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The Duluth Experience

Address: 132 W. 12th Street, Duluth, MN 55807
Phone Number: +1 218-464-6337
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Ranked #1 of 33 Activities in Duluth
Type: Other food and wine, Food & Drink
Owner description: Adventure tours! Brewery tours! Historical tours! The Duluth Experience is a full service tour and...
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Type: Other food and wine, Food & Drink
Owner description: Adventure tours! Brewery tours! Historical tours! The Duluth Experience is a full service tour and sightseeing company headquartered in Duluth, MN and servicing the Lake Superior Region. Our goal is to introduce you to the local people and places that make Duluth so special. Get on the bus and experience The Duluth Experience! We recently expanded our brewery tour offerings to include visits to newly founded distilleries, local hop farms, and additional breweries on Lake Superior's North Shore. We've also broadened our tour lineup to highlight the rich history of the city and its endless recreational opportunities with history, mountain bike, road bike, and kayak tours.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Having gone to The Duluth Experience's, Craft Beer Round Table meetings, I was looking forward to finally going and experiencing behind the scenes of my favorite local craft beers. The team did not disappoint. We had a small tour group, which turned out for the best. We were able to have a lot more personal experience with the tour guides... More 

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Jule! Thank you so much for the kind review. We really enjoyed having you and Matt on the tour and the great questions you asked as we explored the three breweries. We agree with you - the lineup for the Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour is great because it blends the technical aspects of running a brewery with the business considerations... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was a very fun night. The Duluth Experience staff were all very friendly and knowledgable and the evening was well though-out. Our Tour included Bent Paddle, Vikre Distillery and Fitger's Brewhouse. The entire tour was very educational. We had several friends who joined us and it was great to be a tourist in our own town. We also met... More 

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Anne! Thank you so much for the kind review - it really helps us spread the word about how great the local craft beer and distillery scene is here in Duluth. Your support is much appreciated! ~Dave More 

International Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was amazing. We went for the first time and will definitely be going again. You make a donation and you can bring in food items or toys for the Salvation Army. You just walk on through take pictures you see different themes of lights. Open fire pits to roast marshmallows have popcorn, hot Chocolate. Places to take pictures. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was an extremely fun and informative tour. It's like we were hanging out with friends of ours. Would recommend it to any of my friends and would definitely go again.

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We definitely appreciate it and we are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! Happy New Year! More 

Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Saturday night 12/27/14 was an excellent tour including Bent Paddle and Fitger's breweries, along with the Vikre Dystillery. Dave and Tim were very knowledgeable, courteous, and fun while guiding the tour and providing a quick power point of the brewing process so we would all be on the same page when arriving at the first stop.

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback! Both Tim and I commented after the tour that your group was perfect for this kind of fun & educational tour. Thank you so much for joining us and we hope to see you again on another brewery tour or on one of our adventure tours this summer! Thanks! More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went on the Brewery tour to celebrate my friends birthday and it was such a great time! I actually don't drink but found the tour extremely interesting. Each brewery has a different "thing" that makes them unique. Also two of them had draft root beer that was fantastic. Our Duluth Experience tour guides were all smiles and added so... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I purchased tickets to this tour as a gift for my mom's birthday. We are both long time residents of Duluth and I thought it would be fun to possibly hear some of the stories, quirks and history facts that we weren't aware of. Our guide was very friendly and personable and we enjoyed seeing some of the historical pictures... More 

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We are always striving to improve upon the content and delivery of our tours and we would encourage you to drop us an email at info@theduluthexperience.com so we can correct any inaccuracies in our history tour. Your insight and perspective are important to us and could help us create better experiences in the future. Thanks... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

From front to back, The Duluth Experience is one of the best travel experiences I've had in MN. The depth of knowledge and the passion shown by our guides was infectious. I learned heaps about Duluth history and culture, the science of beer, and the growing craft beer scene on the north shore. The intimate look we got at some... More 

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Brian! Thank you so much for taking a few moments to leave such a wonderful review. Your comments capture the essence of what we've worked to create - a combination of fun experiences, education, and the historical perspective... along with the passion and science that makes our local craft beer scene so unique! We appreciate the support, feedback, and experience... More 

Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had the most varied types of beers in 3 very different breweries. Meeting the head brewers was a plus. Lots of information, dinner and a ride to and from all the places that we visited, all with friendly (and funny) staff. Great experience.

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DaveGrandmaison, Owner at The Duluth Experience, responded to this review

Laine! Wow - thanks for the endorsement. We are very glad that you enjoyed the tour and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Happy Holidays! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

had a great time. a good cross section of breweries and distillery well organized and knowledgeable and friendly staff, always there making sure your glass is full. well worth the price.

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