oct. Call for accessibility information. Combo tickets earn a generous discount to visit the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot, which includes three museums, including the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and two art galleries.

NEW−Steam Train weekends in September and October. Call for reservations.

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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-7876
(218) 727-0022

The William A. Irvin was the proud flagship of the U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet. The Irvin provided elegance and comfort to the dignitaries and guests it carried. From the millions of tons of iron ore loaded, to its magnificently appointed wood-paneled staterooms and fine dining, the Irvin was the pride of the fleet.

Open daily May-October, guided tours only.

Call for admission rates. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more by calling (218) 623-1236. Located in the Minnesota Slip in the heart of Canal Park just across from the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

Kids 10 and under get in FREE with paid adult!

Check out www.duluthhauntedship.com for information on the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship!

Spirit Mountain Recreation Area
9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, 55810

(218) 628-2891
(800) 642-6377

Some of the best skiing this side of the Rockies! With over 175 skiable acres on 22 runs, the biggest Terrain Park in the Midwest, 22km of cross-country ski trails, and the best snowmaking and grooming equipment available, Spirit Mountain is designed to please everyone. With a brand NEW Spirit Express II chairlift, and a NEW base chalet in 2013, the on-slope experience has never been better! And for those in your party who don’t ski, we have several winter activities available at our Adventure Park, including snow tubing. Spirit Mountain also offers a variety of family and group rates, as well as incredible lift ticket and lodging packages. For more information, call (800) 642-6377 or (218) 628-2891.

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St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, The Depot
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 727-8025
(888) 733-5833

Today, heritage steam locomotives and their antique, gilded, wooden coaches wait trackside in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, home of the Midwest’s largest indoor train collection. (See Lake Superior Railroad Museum and North Shore Scenic Railroad.) Also, walk the streets of Depot Square, a realistic, life-size depiction of downtown Duluth at the turn of the century. One low-priced admission ticket lets you enjoy the railroad museum plus the St. Louis Historical Society’s exhibits featuring regional history, and the Duluth Art Institute’s two galleries. The Depot is also home to the Duluth Playhouse Theater and three other area performing arts organizations including the Minnesota Ballet, Matinee Musicale and Arrowhead Chorale. Two unique museum stores offer rare items relating to the building’s past and current use.

Summer Hours: Memorial Day- Labor Day/9:30am-6pm daily.

Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/ 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm

Call for group rates, guided tours, and special exhibit information.

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Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

(218) 726-8222
(218) 726-7832

Collecting and interpreting art from around the world and developing exhibitions and programs for education in the arts.

With a permanent collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and periods of art history, the Tweed Museum of Art is a major cultural and educational resource for the community on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Tweed Museum of Art aims to inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds who will find images, art objects, and educational programs that foster an understanding and an appreciation of art. The Museum Store offers handcrafted and unique art merchandise.

Tues/9am-8pm; Wed-Fri/9am-4:30pm; Sat & Sun/1-5pm; closed Mondays and University holidays.

Free and open to the public. UMD is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Barrier free.

Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing Facility
329 South Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 279-9980

Our facility beckons visitors with the giant VE logo on our front wall. Once inside, the center point is a giant lighthouse which truly gives it a North Shore feel. Vertical Endeavors features climbing surfaces reaching heights of up to 42 feet. A large bouldering cave rounds out what is one of the Midwest’s most impressive indoor climbing facilities. Vertical Endeavors is a full service climbing facility offering indoor and outdoor lessons, kids programs–including birthday parties, scout troops, church youth groups, day camps and many others. Our experiential and teambuilding programs are perfect for sports teams, corporate and non-profit groups. A complete pro-shop makes fulfilling all of your climbing needs affordable and convenient. Special discounts are available for members. Stay tuned to VerticalEndeavors.com for details on all of the ongoing programs and upcoming events. *A Liability Waiver must be filled out completely by each climber or climber’s parent or court appointed legal guardian prior to participation.

BONUS: One day pass at our gym allows you to come and go throughout the day, at any time during our hours of operation. This means you can enjoy lunch in Canal Park or take a break at the hotel and still come back and climb!

Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Vista Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises
Waterfront side of the (DECC) Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
323 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-6218
(877) 883-4002

No trip to Duluth is complete without experiencing the majestic beauty of Lake Superior aboard the Vista Fleet! Choose Your Cruise; from our sensational sunset dinner cruises catered by Savories Catering, exciting narrated sightseeing tours, relaxing cocktail cruises, and delightful ice cream and pizza cruises with entertainment for the whole family. Experience the wonders of Lake Superior as we cruise next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels to take in the activities of the Twin Ports harbor. See lighthouses, ships, beautiful waters and more during your narrated tour aboard the Vista Fleet. Daily May-October. Call for individual and group rates and schedule information. Wheelchair accessible on the 1st deck only.

Please call or visit our website for the current cruise schedule and specials! Schedule varies throughout our season and is subject to change and cancellations.