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Review of Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Ranked #7 of 93 things to do in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
McMinnville, TN
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“FREE (and worth every penny of your tax dollar)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A TV screen telling you when the big boats are coming in and out of the harbor.
Friendly personnel answering your questions.
A history lesson on shipwrecks and the Army Corps of Engineers.
A view of the aerial lift bridge.

And, did I mention it's free??

If you're going near Duluth, it's the best bang for your buck. (Okay, nerdy friends, I know you're going to come up with the div/0! argument... but you do have to pay to park nearby, so I guess it's not TOTALLY free).

Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great history and info”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

The visitor center has a whole bunch of info on all the ships in port and a lot of information about the activities in port and on the history of shipping in Duluth. Well worth a visit. Been there several times over the years.

Visited May 2013
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Princeton, Minnesota
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111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best FREE thing to do in Duluth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

This place is huge, JAM PACKED with tons of information, a great educational tool to use when visiting Duluth, and totally FREE!!!! Two floors of awesomeness and history that my whole family enjoyed! It gave a lot of the history of Duluth, shipping, the great lakes, etc. There were MANY model ships to look at/read about, as well as sampled of rooms on the ships. It was neat to do this BEFORE viewing the ships come through the canal, because the kids were able to point out what kind of ship it was!

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Spend some time in museum. It is great information about Lake Superior and Duluth's history, as well as the ships that use and have used the Lake. Well worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Waterloo, Iowa
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A must stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Interesting displays and some videos about the lake area. A person was at the desk to answer our questions about a ship due in. She called to find out if it was coming into harbor due to weather conditions--heavy fog. Local travel info also at this stop.

Visited May 2013
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