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“Northern Railroad History” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Superior Railroad Museum

Lake Superior Railroad Museum
506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802
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Ranked #15 of 85 things to do in Duluth
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Roseville, Minnesota
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“Northern Railroad History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great history of the different railroad lines. They have an extensive railroad china collection. Lots of fun for train lovers!

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We took our 4 year old to the Railroad Museum and he absolutely loved it. It was a fascinating step back for anyone! They have done a fantastic job of making it interesting for all.

Visited September 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Nicely done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a beautifully done museum. Well put together and something to entertain everyone in the family. I was especially impressed by the china display - a dining car decked out in varying RR china. There were many cars to go through - the open ones are indoors, there is an outdoor area where you can view some unrestored cars from the tracks. The admission was a little much, but it included admission to several other museums in the same building that we did not have time for or were particularly interested in. That said I would go again.

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Fascinating and worthwhile.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If visiting Duluth, don't miss this fine museum tucked away on the lower floor of the old railroad Depot in downtown. The collection of locomotives and other railroad cars is impressive, and the history of northern-tier US railroading is very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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“Waste of time, sadly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I was super excited to do the "scenic" railroad trip up along Lake Superior. Sadly, it was "scenic" for a very short period of time. Each train car was packed; the AC in the car we were in was not working so it was uncomfortable (and the weather outside was maybe 70) and stagnant. We could not hear the person giving us information. The train rambled slowly along city streets and neighborhoods and trees - with only 10-15 minutes of traveling near Lake Superior. Honestly, I was counting the minutes until it was done. (This was a 90 minute tour.) The last half of the trip was difficult as many little children were screaming or fussing.

My suggestion to the railroad: Do a family tour and then do an all adult tour the next trip.

We were not the only ones frustrated. One woman at the end of the trip had the same complaints and gave them to the ticket booth man. He did not respond. I, instead, decided to post my thoughts on tripadvisor.com.

I would not recommend this trip at all.

Visited September 2013
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