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“Great Family Activity or History Buff Activity” 5 of 5 bubbles
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.
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Family Activity or History Buff Activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

In Duluth, in the Canal Park District, you will find the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center right next to the canal that allows the 1000 foot laker ships to enter the harbor. The Visitor Center is free and very child friendly with many hands on displays to amuse all ages of visitors. The visitor center broadcasts the arrival and departure times of the huge laker ships so you can watch the ships pass through the canal and under an aerial lift bridge. There are many great photo opportunities inside the visitor center as well as along the canal. Many children are enthralled by the bold sea gulls that frequent the grounds looking for popcorn or other human treats that visitors attempt to feed them. History buffs will enjoy the many artifacts that are displayed as well as the video presentations that describe the shipping history of the region.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“last tiem was in Oct 2012 you need to know info they always have a couple people on hand to give you many answers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

check out the notical photos in there and you will become an expert on knowledge and history in minutes . he ha

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln
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157 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great place to learn about the Lake and shipping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

You can take a little or a lot of time to see this attraction right by the Duluth entrance to the harbor.THere is information about shipping, the lake, the people involved, ship wrecks and more.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Closed due to Government Shutdown”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Shame on the government! Have been here before. It is free and so fun. Loaded with info, fun facts, adults and kids alike love it. One star is for the government!

Visited October 2013
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun for the Whole Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Learn about Lake Superiors Maritime history and even catch ships entering and leaving. The museum has lots of things to keep yourself and kids entertained.

Visited July 2013
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