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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Great afternoon excursion for family!

We decided to ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad based on the recommendation of a few friends. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Great Break for an Active Vacation

It was a beautiful sunny day and this was a perfect break from an active vacation. The train runs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad based on the recommendation of a few friends. It was a great experience! We have two little boys who LOVE trains (2 yrs and 4 yrs old). I think they would have enjoyed the ride a...More

Thank mnpaddock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny day and this was a perfect break from an active vacation. The train runs along the lakeshore and then through neighborhoods. Our grandson loved to wave to passersby walking along the lake. The ride is smooth. There is a recorded...More

Thank Lynda2nd
Patrick G, Manager at North Shore Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for riding our train! We work very hard to make every ride enjoyable and memorable, glad we were successful! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation and hope to see you trackside again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was cool for the aspect of riding in a working train. However, there is nothing "scenic" about this ride if you're sitting on the wrong side of the train. Sit on the lake side if you go. It also takes the same route down...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun and a great look/view of the shores of Lake Superior. Very friendly staff! If you are into trains the museum is well worth touring as well.

Thank stephaniegrover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Duluth Zephyr trip on the weekend we went to watch the Tall Ships!! We enjoyed the tour alongside the banks of the majestic Lake Superior and into the wooded scenic neighborhood! It's been a while since we rode a train and it...More

2  Thank sri67
Reviewed April 10, 2017

please patronize this ride to keep it going.... It is one of Duluth's hidden treasures! This ride is especially awesome for young kids.

1  Thank duluthrider
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Awesome tour up the North Shore in Duluth. Fun for the entire family. The staff is very accommodating. We were able to change seats throughout the tour which made it more exciting for the kids.While on the train the kids loved waving to the public...More

Thank nozjosiehere
Josh M, Manager at North Shore Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Waving to people from the train is pretty fun. Everyone wishes they were you riding on the rails! Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed January 18, 2017

This was truly a neat experience that gives you a different point of view of the grand North shore. I recommend this to anyone wanting to do something other than walking around Canal Park.

Thank chrisflinck
Reviewed December 21, 2016

We went with my five year old and eight adults. Everyone found something they really enjoyed about it. The story teller was awesome and we had a great time. The Train Museum was warm with decorations. What a great opportunity to enjoy the season and...More

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We were expecting a train ride instead of basically a shuttle to the museum! We brought four of our grandchildren and the museum was boring for them. The story telling did not hold their interest and they ended up just running around the museum. Will...More

2  Thank gjerrygolf
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What do we do when the train arrives in Two Harbors? Is there eating and shopping near train station. How do we get around 2 harbors? We are senior citizens.
January 17, 2017|
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Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I've not been to the two harbors station, however it's seems to me that there are shops and restaurants right at the station or stop
Anne B
We are coming to Duluth Nov 5-6. Where can I find the schedule and costs for a ride that weekend?
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Fran S | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website
Robin L
Is there a weekend package deal with a local hotel? our anniversary is oct. 14. We would like to get to Duluth and do the train and the harbor cruise.
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Melanie K | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the Must See Duluth deal. We got the train, harbor and admission to the aquarium for $34.00.