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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Wait for the ship passing by

The Aerial Lift Bridge is the landmark of Duluth, located in Canal Park. The bridge connects Duluth... read more

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Like H
A trip with Family

We only stopped by to eat a sandwich, there is alighthouse next to this bridge, and another couple... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lift bridge” (249 reviews)
“big ships” (56 reviews)
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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed yesterday

The Aerial Lift Bridge is the landmark of Duluth, located in Canal Park. The bridge connects Duluth to Park Point, which is a small peninsula. The Bridge is the only outlet for the residents in Park Point to get to the city. The bridge will...More

Thank Like H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We only stopped by to eat a sandwich, there is alighthouse next to this bridge, and another couple of lighthouses further along the pier, i thought it looked really lovely

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Fun sight to see in the Canal Park area of Duluth. You can actually see it in action when a big ship comes through.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a day in Duluth and were near the harbor the whole day. The Aerial Lift Bridge is a must to see if you are near the harbor. We saw the bridge go up three times for ships/boats of various size....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is amazing to watch the bridge in action as the large ships go under. Had to drive across as well, can't skip that when you are in the area.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We saw the bridge as we drove in to town. My kid couldn’t wait to see it. We drove over and back and she was super excited. She then pointed to it the remainder of the trip and watched a YouTube video of it lifting....More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Cool iconic lift bridge of Duluth. It’s very neat to watch the large ships approach and pass through the bridge.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We always enjoy a walk on the pier and sometimes get lucky enough to catch a ship coming thru. Even better when summer rolls around!

Thank steve h
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Excellent marine museum here, family oriented. The whole area is for families and tourists. Restaurants, nearby shops,hotels, and lake walk is wonderful. Lots of parking , but have to pay for it. Largest tourist area! Lots of activities in area too.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit, lots of places to eat and stay beautiful scenery of lake Superior and the city.of Superior is just across the bay.

Thank Nick M
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saraab15
21 May 2018|
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Response from Clean56 | Reviewed this property |
Vista cruises
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saraab15
21 May 2018|
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Response from Nick M | Reviewed this property |
They have the Vista Fleet for the harbor cruises. Tours of individual ships thely have on special occasions. There are fishing piers in the area and shore fishing, also there is charter fishing in season.
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WallyNancy
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!
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