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“beautiful from sunrise to sunset”
Review of Canal Park

Ranked #5 of 94 things to do in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Watch seagulls soaring while you stroll around this popular spot, part of the revived Duluth waterfront. Nearby are a sculpture garden, jazz clubs, coffee shops, motels and restaurants. If you like ships, stand on the pier and watch huge boats and ships, some from around the world, come and go daily.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“beautiful from sunrise to sunset”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I grew up in the area and Canal Park is possibly my favorite place on the planet. I have lived in 4 states and 'visited 6 countries and this is still my favorite place. Delicious food is abundant, with, coffee shops, pizza places, steak houses, italian fine dining, choclate shops and more. Cute shops are every where, and there are plenty of places to grab a drink on a hot day or an ice cream with the kids. At the end of the point there is an AMAZING beach. With beach volley ball and a play ground for the kids. And you can even bring your dog. Just make sure to have a leash and a clean up after them. Just make sure not to drink on the beach. Some of my friends have been ticketed for that. Don't forget the sunblock and have a great time.

Visited July 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Wonderful, something for everyone.”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Canal Park has always been one of my favorite places, and there's more to see and do than ever. Parking is easy and inexpensive in one of the surface lots, and from there you're steps from delicious food (Little Angie's has wonderful fajitas and margaritas and the food at Grandma's is always good), great shopping, fabulous strolls out to the lighthouse or along the Lakewalk, and a free shipping museum which is really rather wonderful. There are fountains to play in and people from everywhere to watch. Watching one of the big lakers come into the canal and under the Aerial Lift Bridge is always thrilling (check the screens outside the museum to see if any are on the way in or out). It's a wonderfully happy and atmospheric place to be.

Visited September 2011
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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199 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Always A nice Place to visit”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Canal park is a great place to visit and go for a walk and wonder thru the shops. The lighthouse and lift bridge are very good picture opportunity's. It is a most stop in Duluth.

Visited June 2012
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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“Everything you need in one stop”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Canal Park is it's own destination... restaurants, scenic rocky beach area along Lake Superior, Adventure Zone, movie theatres, DECC, lake walk....and of course during Grandma's it is the Finish Line!

Visited June 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great for bike riding”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I went bike riding in Canal Park. Awesome!

Visited June 2012
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