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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Learn about shipping and the Duluth harbor

This is a free museum and a perfect place to sit for a few minutes and watch a movie about shipping... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Maritime History Lovers Rejoice

This tiny museum holds a lot of history. From details and artifacts from disasters over 100 years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edina, Minnesota
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
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600 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-788-6430
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free museum and a perfect place to sit for a few minutes and watch a movie about shipping or take in some exhibits. There are good restrooms inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SP_realmeals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny museum holds a lot of history. From details and artifacts from disasters over 100 years ago to artifacts from the Edmund Fitzgerald, it's a great place to hang out and see pieces of our past, and learn about Duluth's shipping history. The building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PinkSusan
Reviewed 17 January 2019

They have the "big ship" schedules. They are located right there by the lift-bridge. If you time it right, you can watch the bridge to up to let a ship through. Fun little museum and gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelerH9884NN
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

A cool place to visit. They have models of the different ships and maps of the lakes. Some of the maps are cool they show the just how deep the lakes are. They also show how different pars of the ships look. The sleeping area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 622sarac622
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Nice museum of great lakes history and shipping information. They can tell you what ships are scheduled to come to or from the harbor, what they are carrying, etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HemlockHill12
Reviewed 11 November 2018

great place to stop and visit while you are on your Duluth adventure. nice people, always happy to answer questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelGavin
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Very interesting displays of old ship motors and maritime related paraphernalia, facts and figures. Plus, it is warm in there when it is cold outside. Usual government building hours. Pay parking nearby at Canal Park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a great museum, and a must if you visit Duluth. There are three floors of displays. The movie at the beginning is very interesting. The top floor has a display about the big freighters and you can get a schedule of departing and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Both adults and young children can get enjoyment out of this free museum in Duluth's Cana Park. There are plenty of informational displays for adults to learn about the history of shipping in Duluth, on Lake Superior, and on the St. Lawrence Seaway. An old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gracerk
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Could spend hours in here. Displays are very informative. Arrived an hour before opening. Walked the pier and in doing so, noticed an abandoned suitcase near a walkway bench. Thought it was rather suspicious. Reported same to one of the ladies on duty. Thought she...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Kristin D | Reviewed this property |
The ships come in sometimes multiple times in one day, sometimes not at all. The ships going in/out vary day to day. The paper and the center have the ship times postduring for each day.