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An Iconic Landscape in Duluth

Park on the eastern side of the bridge and then walk across the bridge. The siren will sound when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly S
Woodbury, Minnesota
Awesome bridge!

The lift bridge was such a cool structure! We spent many hours watching ships come and go under it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina H
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
+1 218-788-6430
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Park on the eastern side of the bridge and then walk across the bridge. The siren will sound when it is about to go up for boats to go underneath. Then you can walk around Canal Park as well!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lift bridge was such a cool structure! We spent many hours watching ships come and go under it. It is a must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great kids experience. or the kid in some of us older folks. Bustling area of Duluth. Funky shops, great museum and always the Big Lake. Hopefully you will be there when the bridge rises for a ship. A big or ship or even a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ary2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I get to cross this bridge every day to get to my summer home. I never tire of the inconvenience of waiting for the bridge to go up or down to let ships pass. It reminds me that I am NOT in charge in this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SP_realmeals
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This is the lift bridge that is in Duluth, MN there is a park, and a good museum about Lake Superior. This is where the great lakes ships come into the harbor.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jimbo1948
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

If you are in Duluth, you must visit it’s icon; the aerial lift bridge. Aside from Split Rock Lighthouse, this is probably the most photographed location on the North Shore and draws people from all over the world. Come during shipping season so you can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidlind1
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Like many "locals", I tend to take the lift bridge for granted... however a look into the history and unique attributes of the bridge make me realize how lucky we are to have this right here. Visit in the summer (too cold during the polar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

One of my favorite bridges to visit. Every time I go to Duluth, I have to visit and take several photos of the bridge. Day and night.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jack0451
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

The Ariel Lift Bridge ,in Canal Park in Duluth is not only on the National Historic Landmarks (1973), it is one of the most photographed and recognizable land marks in the city of Duluth. Beginning in 1905 as a transport bridge, meaning vehicles moved over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank william m
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Since this is a bridge, you can park on the MN side or the WI side. Pretty much like Navy Pier Chicago, the city of Duluth developed their side fully for tourism purpose. But if you want free parking and less tourist traps, park your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 May 2018|
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Vista cruises
21 May 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
There are boat tours of the harbor and lake-we've taken the Vista Fleet tours and found them interesting. You can fish from shore along the lake or harbor. Brighton Beach at the north end of town is great for picnics... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!