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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 entertainment for all!

When at Canal Park, take a stroll through the Maritime Visitor Center, it is FREE! There is a lot to see, learn, touch, watch, and read. From shipwrecks to the history of shipping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Nicholas A
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

When at Canal Park, take a stroll through the Maritime Visitor Center, it is FREE! There is a lot to see, learn, touch, watch, and read. From shipwrecks to the history of shipping in Duluth. You can see when ships are coming in on the monitors and even watch the lift bridge. You could spend quite some time in 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I loved this attraction it is very well laid both written and visually. The history of the area is quite amazing. The museum tells about the Lake geography, shipwrecks, shipping and the importance of the St Lawrence seaway has to the area and the economy. There is much to see here and there is a lot of displays and hands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our family has a mild obsession with all things related to the Great Lakes. We loved our stop here! The museum has a fair amount to see and it was a great introduction to our time in Duluth.

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I love seeing the old photographs of the start of the shipping business in Duluth and the beginnings of the town itself. This museum has so many artifacts of ship wrecks and shipping memorabilia. It is so informative. I love the location right on Lake Superior, next to the famous Aerial Bridge.

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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 31, 2015

Many, many visits over the years and so easy to access, never too busy even in crunch tourists and always informative and interesting. I seem to find new little facts and tidbits each time, and when in Duluth this is always a must stop.

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Luck, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

So glad we stopped in on our visit to Canal park! If you love the big ships and lighthouses this is a must see!!

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are a fan of ships and lighthouses like we are, you will love this place. Hands on activities for kids, plenty of exhibits for adults and teens to enjoy. Great that they post a shipping schedule so you know when a ship is due to arrive or depart... Fun to watch a ship from here. And IT'S FREE.... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Enjoy it every time. You can go at your own pace. It's great for all ages, the young and old. So much history in one place. very interesting

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Nevis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Glad we took the time to enjoy! The museum displays are informative and interesting. I particularly liked the old photos, artifacts and history of the lake.

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

I loved this museum. We spent some time walking through it, then went outside to watch a couple ships come through the canal. Then we went back inside and, strange as it sounds, I feel in love with shipping. We didn't have time to watch all the videos in their entirety, which I'm sad about. But we did look at... More 

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