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“Top of the tower . . . Top of Duluth, MN” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Enger Park and Tower

Enger Park and Tower
16th Ave W & Skyline Drive, Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 730-4300
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Madison, SD
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“Top of the tower . . . Top of Duluth, MN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We left Glensheen Mansion after a couple of hours touring the house and surrounding grounds and gardens and drove back down Superior St. west toward downtown. Next on our agenda was a drive by of the University of Minnesota Duluth which is up the hill past 8th St. just off College Street. We drove down College St. where we stopped a college student who was apparently on his way to a class. We asked him for directions to Enger Tower. Tip - don't ever try to find Enger Tower without map!
We did enjoy our our drive by the University of Minnesota and very beautiful buildings and 186 acre campus of St. Scholastica health sciences college located at the top of the hill at the edge of Chester Park. The buildings resemble a large English castle complete with towers on either end.
We were looking for Skyline Parkway which really proved to be an experience in itself. We saw a part of Duluth we didn't know existed. I can't imagine anybody living at the top of these hills and driving back and forth to work every day. In winter time I can't even imagine trying to drive up and down these hills without sliding into cross traffic.
Anyway it took us some time to find Skyline Parkway but even then we had "no" idea where to go. It took some doing and some more hill climbing to finally find Enger tower. Anyway, one must follow Skyline Parkway west toward Central Park and continue west until Hank Jensen Drive which leads up to Enger Tower and Park.
The view from the top here is extremely beautiful as this is the highest point in all Duluth and it looks over Lake Superior and the whole city of Duluth. It is an 80-foot (24 m), five-story blue stone observation tower at an elevation of 451 feet (137 m) above Lake Superior, providing panoramic views of the Twin Ports.
The city of Duluth Parks Department were working there the day we were there doing some more stone and cement work in the Park. It is quite a climb but you will enjoy the view at the end as my photos will show. So, pick a nice clear day for this event when you decide to visit Enger Tower and be sure to take your map to find this tower!!

Visited September 2013
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“What a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This tower is in a park on the Skyline Parkway. The view from the top is breathtaking, and so is the climb, so be prepared. My husband walks with a cane, and by taking his time he made it to the top. You get a 360 degree view from the top of Duluth.

Visited September 2013
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“Great view, fun little hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great views over Lake Superior and a quick hike to the tower make a perfect afternoon activity in Duluth. It's great to have some no cost activities in your day and the view and park are just the ticket!

Visited August 2013
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“The park has been redone and it is beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Breath taking views of Duluth and Lake Superior. Great place for snapping a few pics! The Japanese Gardens are gorgeous! I would love to do back in the full swing of summer and see how it looks with everything blooming and the pond filled!

Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Stunning view, well worth the effort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Both the tower itself and the surrounding park area offer stunning views over Duluth and Superior. The tower is worth the climb and is quite sheltered on a windy day.

If you are lucky the aerial lift bridge will be in action when you are up there which made the trip even better.

Best of all is the fact that this is free to visit.

Visited September 2013
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