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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

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Address: Grand Avenue (Highway 23), PO Box 16211, Duluth, MN 55816
Phone Number: 218-624-7549
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A short jaunt down the tracks

This excursion railway is indeed a hidden gem amongst the many Duluth attractions competing for your attention. The all volunteer staff are very good hosts during the ~90 minute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
Liam R
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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This excursion railway is indeed a hidden gem amongst the many Duluth attractions competing for your attention. The all volunteer staff are very good hosts during the ~90 minute ride upon 100 year old tracks along the St Louis River. The scenery is impressive and the historical narrative is interesting. Excursions are only on weekends between June and October and... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At first glance this little tourist railroad is not very impressive. Don't be fooled. This is a very nice relaxing way to spend a few hours. We were lucky enough to ride in the fall during peak autumn leaf colors so our trip was visually spectacular. Unlike many train rides, this excursion rolls right out of town and into the... More 

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Marshall, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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332 reviews 332 reviews
163 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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