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“What a bargain!”

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Ranked #6 of 95 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.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Some friends told us about this museum, and we rushed to get there before they closed for the evening. It turned out, they were open a bit later than we expected on that Sunday. This is a FREE museum with all kinds of information about the Great Lakes, in particular, Lake Superior. There were engine room and bunk room replicas, information about the various freighters, and a great Edmund Fitzgerald display. Since we only had the one night, and also wanted to visit another attraction before closing, we didn't get to spend as much time here as we could have. It is well worth your time to come here, and it's right next to the lift bridge.

Thank Seahorse825
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

I must be honest and admit that we only visited here as the atrocious weather prevented us from doing other things.

It was a good decision though and I'm still astonished that there is no charge for this.

In addition to the many fascinating exhibits there is a documentary running which follows several cargo ships coming in and out of the port to load/unload.

The staff on hand were extremely knowledgeable and welcomed questions.

A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Gill68
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

It has so much history and cool maritime related displays! My son really enjoyed hearing the ship captains talking to the Aerial Lift bridge attendant as the ships got closer and closer to the canal! Just a real neat place to go and it is FREE! They could charge and we would go back!

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I like all the ships that sail the Great Lakes and have learned so much about them at the Maritime Visitor Center. Of course, the first thing I look for is the schedule for arriving/departing ships! The Maritime Center also keeps you aware of the dangers of the Great Lakes as well.

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We got into Duluth kind of late but were able to visit this Visitor Center since it stays open till 9:00 PM. It is an excellent visitor center and maritime museum, with many displays of ships, the lake, the history, everything about the area, and it is FREE. It is right next to the Lift Bridge and you can view the bridge lifting up and the big ships passing through. The center is operated by the Corps of Engineers and should be your first stop during a visit to Duluth.

Thank ChuckBrooks
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