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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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A Great Museum for Free

Both adults and young children can get enjoyment out of this free museum in Duluth's Cana Park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duluth, Minnesota
Amazing facility !

Could spend hours in here. Displays are very informative. Arrived an hour before opening. Walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave Y
Freeport, Illinois
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both adults and young children can get enjoyment out of this free museum in Duluth's Cana Park. There are plenty of informational displays for adults to learn about the history of shipping in Duluth, on Lake Superior, and on the St. Lawrence Seaway. An old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Could spend hours in here. Displays are very informative. Arrived an hour before opening. Walked the pier and in doing so, noticed an abandoned suitcase near a walkway bench. Thought it was rather suspicious. Reported same to one of the ladies on duty. Thought she...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history here. Lots to see and some exhibits are interactive. Very well done museum!

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice free museum, thanks Corps of Engineers. Ship models and various displays were informative and satisfied my geeky side (Lighthouse passport stamps too)

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This faci - very nice on a cold or rainy day. There are ship models, steam and diesel engines, other ship equipment, and fascinating facts about shipping. You can't see it all or remember what you do see, so you can come back more than...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and awesome location. Went on a foggy rainy day. A lot of wonderful exhibits. Very well disp!ayed. Was able to see the bridge raise for a ship coming through which was very cool.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great FREE visit with tons of information about the history of shipping in the Great Lakes. Definitely worth the visit for a quick or detailed visit.

Thank jwhome100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific orientation to the area, the history of lake Superior and Duluth. Exhibits are well done and amazing to see some of those old motors. The center is a perfect way to beat the elements while waiting for the next ship to...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a nice place to visit and learn about the Maritime history of the area. There is a short video about how the lakes were created and a small gift shop. Best of all is the free admission so it's worth a visit when...More

Thank shnpan
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This visitors center is in the heart of the downtown waterfront, by the Aerial Lift Bridge. There are restrooms, and people there to help you with area questions. Also inside are several worthwhile exhibits about Duluth's waterfront and Lake Superior. Free! Definitely worth stopping by...More

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Response from Kristin D | Reviewed this property |
The ships come in sometimes multiple times in one day, sometimes not at all. The ships going in/out vary day to day. The paper and the center have the ship times postduring for each day.