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Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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Address: 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Favorite museum in Duluth

This was our family's favorite museum in Duluth, we all enjoyed walking through the cars and exhibits, they captured the attention for all ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Minnetonka
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Minnetonka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was our family's favorite museum in Duluth, we all enjoyed walking through the cars and exhibits, they captured the attention for all ages.

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Moss Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved this place. We had only two hours, but I could have spent all day there. Lots of engines and cars spanning a hundred years of train travel, with charming displays, plenty of history, video etc. As good or better than the Sacramento train museum, and worth going out of your way to see.

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Solon Springs, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Northern Minnesota was built by trains. Trains brought the Iron from the mines that built America. These are the trains that did it. Lots of trains to look at, go in, and ride. You will see some of the largest train engines ever built. This is a must see destination for Train Buffs, and just about everyone else young and... More 

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Callaway, Minnesota
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am somewhat of a train buff and a depot sign collector and have maybe stopped here about 5 times over the past 20 years and have always enjoyed my visits and always something new to see. The setting is ideal being a former train station and just fun to wander around and look at the various displays and the... More 

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Cotton MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have taken my daughter here several times through the years. There are many exhibits for both adults and children. What I love is history and this museum has so much information and displays about the history of Duluth and the railroads. When I would bring my daughter and her friends they all light up every time they got to... More 

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Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place for adults and kids . My 23 year old daughter went with a friend to take his son. She isn't a train lover and she enjoyed it .

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West Harrison, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We loved the underground reconstruction of the railroad station and the village town of the times past. Lots of objects to see and discuss as a family. The trains are well preserved and provides lots of in-period settings to allow visits to get a sense of the past. Well done!

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are a railroad buff, don't miss this. Old engines, cars and memorabilia. Also an excursion train along the lake.

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Minnetonka, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you or someone in your group loves trains you must stop here. We stop here every year so our son can climb on the trains, play at the train tables and watch the model trains. I think you need to like trains or history to go here.

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Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A great place for kids of all ages to explore. Make plans to take a train ride up the North Shore in the Fall!

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