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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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Address: 600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: 218-720-5260
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they...

This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.

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We thought is was really interesting and it's free. Lots to see and learn about the ships of the Great Lakes , what cargo they carry and how the process works. Lots of mechanical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rush City, Minnesota
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Rush City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought is was really interesting and it's free. Lots to see and learn about the ships of the Great Lakes , what cargo they carry and how the process works. Lots of mechanical stuff and a small gift shop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This free museum provides a great overview of the shipping industry. Family members of all ages found something interesting here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in history or shipping\ nautical things this is a must see while in Duluth. They have a large number of pictures and several displays about shipping on the great lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a former Navy Officer and ship driver and I really enjoyed the artifacts and historical displays. My wife also really enjoyed it. Would recommend for everyone regardless of interest in ships!

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St Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting facts about Lake Superior, films and equipment to see. And the ships going under the lift bridge right outside the door!

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this place!!! We have been to Duluth 4 times and on each trip stop in here multiple times. Seriously. Multiple excellent exhibits on cargo ships, Great Lakes, Duluth port, Corps of Engineers, even the Edmund Fitgerald. My kid loves checking this place out. We asked for some fact sheet from one of the Corp employees and she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cery nice mussuem with lots of interesting maritime history. There are examples of ship's cabins and other interiors of ships. There are many exhibits so one can learn a lot about ships on the Great Lakes. A very nice experience

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth doing for a number of reasons. It is located right at the bridge and so you get a close-up view of the ships entering and leaving the harbor. They even have the ship schedules posted on the TV monitors so you can see when they will be traveling thru. The exhibits, including scale models of... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free attraction well worth a visit. Lots of information about ships and shipping in the area. Nice displays and informative movie. Small gift shop and bathrooms. You can see the times when ships will be passing through. This is my second visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our most recent visit to Duluth led us here, we had just always assumed it was a tourist shop with brochures and coupons. What a great little museum! It was so interesting and informative and the kids loved some of the interactive exhibits. They especially loved the big ship arrivals/departures screen. Definitely worth a stop.

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