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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Free and Intteresting!

If local maritime history is your thing (even a little bit) spend some time here!!! The museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ijr103
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Des moines, IA
An awesome free museum!

This museum is very sweet and well designed. Fans of all things maritime will definitely enjoy this!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marija_Sajekaite
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Boulder, Colorado
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“free museum” (42 reviews)
“lift bridge” (83 reviews)
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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+1 218-720-5260
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"free museum"
in 42 reviews
"lift bridge"
in 83 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 13 reviews
"edmund fitzgerald"
in 18 reviews
"shipping industry"
in 23 reviews
"shipping history"
in 11 reviews
"army corps of engineers"
in 16 reviews
"wonderful museum"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
in 12 reviews
"lake superior"
in 37 reviews
"all ages"
in 30 reviews
"ships coming"
in 13 reviews
"great information"
in 10 reviews
"ship schedule"
in 8 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
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"ship canal"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If local maritime history is your thing (even a little bit) spend some time here!!! The museum is located at the foot of the iconic aerial lift bridge and has two floors of interesting exhibits about ore docks, the Great Lakes, shipwrecks, etc. They have...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is very sweet and well designed. Fans of all things maritime will definitely enjoy this!

1  Thank Marija_Sajekaite
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring Lake Superior on the Vista Star sightseeing ship, I stopped in at the Maritime Visitors Center to learn more about Lake Superior and Duluth. I was not disappointed. Very informative exhibits describe lake history with some interactive exhibits. Plus great views of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving in Downtown Duluth and the Waterfront District we found Parking ($5) in public lot C with plenty of parking available (turn left to get closer main walking area) for easy walking distance to all attractions. The Maritime Museum (US Army Corps of Engineers) was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been around since I was little and has been upgraded throughout the various changes around it. It's still free and an excellent source of history with a few hands on things. They have a board showing when the ships will be coming and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great free museum with artifacts from the past great ships to include the Edmond Fitzgerald. The view was good for the lane into the port and the aerial bridge. We were able to see 2 ships either come in or depart, it was very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about Lake Superior from a maritime point of view. Interesting weather facts, shipwreck history, and current ship schedules. I recommend if you would like to learn about the area!

Thank Allisonspring
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to learn about Lake Superior and about the shipping industry. I particularly liked the ship cabins that are there. It is educational for kids to see that life was not always that great!

Thank Zieba96
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum with my sister. We had a great time at this free museum and learned a lot about the bridge and the ships who used it both past and present. Make sure to visit with the Corp of Engineer members on the second...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love smaller well-done museums. This one hits the mark. Learned a lot about the history of shipping in the area.

Thank StuCom
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jojo192017
May 23, 2017|
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Response from hambel60 | Reviewed this property |
Free
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brownsugar600
January 23, 2016|
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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.
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