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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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Address: 600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-720-5260
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they...
This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
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Free! Nice little visitor center with interesting displays, artifacts and historic maritime information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Free! Nice little visitor center with interesting displays, artifacts and historic maritime information.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was able to get a very good sense of the environment that my father and uncles lived and worked while visiting this museum. There were a significant amount of items that you may not be able to see anywhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, something in Canal Park that's free! The Corps of Engineers presents information about their part in the development and use of the Great Lakes and Lake Superior in particular. There are tours of the pier, lights and Lift Bridge that give a lot of history. The complex gives you a great view of boats and ships coming into and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Free and very educational. Start here for a great introduction to the Duluth harbor. and Interesting basic facts about the Great Lakes, shipping industry.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was amazed to discover how much there was to see and do at this museum-interactive exhibits such as how vessels are raised and lowered at the Soo Locks, live video cams of the Duluth Ship Canal and the Soo Locks, replica of a 1920 pilot house, a giant steam engine, detailed info on daily arrivals and departures, videos, lots... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's small, but very informational and it's FREE, so that's a bonus. You just have to pay for parking.

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Willmar, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very informational and loved having the shipping news to know what was coming and going. Has lots of visitor info. A good place to visit first to get coupons for Duluth attractions.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We thought this was very interesting! We actually ran out of time, because it had so much stuff - and the best part is that it was free!

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La Porte
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is free and has lots of information and displays dealing with Lake Superior and the shipping industry. I had never realized there was so much shipping in this area.

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North Iceland, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an interesting little museum about some of the ships of Lake Superior. The walls of the entryway are lined with pictures from the past of the area. It is a fun little place to wander around in.

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Additional Information about Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Address: 600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-720-5260
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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