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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

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Address: 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-722-7876
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.

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Davan was Great!

The tour guide was informative and FUN! The kids loved him and Davan interacted with the group throughout the whole tour!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Crookston, Minnesota
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Crookston, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was informative and FUN! The kids loved him and Davan interacted with the group throughout the whole tour!

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We took a 3 year old on this trip. He did well with this but there a lot of narrow stairs so keep that in mind. Knowledgable guide. Nice view of the canal park area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, three kids (11,7 and 9 months) and I went on a guided tour through this ship. It was very interesting and informative. Our tour guide, Davan, was very knowledgeable and was great with the kids (even my 7 year old who tends not to listen). The tour lasts about an hour and there is a nice gift shop... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a very interesting ship the only thing that is useful to know is there are 18 flights of stairs and they are steep so if you have knee or leg problems you may not wanna tour it.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The tour was very informational and time was taken to explain everything. There are quite a few stairs, so if doing stairs is a problem, this tour is not for you. Their gift shop was very reasonably priced too.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This tour was really interesting and fun! Our guide was great and engaging for both the kids and the adults! The only negative to this tour is the steep stairs. The tour is not handicap or elderly friendly. You can't blame the operators for this though, as it was a real working ore ship. I would say that this attraction... More 

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Park Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very good floating museum. The tour was enjoyable and the tour guide very knowledgeable. There is a lot of walking and climbing bring good shoes.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I did this tour maybe 15 years ago. We decided it was time to bring our boys, 10 and 7. The tour was interesting and informative and our guide was friendly and knowledgable. Our boys asked her a few off-the-wall questions which she had great answers for. It was interesting to see the engine room as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Absolutely fascinating. You get to go throughout the boat, hold, engine, galley, cabins, etc.. but try to go on a warm day, because you are outside on deck a lot

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Irvin tour really teaches you what it must be like working out on the Great Lakes. The guides are excellent and certainly know their stuff. Well worth the visit.

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Address: Address: 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-722-7876
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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