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Lake Superior Railroad Museum

506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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Ranked #13 of 47 attractions in Duluth
Type: Museums
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Litchfield, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was worth the time and money. If you like railroad history this is a great place to see it! It is amazing to see how much we have changed and how much work it was to keep everything moving. We really enjoyed it, along w/ the train ride it was a great way to spent most of the day!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after taking the North Shore Scenic Railroad trip to Two Harbors. The Museum is located at the same place where you board the train. I am not a railroad or train buff by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought this was great. You can get on a number of vintage, restored trains. Around the whole... More

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Otsego, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Took my 3 year old son and boyfriend here and they had a blast! They had fun going on to the trains and exploring. It was a little difficult trying to keep the 3 year old off things he wasn't suppose to go on but there was so many other things he could go on. Would definitely go back to... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The museum was very good and would interest more than just the railroad buffs, There are numerous trains on display and have a very large display of railroad china, after visiting the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, IL I was a little disappointed with the number of trains on display, but it was still worth the trip. We took the... More

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an incredible building (national historic register) and the Railroad Museum is one of the top two in the country. The old six track train depot makes the past come alive. Shops are presented as they might look from the era and the most incredible collection of behemoth steam engines and different types of railroad cars and equipment take... More

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let me start by saying that whenever my family goes on a camping trip, we always work in a train related destination. We've been to many train museums and on a few train rides. The Lake Superior RR Museum was an average experience for my family (wife and four kids under 8). My 8 year old loved it (he's the... More

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Alexandria, MN
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Less than I expected after special I saw on PBS. Kids had fun, though, climbing on the trains that were open (too few). Storefronts were interesting.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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328 reviews 328 reviews
44 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went here after the Lester River train ride and it was fun seeing all the historic rolling stock as well as the short film & the china display..it really was a different time back then! We did get an extra bonus and that was watching them bring a rail car inside the building housing the museum ...talk about tight... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This museum is very well organized. It lets you know the main points of interest and it embraces the culture of the era by adding historic store fronts which is a great touch. If you want to hear details on a topic there are several on demand movies that you can watch on 20" LCD screens. This is very mature... More

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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244 reviews 244 reviews
75 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I brought our two kids to the rail road museum and they are 5 and 6. They were totally impressed with everything was such a total surprise to them. We also took the train ride and they just loved that. If you have around three hours and want to show your kids a wonderful time, this is... More

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