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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Stop in after watching the bridge lift...

This museum was surprisingly interesting and larger than it seemed. It has fun exhibits about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Want to take the grandkids next summer

4 of us adults took in the Museum this fall after visiting Split Rock Lighthouse ( another great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“free museum” (38 reviews)
“lift bridge” (81 reviews)
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was surprisingly interesting and larger than it seemed. It has fun exhibits about shipping, geology, and Great Lakes history. The information is good for kids and adults.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us adults took in the Museum this fall after visiting Split Rock Lighthouse ( another great place on the North Shore). It had more things to see than any of us had foreseen. We learned about the geology and the great history of...More

Thank stpaulpaul
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you are in Duluth for Lake Superior you must stop here. I have come here since I was a kid & went with my 12 yr old & enjoyed it like when I was a kid. Learn so much about the lake & shipping.

Thank mnmoose5
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is not a large museum but filled with facts and exhibits about the shipping on the great lakes. It is free so the price is right. A welcome quiet retreat from the tourist area it is in.

Thank jimandbevh
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great visitors center with a combination museum. The exhibits had great information on the history of the canal, bridge, area, etc. It was well worth the visit and they had a very nice gift shop. I would start your Canal Place visit here first.

Thank Windsurferguy01
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place presents is a quality depiction of history, without flashing lights and screens and the wow factor. The events reviewed and depicted are WOW enough. It's simply-presented information and lots of photos of the old ships, especially the Edmund Fitzgerald. You really get the...More

Thank KateShrewsbury
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to get some information about local attractions. The woman working was beyond helpful. Gave great suggestions and showed us prices, helped plan out our next day in the area. The museum was also interesting. Could have spent much more time there.

Thank Katelyn B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We always enjoy Canal Park with the maritime Visitor Center/Museum, lighthouse and Lift Bridge. The Visitor Center is free to the public and has so many wonderful displays for the whole family! We unfortunately did not get to see a ship come in this visit...More

Thank FrannieM7
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. Did the lighthouse, took the iconic pics by it, then hit the ship museum. Kids were actually interested in the shipwreck. Glad we did it.

Thank MATT H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This visitor center is worth taking in. It will give the schedule of any ships arriving and gives some great history. Stop here before walking out to the lighthouse or walking over the bridge.

Thank NormaRae03
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I do not know. But, I do know that both Duluth, and the Museum are great to visit any time of year, whether any ships are coming in, or not. I was very surprised at how much I liked this city, and I was equally pleased... More