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Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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Address: 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Depot

If you have the time, take a couple hours and tour this great venue. So much to see and do. Take your camera and enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Babbitt, Minnesota
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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What an overload of sights...there was nearly not enough time to explore all of the sights. there were several train cars and artifacts to go through. I thought there were things they could have done to make it more entertaining and educational. There were no employee's around to talk about any of the items which was disappointing as well as... More 

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Babbitt, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you have the time, take a couple hours and tour this great venue. So much to see and do. Take your camera and enjoy!

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Minnetonka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 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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