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“WOW” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skyline Parkway

Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN
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Ranked #17 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Overland Park, KS
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

The views make this dirve well worth the effort. Unlike other reviews, we found the signage very good and many parts of the road appear to have been recently reconstructed. We picked up a Skyline Parkway Map which made it very simple to find from Canel Park. The views are breathtaking. Make sure to stop at Enger Park.

Visited October 2011
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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80 attraction reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Nice overlooks of the lake and city, but poorly marked and bad roads”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Make sure you have a good map of Duluth before you set out on this scenic drive. We attempted it 3 times during our last trip, to no avail, we never got completely through it all! This year, we came prepared! With our map in hand we made it! The road is poorly paved, with several potholes, during certain times of the year, sections are closed. There are several places to pull off, good photo opportunities, and several small waterfalls at the start of the drive. Worth it if you are looking for something cheap to do.

Visited August 2011
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Spectacular View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

A nice 25 mile scavenger hunt to find the parts of the skyline parkway, well worth it, there are many, many scenic overlooks, you can see the whole city of Duluth from atop the hill as well as a spectacular view of the Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior, if you are lucky you'll see a ship coming in under the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Visited July 2011
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Orlando, Florida
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“Nice views but terribly marked, bumpy, etc. Not worth it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

My wife and I did a two week tour of several cities in Minnesota, including Grand Marais, Duluth & Hibbing. We were up there to escape the Florida heat and didn't really know what we were going to do, but turned out to have a really great vacation. Please see my other posts regarding lodging, meals, etc. if you are interested in a similar trip.

We got rained out on our last day in Duluth and figured we'd take a little drive. Despite having a map & GPS with us, we kept getting lost. The parkway was barely marked. We'd get to an intersection and there would be no signs. So we'd drive around a little bit, find our way to the next intersection or section of the parkway and there would be a sign along the road but nowhere useful. Plus half the roads were in terrible condition. Some of the views overlooking Duluth and the lake were nice, but not worth the time for us.

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Eau Claire, WI
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“Skyline Drive - Geological HEAVEN!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

We found this little drive and it's beauty kind of by accident. My boyfriend is a HUGE railfan and we found it while trying to find trains to photograph.

There is a huge scenic overlook, and several other places to pull over and look down on the city of Duluth. Watching all of the activity is just amazing. You can see several bridges from there, including the lift bridge, and a train brige. The Enger Tower is visible from atop the overlook, and let's not forget about the waterfalls!! Sprinkled throughout the sides of the road are waterfalls, everywhere and they are just gorgeous and worth every minute exploring.

Make sure you take at least an hour checking this out!

(also watch for photos that I will be adding later!)

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