Canal Park has a lot of cute little "tourist" shops, as well as good restaurants to eat at. There are a handful of hotels along the water (would highly recommend the Inn on Lake Superior). In addition to shopping and eating, there are some fun family activities like renting a bike for four and riding along Lake Superior, playing some mini golf, wall climbing, or playing some arcade games at Adventure Zone. Standing at the end of Canal Park, you are able to watch the big ships come in and out of port, while watching the lift bridge go up and down. There is also the Great Lakes Aquarium that is a family fun activity. Canal Park is a must if you are in Duluth!
From November 23rd thru December 28th, Bentleyville is a "Tour of Lights" that is set up next to the Great Lakes Aquarium. This is a great, unbelievable display of Christmas lights.
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