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Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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Address: 506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
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+1 800-423-1273
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Super cool!

This is one of those super cool things you don't get to see or do very often in life! Here you can actually go inside real trains to see what they look like and how they work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those super cool things you don't get to see or do very often in life! Here you can actually go inside real trains to see what they look like and how they work! This is great for kids of all ages! I can't wait to return!

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Thank Bill S
Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though not a train geek or mechanically-inclined, or interested in becoming either, I love the great poetic symbolism and real economic power and history of the railroad. as well as the pre-small-house-boom mastery of scaled down spaces and conveniences. Dining cars are cool; conductors are cool; the whistle and vibration you can feel rushing by or hear faraway are cool.... More 

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midwest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last came here to see the Lincoln railroad car exhibition. Fascinating history and portrayal. The running stock is well-maintained, and the model railroad is even an attraction for adults. My favorite was the Mallet, an enormous locomotive that has operating wheels.

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Union Depot is now a center for art and culture in addition to having the historic trains. The Ojibway gallery is particularly well done and there is a super heroes display on main floor. I particularly liked the replica of President Lincoln's funeral car. I believe it is at the depot for a little while longer and well worth... More 

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crystal
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Walk through real railroad cars, visit the little shops, take the train ride, and look at the historical pictures. Don't Miss the picture of the Engine plowing through snow higher than the engine. Brrrrrrrrrrr. Don't miss the dining cars which contain place settings of restaurant china commissioned for the railroads including Shenango.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want to learn more about trains, this is the place. Interesting displays and knowledgeable volunteers make this a worthwhile place to visit

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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of my grandson's favorite places to go in Duluth. He is twelve now, and we have been going to the Museum 1-2 times a year since he was three. There is so much to see and do for all age levels, including adults.

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Thank kittann
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

My five grandsons were out of school, so I renewed my membership to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. It allows me free access to the Duluth Depot's various museums for a year - with up to 5 guests. My grandsons and I went to lunch and a trip to the Duluth Depot to visit the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. The... More 

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Thank Dennis L
Thompson nd.
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I love all old train locomotives they have in here but I also love all the tools from the old days boy i worked on the rail and boy the tools we have now sure make it easy i would say take the kids they will a blast

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Saint Paul
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was about my 5th trip to the museum. Attended the commissioning of the Soo Line 320 locomotive. The variety of equipment and historical memorabilia is extensive and very educational. You also have easy access to railroad tours/rides in the summer months. HIGHLY recommended.

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