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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1273
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Ranked #35 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Saint Paul, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate enough to take the pumpkin train ride on this gorgeous train. The seats were comfortable, the conductor and narrator were very friendly, and we each got a beautiful pumpkin to take home! The views were spectacular and the information narrated through out the trip was very interesting. As a bonus, we got free entry to the museum,... More

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Isanti, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We booked what I thought was going to be a fun trip with our family. Boarding was fine but then it went downhill. You could not hear the person giving the fun facts about what you were seeing at all. Then we go to the spot to get the pumpkins. The pictures they have on the site are taken from... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

on the 10th of October I was up in Duluth for the first time all by myself. I decide to take a ride on the Train as the last time i rode on one was when I was about 5 or so. I did the Lester River trip. I had alot of fun. lot of beautiful scenes to look at... More

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Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you have not been to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, MN you gotta check it out. My mother & I were there for the first time in nearly 20 years and we were very pleased. We got the tickets for our ride to Two Harbors about 9:30. We boarded the train around 10:15 which was supposed to... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've been on a variety of trips, on the North Shore Scenic Railroad, 7 or 8 over a 15 year period and never had a bad experience, all ranging between fun to great experiences. They have an event for just about everyone, from kid friendly Thomas the Train events, to wilder adult only events like the Bob Dylan fest, and... More

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My Significant other & I took the fall train ride from Duluth to Two Harbors on Sunday October 5th,this was my first time on any train,we enjoyed the ride very much also enjoyed the meal in Two Harbors, then enjoyed the ride back to Duluth did a video & got plenty of pictures once again Thank you North shore Scenic... More

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Wylie, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We opted for the short trip to Lester River and back to train station as we were booked into Two Harbors Light House Bed & Breakfast in Two Harbors so 2 hour shopping trip in Two Harbors was not very appealing to us. Narrator was knowledgeable about the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took the 90 minutes train ride which lasted for about 180 minutes. 70% of the time the train wasn't even moving. They just parked the train in the middle of the sun. Don't do it. Here's is my video review of the train ride while on the train. http://youtu.be/CJOu9Tepkss

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was apprehensive about riding the train after reading some of the reviews, but my handicapped daughter has a fascination with trains, so decided to do it anyway. We took the pizza and music ride. The first car we sat in was full of 5 year olds at a birthday party blowing horns. The car was also too warm. We... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Did the shorter Lester River turn, very pleasant ride, nice views of the harbor, Lake Superior, and a different view of Duluth. Heard from others that the longer Two Harbors trip was great also. A must for railfans. Take time to check out the Museum at the Depot also!

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