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Address: 7100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN 55807
Phone Number: 218-624-7549
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Interesting train ride

What a nice ride on this historic train. The volunteers were wonderful and the narrative was very interesting. This was well worth the fee and a wonderful part of the day. A big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Oldersister59
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice ride on this historic train. The volunteers were wonderful and the narrative was very interesting. This was well worth the fee and a wonderful part of the day. A big thankyou to the volunteers that devote their time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went on the 90 minute ride up the North Shore a ways and back. It was fun to see what it was like to ride on a train. We were able to see some of the city that we would have not seen otherwise.

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Thank Dawn K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The train itself was a great site to see, maintained by people for the love of the old train rail. Was a relaxing trip, not much to see. We were able to move about the cars, had a little concessions in the back of the middle car. The kids ( 10 / 13 ) enjoyed it but became bored towards... More 

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Thank Anderson1999
Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was a fun, 2 hour ride. The feel of stepping back into time on the old train was really cool and the all volunteer staff knew their history and shared many interesting stories. Our fall day was warm enough to be on the open air train part of the time which was lovely. I was a bit disappointed at... More 

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Thank Tammy J
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I took a ride on this train with my elderly mother, thinking she would love it and boy did she! I live in the area and should have gone on this much earlier. It was beautiful, warm, interesting, and soothing. The staff volunteers do a great great job and deserve our support. We saw eagles, deer, ducks, birds, and a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fun informative trip. Train and track very old. The conductor gives a good oral history lesson, not much to see but the scenery is beautiful.

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Thank ChowHound2015
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

There are 2 train rides in Duluth. The other heading North is great but this is even better especially if you want to see wildlife and follow right along the St Louis River! It departs right across the street from the Lake Superior Zoo so take a day to do both!

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4 Thank JHeskin
central Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Went on the train on July 26th. What a great trip. All volunteers operate this train. About one hour and 40 minutes. A great way to learn some history of the Duluth area.

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This excursion railway is indeed a hidden gem amongst the many Duluth attractions competing for your attention. The all volunteer staff are very good hosts during the ~90 minute ride upon 100 year old tracks along the St Louis River. The scenery is impressive and the historical narrative is interesting. Excursions are only on weekends between June and October and... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At first glance this little tourist railroad is not very impressive. Don't be fooled. This is a very nice relaxing way to spend a few hours. We were lucky enough to ride in the fall during peak autumn leaf colors so our trip was visually spectacular. Unlike many train rides, this excursion rolls right out of town and into the... More 

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