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“I think it's worth it. Very neat to be inside an Ore Boat”

S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
Ranked #9 of 94 things to do in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“I think it's worth it. Very neat to be inside an Ore Boat”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was huge and the tour guide was very informative. Granted, it's old....but still very cool to hear the history of hauling ore out of Duluth and how the ship ran. Also, cool insight to what the crew did during downtime and also a tour of the living quarters, dining area, and way down in the belly of the boat!

Visited August 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good Ship - Nice Tour”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Pros: The ship has been nicely restored, interesting to see - price reasonable. Cons:You have to go on a tour - ours had too many people, we couldn't all get in the room the guide was talking about to hear her well or see what she was referring to. Our guide must have been new, nice enough, but she stumbled her way through a lot of what she said.I am used to many of the ships out east that you can self guide and like the ability to spend more or less time in a given area depending on interest.

Visited August 2013
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Rake, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“very interesting”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We did this tour last year when we were in Duluth. The ship is very interesting and the tour guide did an awesome job explaining everything. It is worth your time.

Visited October 2012
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3 reviews
“so worth it”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was very fun and or tour guide was amazing learned a lot about the ship and history in general great trip to take older kids too

Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“one of a kind”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Even if you have toured other kinds of ships, this is a must see. Gives unique details and perspective into the iron ore shipping industry.

Visited September 2013
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