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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Nice walkthrough, however seen one seen them all.

I grew up in the area and have seen a couple of lakers. If you have not toured one before this may... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
John T
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great museum

We enjoyed touring this boat and learning all the history. It was well worth our time and even the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Amy B
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine room” (30 reviews)
“steep stairs” (29 reviews)
“haunted ship” (23 reviews)
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350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
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+1 218-722-7876
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I grew up in the area and have seen a couple of lakers. If you have not toured one before this may be special. However if you have walked through one before it all looks the same.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed touring this boat and learning all the history. It was well worth our time and even the kids enjoyed it. They also do a haunted ship in the fall which had long lines of adventurous people.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We went to this ship when they first opened and our experiences were great. She was actually freaked out. The actor did a very good job of scaring people. The decoration also looks great.

Thank Trung N
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Have been on this tour before but took the kids on the Halloween /scary ship and they had a blast. Great decorations, scary actors, and a great effort of decorating this historical ship. A must visit in Oct. for families.

1  Thank Todd P
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Loved the tour and historical information of the ship and area ore industry. Guide was knowledgeable and humorous at the same time.Would recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

what an experience. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult.How cool it was to see what the inside of the huge boats look like. Loved this and I am a local!

Thank Missie S
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

It was an interesting one time thing. I wouldn't do it again but it was ok to experience once. The actors do a good job. They get close to you but do not touch you.

Thank MomStewart
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What fun! We happened to be in Duluth on opening night, and boy am I glad we decided to check it out! You could tell there was a great deal of time and effort put into this event. It was soo much fun! There were...More

Thank Ellamere
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a fun place to visit as it give you an instant feel for what a lake boat looks like on the inside. I was impressed at how fast the boat could be unloaded and reloaded again.

Thank Karl E
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was one of my to do visits for Duluth. Imagine our surprise when we showed up in the gift store on the ship and were told that they hade just closed for the season the previous Sunday! So plan ahead and show up before...More

2  Thank John A
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angelanita55
16 October 2017|
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Response from Matthew D | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults. I don’t recall the cost for kids. They do a military discount if you have an ID card. Also, it’s $5 to park in the parking lot right across the street. There are other options for parking though if you don’t... More
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Mothermo
20 September 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
no strollers, .small stairwells and to many steps to go up and down would not recommend stroller of any kind
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