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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1273
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Ranked #38 of 47 attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I went on this tour because my children (ages 9 and 7 at the time) love trains. Though it was a nice enough ride, the only real sites you get to see are the lake and the Aerial Lift Bridge in the distance going away from Duluth and going back in to Duluth. One good thing is how you could... More

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Forest City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a terrific train ride. It was very relaxing. Once we got to Two Harbors there were several shuttles available to take you wherever you wanted to go. There were several lunch choices and a great view of Lake Superior. The people who were working were informative and very accommodating!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed the 1hr 45 min ride. My daughter enjoyed the retro feel. Nice views of Lake Superior. Short narration of sights.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The worst thing I have ever done!! The sights were awful! I basically got a tour of a town..saw lots of houses, tree's, cars, gas stations, banks, etc... Wish I would have read the reviews!

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Alexandria, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This trip was a great disappointment. Train left a half hour late, cars were pretty tacky, one car was so hot no one sat in it. Refreshment car was an old baggage car and the only place you could get fresh air. But you had to stand. We took the 6-hr trip to Two Harbors. Two hours (each way) of... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As someone who enjoys both visiting Duluth and traveling on trains, I found this a painful disappointment. I was hoping for an interesting retro train car; we got a nondescript commuter car straight off a Chicago Metra line (I know, I ride them). Just a few minutes after leaving the station, the train stopped, twice, for several minutes at a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is definitely not for adults. Its slow and boring. I can ride my bike faster than this train. Its really dull. could not hear a lot of commentary because of noise in the train

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our familiy had a wonderful experience on the North Shore Railroad Princess Excursion! They had wonderful Princes and Princesses in full costume and served tpunch and fingerfoods on white linen to make this an experence for our daughter to remember forever! I highly recommend going on either their scenic tour or a speciality experience like we were able to do.... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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321 reviews 321 reviews
43 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

That was a fun ride if you went with the experience of Classic engines pulling classic cars I agree not much was scenic other than the Lester river itself but was a very fun experience for a train buff..even for my Brother-in-law & sister in law who have only ridden on " tourist" rides like this enjoyed it. There were... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was nice to take a scenic ride on the train after being on our feet all day. We got good views from the window (from the upper deck). Unfortunately, the speakers up there were very difficult to hear the narration about what we were seeing.

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