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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 loved this. A real inside view from the old day's. You get to see it all from stern to bow and top to bottom. The staff was great and our guide Bill seemed very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this. A real inside view from the old day's. You get to see it all from stern to bow and top to bottom. The staff was great and our guide Bill seemed very knowledgeable.

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Rancho Cucamonga
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the tour with my Grand & Great Grand kids. Was pleasantly surprised. Tour was great, guide was fun. Gift shop had a lot to offer.

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Troy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a surprise to me. It was more interesting than I thought it would be. However, my husband, the retired power plant engineer, particularly enjoyed it. He loves boats, history and machinery.

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Thank Mary W
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an interesting tour! We were glad we went in the morning as it would have been very hot in parts of the boat later in the afternoon. Our children range from 10 to 16 years and they all enjoyed learning about the boat!

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had fun taking a Tour of the William A. Irvin ship. Is a very fun place not to pass up on your way thru Duluth. When you first walk in there is a rather large gift shop. They have cold softdrinks available and bathrooms and chairs to watch a short film while waiting to take your tour. The cost... More 

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Thank jeff n sally c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for our boat living son and we all loved it. Our tour guide Sara was great. My kids asked a ton of questions and Sara knew everything we asked out, except 1 thing. Impressive! She was patient with our special needs kids. The tour was great. Informative, interesting and just the right length.

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Thank Kirsten H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide provided a good tour of the ship, providing just enough time to explore each area as she told us about the history and significance of the ship. Be prepared to walk 19 sets of stairs in which many are steep. They suggest you go down backwards on a few which is a helpful tip. Well worth the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what a fun tour! our tour guide was so nice and full of information. It was pretty cool to see how these ships work. its worth taking the time to take the tour. Gives you a better appreciation of the ships and the crew as we sit and watch the ships come through the canal.

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Thank duluth91011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely worth your time. Our extremely knowledgeable guide Bill made this a great tour. He knew the answers to every question, and there were a lot! Go on $5 Tuesdays and save money!

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old ore boat that you get to walk through all sections of the boat. You do have to pay for a tour guide, but it is worth it. Bill was our guide and he was so knowledgeable about the ship and Lake Superior. This was my favorite part of my visit.

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