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Great place for ship watching

Great area to just sit and watch the waves, or watch ships entering and leaving the harbor. Since... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PinkSusan
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Edina, Minnesota
via mobile
;Iconic place

Always the gulls squawking, the boats tooting and lift bridge answering, happy children chasing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tonnatraveler
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minnesota
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Watch seagulls soaring while you stroll around this popular spot, part of the revived Duluth waterfront. Nearby are a sculpture garden, jazz clubs, coffee shops, motels and restaurants. If you like ships, stand on the pier and watch huge boats and ships, some from around the world, come and go daily.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shops” (12 reviews)
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Duluth, MN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great area to just sit and watch the waves, or watch ships entering and leaving the harbor. Since the canal is relatively narrow, one gets a great, up close view of the ships coming and going. Easy path for walking.

Thank PinkSusan
Reviewed yesterday

Always the gulls squawking, the boats tooting and lift bridge answering, happy children chasing around - canal park is an unique and special place. Must pay for parking.

Thank Tonnatraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course we stayed at a hotel in Canal Park so we could walk everywhere! Great bars, restaurants, shopping, and tours.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I spent the better part of three days in the Canal Park area! Many places to eat! Many places to drink! Watch the cargo ships go through the canal and pass under the lift bridge. Rent a bike and ride the trails....More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is still late summer and it was a really cold and wet walk. Many things to see, but weather limited our visit.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strolled the walkway to the lighthouse. Enjoyed watching the boats coming in! Great photos! Right now beautiful weather!

Thank cooley25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Canal Park is one of our favorite places to visit anytime we come to Duluth! All of the unique shops and restaurants can make for a day filled with fun.

Thank kinnymarie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice area to tour with lots of shops and restaurants. Nice area along the lake to just wall around and take in the sites. Would recommend for anyone looking for an area that has a variety of things to see or places to stop.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a little trouble finding a place to park, but the effort was well worth it. Easy to walk, you can also rent multi-seat bikes to cover even more area, or if you're traveling with small children or others that have difficulty walking. The view...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to park for free, park in the neighborhood just West of the down town. The walk down the hill to the canal Park area. There is plenty to see and do. I enjoyed the shops and walking.

Thank Kirsten P
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Connie D
4 April 2017|
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Response from Hemlockheights | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that Tall Ships Duluth is an event held every year, it seems that it is every 2-3 years on the Great Lakes. Duluth was 2013, and 2016.
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hi g
16 December 2016|
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Response from deblight54 | Reviewed this property |
As GoldenMom said, the Neptune statue is no longer there, but there are many statues on canal park. Most are located right along Canal Park Drive. One is the Fountain of the Wind, on the corner of Canal Park Drive and... More
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