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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

Grand Avenue (Highway 23), PO Box 16211, Duluth, MN 55816
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Ranked #25 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Railroads
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Marshall, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The price was very reasonable. The volunteer staff was amazingly knowledgeable, warm, friendly and welcoming. The scenery was beautiful. It was cool to experience the history of being in 100 year old train cars.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a hidden jem!! The staff is beyond friendly, the ride is just the right length, and the scenery is awesome! Great trip!

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I want to give out 5-stars, but I do these reviews to be honest. The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad tour runs 1 hour and 40 minutes, on Saturdays and Sundays. Departure times are 10:30 a.m.and 1:30 p.m. The train travels past a couple lakes and the St. Louis River. About half-way through the ride, they unhook the engine, (you... More

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London, England
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330 reviews 330 reviews
163 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I waited for the train but it didn't appear. I found out, by chance, that the railway was suspended due to flood problems. I accept that this can happen, but a sign on the ticket office should have been displayed to this effect. Very disappointed

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The trains are reasonably priced and comfortable. A 90 minute trip was just right - fun to see and learn more about the city. Kids will adore taking a "real" train ride!

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duluth, mn
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The scenery is awesome! River views are incredible, lots of wildlife, they tell the history of the riverfront. I recommend this to all people coming to Duluth - locals too!

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Duluth, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

It's definatly not high speed rail, but the leisure pace and the river Scenery made for a relaxing ride.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We rode in an open car on a beautiful sunny day. The train runs only on Sat and Sun mid June thru Mid October so times to ride are limited. Train departs at 10:30 and 1:30. It is a great ride however. The whole operation is run by volunteers. One of the guys took the young kids into the locomotive... More

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Jordan, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

We rode on the Sunday 10:30 am train ride. We used a Buy One Get One Free admission coupon, and kids 3 and under are free. The train is amazing...and very authentic looking. This was more of an "Experience" to me than just a scenic train ride. This is an all volunteer historic attraction, and while this is visually evident... More

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kansas city
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2006

This was right by our campground at Indian Point. An ex DMIR Pullman coach and a flatcar converted to outdoor seating with a fence and rails pulled by a small switcher. On this particular saturday they let my wife and I take our two Siberian Husky dogs on flatcar, it may be dog friendly. Before departure they took my nephew... More

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