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“Lacking sanitation, filthy, bad value”

North Shore Scenic Railroad
Ranked #22 of 94 things to do in Duluth
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Owner description: History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that built northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lacking sanitation, filthy, bad value”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I booked a reservation for my sister and her husband from out of town for the "beer train." We are over 50. I live in Duluth. I thought it would be fun, with music and snacks. It took ages for us to get moving, there was not one announcement, the whole train was a filthy mess and imagine only two bathrooms for a couple hundred beer drinkers, no place to wash hands. There was only slices of pizza for $1 a piece. Nobody was cleaning anything up. I didn't see anyone checking IDs when we boarded. We sat forever out in the dark someplace while people pushed to get their "free" beer and stumbled around. The people who had booked "first class" said it was just as awful. They paid $60, we paid $45. This was in October, 2012, and I waited to write until I could look at things more objectively. I am embarrassed to be from Duluth and have such a rip off as this. Needless to say, I would never, ever book anything on this filthy train again.

Visited October 2012
4 Thank J N
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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for kids and families”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Took the kids and it was the perfect amount of time and interest for a 5 and 2 year old!! Would go again and possibly take a different tour as they get older.

Thank wils5604
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Steam Engine Ride”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was Fantastic to ride a Steam Engine between Duluth & Two Harbors in MN. View along the ride was breath taking. Staff on board were extremely professional and friendly. One member told us many jokes at various points which kept us all laughing. Also rode the Elegant Dinner Train and the food was Excellent!!

Visited September 2012
3 Thank tobeor82b
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun Trip!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was a fun ride! My kids loved it. We were on the outside car which was fun and a bit loud, but neat to hear the train noises. The tracks went right along Lake Superior it had beautiful views of the lake.

Visited August 2012
Thank ColoradoNative85
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New Richmond, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A wonderful ride on the Mystery train”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Recently I had the chance to ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad's Mystery train. The venue was wonderful, the food terrific and the play very funny. I've ridden the Two Harbors and the Pizza train. Both were great fun and wonderful for kids. The Mystery train is great for an adult trip

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Deanna C
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