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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

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Address: 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-722-7876
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Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.

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I was neat being able to see the inside of one of these ships. You get to see the bridge, the sleeping quarters, the cargo area, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was neat being able to see the inside of one of these ships. You get to see the bridge, the sleeping quarters, the cargo area, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going back in time and seeing the Orr boat . They say it's haunted here in Duluth . I have been on it in the summer and Halloween. I loved the Halloween haunted tour . I know there are other haunted tours in the area . But the ship is a fun one . Makes me think of... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It use to be we took the kids up but now my sister and I will go if we can. It was always an adventure with the kids but is just as much fun to drive up go through the ship and have a nice dinner before we drive back to the Cities. It's always different but always great fun!... More 

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Thank Cathy641
St. Marys, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the ship...the size of the "Edmund Fitzgerald". Duluth has a lot of tourist attractions in a small area to see. It was a beautiful day.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

One of my favorite tours in the harbor are. Get to see right down to the nitty gritty how it was on the older ships and is a similar boat to the Edmund Fitzgerald to give that feel.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have visited here twice and the kids love it. Pictures opportunity are abundant. Make sure to visit gift shop while waiting for your to start.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Learning about the ship and going through it was fascinating. The tour guide wasn't my favorite, but he definitely knew his stuff. My kids and husband all enjoyed the tour. Probably won't go back unless we do a Halloween event or something different with the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great Exhibit and walk through of the ship. The tour guide was excellent and knew the history and details of the ship. He was good interacting with both adults and kids on the tour and answering questions about the ship!

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Thank Jay E
Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Must see in Duluth.Great tour.Grandsons and us loved it.Guide was very friendly,funny and knowlegable.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Great experience, visited S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat several time, but i love the Halloween season because of the scary theme. It is still a ship because it is on water!

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