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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
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.

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Hands on exploration is always great for education!

Learning about the giant ore boats on the great lakes what better experience? Seriously isn't that part of what makes the area special. I love the area and having the opportunity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Learning about the giant ore boats on the great lakes what better experience? Seriously isn't that part of what makes the area special. I love the area and having the opportunity to explore one of these giant vessels and see how they operate is awesome! There are draw backs to the tour such as the stairs and laders and walking,... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great haunted ship a must see for a great scare even the older kids will scream there is great parking and it's not to expensive.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Try it. It's worth it. Not exactly handicap accessible, but very fun. It is an old ore boat from many years ago.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went in August and this was an interesting tour. We had a terrific guide who was in the Navy so he made it very interesting. Nice that he had the experience of "ship life". You will see the ship from top to bottom, one end to the other. They go through the engine rooms, and the kitchen, the living... More 

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I'm glad I saw it, but there were a few flaws. We went on Sept. 21 and the ore holds were closed in preparation from the haunted ship. Disappointing. I would have liked to see at least part of it, especially since we paid full price for the tour. Our young tour guide was spirited. A little too spirited for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you travel to Duluth in October make a stop at the Haunted boat. It is cheap, family fun or grown adult entertainment. You can buy hot chocolate for $1 and the line was fast.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you've ever seen one ore boat, you've seen them all. If you haven't been on this type of ship, you should absolutely tour it. Kids, especially, love the idea of being on a ship. Otherwise, the tour itself is quite watered down and uneventful. I hear the haunted ship at Halloween is well worth a visit though.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While in Duluth we went through the 'Haunted' S.S. William Irvin ship! It was scary....but fun!! Didn't have to wait in line too long. Reasonably priced.

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Royalton, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We thought the line was long when we arrived but it went very fast. Was a fun thing to do with everyone. We really enjoyed it was not terribly scary. Id say ages above 8 would be fine.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

the normal tour of this boat is very long and boring. but in oct. when it becomes a haunted house, it's very fun

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