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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fun train ride and excellent value

Took this train ride last weekend. The train was over a hundred years old and very well preserved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota
Great trip!

We had a beautiful trip and also learn a lot along this beautiful stretch of the river! The trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duluth, Minnesota
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Join the fun of traveling the first railroad route into Duluth, a 6-mile historic train journey following the beautiful St. Louis River Estuary in Western Duluth. One hour & fifty minute ride is filled with history, wildlife and incredible scenery...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
7100 Grand Avenue, Across the road from the Lake Superior Zoo behind the Minit Mart, Duluth, MN 55807
+1 218-624-7549
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took this train ride last weekend. The train was over a hundred years old and very well preserved. The guide was very informative and the views from the train gave passengers an unusual look at west Duluth's history. There was an open car to use...More

Thank kzs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful trip and also learn a lot along this beautiful stretch of the river! The trip was about an hour and 45 minutes.

Thank piffen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice relaxing and interesting trip. Scenery was great and the train crew was outstanding. Hats off to the volunteers who are keeping this piece of history alive.

Thank jenandkerry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was wonderful, especially for my two-year-old, who absolutely loved it. There were a ton of knowledgable guides, great views of the Saint Louis River, and even a coloring book for kids half-way through. The train itself was comfortable a spacious, and the history of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train is a hidden treasure in Duluth MN. The ride on the 3 car excursion train was perfect to enjoy the river area and learn so much local history. The volunteers that run this line are passionate and caring about the area and their...More

1  Thank plwalker2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great time on the train today for a two yr old and a three yr old! The 60 yr odds enjoyed it immensely too!!

1  Thank barb1975772
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the entire team at Lake Superior & Mississippi RR! This experience on Sunday 8/26/18, will never be forgotten. These kiddos enjoyed this historic tour very much, as you can see from those smiles. Vicki, Tom and the entire team helped make this...More

1  Thank Marisa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice train ride. Relaxing and beautiful scenery from what we saw. Though we did not see a lot of water, we enjoyed the history of the area as well as the train. The narrator was well informed and delivered the story very...More

Thank ThaliaH19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we rode in the first class dome car which was nice. i expected to see much more water view. u only see about a 1/4 of the ride can u see the water the rest is only the city streets and neighborhoods for that reason...More

2  Thank peterpanjaffray
Joel M, President at Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It appears that your review is about the North Shore Scenic Railroad, also in Duluth, not the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad. We do not have a dome car and travel extensively along the St. Louis River Estuary, with many views of the river. I...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

The train ride was very scenic with great views of the river. The volunteers are great and the narrative information shared during the train ride was a good mix of history, economics of the area, and fun facts. Our trip coincided with the Mayfly hatch...More

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Debbie B
July 21, 2018|
Response from Mike C | Property representative |
Is there handicap accessibility? There are three large steps to get onto the train for those who are mobile and able to climb the steps. The antique coaches do not provide the space necessary for wheelchair accessibility... More
September 2, 2016|
Response from Dawn K | Reviewed this property |
We went to 6930 Fremont St. where it starts and parked. It is open Saturdays and Sundays through Mid-October.
August 23, 2016|
Response from Dawn K | Reviewed this property |
They only run through mid-October Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am 1:30 pm