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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

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Address: Grand Avenue (Highway 23), Duluth, MN 55816
Phone Number: 218-624-7549
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Went on the train on July 26th. What a great trip. All volunteers operate this train. About one hour and 40 minutes. A great way to learn some history of the Duluth area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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central Minnesota
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central Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went on the train on July 26th. What a great trip. All volunteers operate this train. About one hour and 40 minutes. A great way to learn some history of the Duluth area.

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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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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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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Minnesota
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 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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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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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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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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Address: Grand Avenue (Highway 23), Duluth, MN 55816
Phone Number: 218-624-7549
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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