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North Shore Scenic Railroad

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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible11%
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History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and...more
506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left from Fitgers to Bentleyville and it was wonderful!! The conductor and his "elf" wife were very accommodating!! It was worth every penny spent. I would do it again, and have recommended it to several people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vacationer201283
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train ride from Fitgers to Bentleyville, USA. It made it feel like we were taking the train to Christmas town! Also felt like we were taking a step back in time, we enjoyed it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mandy R
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

So fun for the whole family - it's part of our yearly Duluth get away. The new format this year is great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heatheryayo75
Reviewed November 5, 2018

I would not recommend this trip as it was short and pricie$$ But the folks on the train did a good job and the station is worth a walk-about

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J R
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This was exactly what I was expecting. My husband and I took our three girls ages 5,3, and 1 aboard the train for a morning pumpkin ride. The price wasn't extremely cheap but I understand that it takes a lot to keep up something like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kari M
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Fall foliage viewing was the highlight on this slow moving vintage train. Advertised as a "narrative tour" of Duluth but no narration was heard as the speakers were broken. Won't return.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank world t
Reviewed October 23, 2018

My husband and I surprised our soon to be 6 year old son for his upcoming golden birthday - Liam loves trains; and we thought this experience would be the perfect birthday gift for him, one that he would remember. All 3 of us had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Wonderful if you don't expect swanky. Cool, retro cars, scenery is nice, but remember this is an old track, not built for your scenery in 2018, but for function a long time ago. We went on a Sunday when is wasn't packed. Had a lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pathfinder52474
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The train ride to the pumpkin patch was a less than average experience. The train itself is very vintage and minimal and the scenery of Lake Superior was great. The ride seemed to be a nice lead up to the Pumpkin Patch but...when we got...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OnAir106751
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent opportunity for family time! We loved the train ride, pumpkin patch, depot and all the kids activities! Will definitely do again!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from D2620VEdanc | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve wine but we were on the early train. So I opted for a cream soda which I haven't had in years. All that and a bag of chips! I believe you could bring your own anything and no one would care.
August 27, 2018|
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Response from 818stephanr | Reviewed this property |
They do serve booze and you get 2 free drinks and 2 free snacks in first class!! It’s AMAZING!!
May 23, 2018|
Response from 244mooretravel | Reviewed this property |
It can vary by trip, they have anywhere from 90 minutes to all day. The pizza and dinner train that we did leaves at 6:30 and is back around 9 pm. If you look on the website it shows the different run times.