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“Iron ore ship” 4 of 5 stars
Review of S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-7876
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Ranked #18 of 82 things to do in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
Roseville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Iron ore ship”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I definitely learned a lot about iron ore ships. It was a great tour. The cargo hold is off limits for October during regular tours.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Very educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Tour was fun and educational. Be warned if warm out, can get very hot on tour, and there are lots of steep staircases.

Visited September 2013
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Minnesota
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“I think it's worth it. Very neat to be inside an Ore Boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was huge and the tour guide was very informative. Granted, it's old....but still very cool to hear the history of hauling ore out of Duluth and how the ship ran. Also, cool insight to what the crew did during downtime and also a tour of the living quarters, dining area, and way down in the belly of the boat!

Visited August 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Good Ship - Nice Tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Pros: The ship has been nicely restored, interesting to see - price reasonable. Cons:You have to go on a tour - ours had too many people, we couldn't all get in the room the guide was talking about to hear her well or see what she was referring to. Our guide must have been new, nice enough, but she stumbled her way through a lot of what she said.I am used to many of the ships out east that you can self guide and like the ability to spend more or less time in a given area depending on interest.

Visited August 2013
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Rake, Iowa
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“very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We did this tour last year when we were in Duluth. The ship is very interesting and the tour guide did an awesome job explaining everything. It is worth your time.

Visited October 2012
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