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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

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350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Learned about the shipping industry

Very interesting. Lots of walking and lots of stairs and steep gangways. My husband and son... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Palatine, Illinois
Great Tour

This tour was great! It cost a family of 4 $10!! You can't beat it. It was a Tuesday special, kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howard Lake, Minnesota
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Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine room” (29 reviews)
“steep stairs” (28 reviews)
“great tour” (38 reviews)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting. Lots of walking and lots of stairs and steep gangways. My husband and son visited and said their tour guide had a very good sense of humor.

Thank VacationTravelerMB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great! It cost a family of 4 $10!! You can't beat it. It was a Tuesday special, kids in for free with each paid adult at 5. It's an interesting tour about a ship. From the captain to all the staff. Our...More

Thank Crystal949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Duluth and we found it very interesting. Our toyr guide, Bill, was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged.

Thank Marni B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour has many steps! Even though I am not fond of heights and don't enjoy stairs, this tour was very doable. The steps are small and there are railings on both sides. The guides are patient and do a great job of explaining the...More

Thank trainman54
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great guide who made this tour fun. It is a guided tour that clocks in at over an hour. We didn't realize and do have two small children. They managed ok, but it's something to be aware of. Also tons of steps...More

Thank tls374
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Duluth too many times to count and finally took the boat tour and I'm glad we did. All four of us were impressed with the information about the ore boats and the industry. Tour is a lot of up and down ladders but...More

Thank nate w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun, fact filled, excursion on our tour of Duluth. I learned a lot of very interesting facts about this type of ship and it was fun to pretend for a little bit what it would have been like to be a crew...More

Thank sgladman1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour of this vessel that is part of the history of the port. My husband was in the Navy and enjoyed the entire tour.

Thank georgannshaffer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautifully restored retired Great Lakes freighter that provides 1 hour guided tours throughout almost the entire ship. This is a first class effort and gives the visitor a real feel and understanding of the mission and the life of the seamen aboard these classic...More

Thank sharw2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One hour tour with a knowdgeable tour guide. The group size is small so it was easy to hear. Very informative and something you don't see everyday. Good rates. Would recommend this event

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September 19, 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
no strollers, .small stairwells and to many steps to go up and down would not recommend stroller of any kind
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Shannon D | Reviewed this property |
These types of questions are specific for the operation and should be called in. How would I know? Travelers can tell you if it's handicap friendly, weather friendly, and how the tour was.
Jennifer K
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Anjou_Lindgren | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour