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“Priceless views of Lake Superior and dogs can go along for free!”

Lutsen Mountain Tram
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Lutsen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: You won't find a better vantage point from which to view the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior's dramatic coastline. This aerial gondola is one of the North Shore's most popular attractions, taking you on a scenic ride to the top of Moose Mountain, rising 1,000 feet over Lake Superior. The gentle ride at treetop level is an experience not to be missed if you're visiting the North Shore! Stop at the Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, a beautiful mountaintop chalet welcoming guests for gorgeous views, relaxation, or for lunch, snacks, and beverages. Inside and outside deck seating is available overlooking Lake Superior. The Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains also hosts our Summit Chalet weddings, our premier destination wedding facility. Enjoy the mountaintop hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and fresh air. The Mountain Tram makes Moose Mountain the most accessible year-round mountaintop destination in Mid-America.
Reviewed June 23, 2011

It is definitely worth the time and money to take the gondola up to the Summit of Lutsen Mountain. After a short 8 minute ride with breathtaking views along the way you arrive at the summit of one of the tallest points in Minnesota. The views of Lake Superior are amazing, especially on a clear, sunny day. Once you reached the top take the short, easy hike to the observation point to see the lush green valley. After that head to the snack bar for a quick sandwich and sit on the deck and look out over Lake Superior. Dogs are allowed on the gondola ride and they are free!

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Reviewed June 10, 2011

We were here in early June 2011 on a weekday and had the place practically to ourselves. You purchase your tickets in the gift shop and then board the mountain tram "gondola" car (it's enclosed except for a few inches open above the door handle). Beautiful views of streams, foliage, deer, as you ascend up the moutain. At the top, you exit and there is a chalet-type restaurant with outdoor tables. The view of Lake Superior is outstanding. When you are ready, just present your return ticket to the gondola attendant for a leisurely ride back down the mountain. I think we paid about $12 each (adults). Well worth the time & money.

3  Thank LoveMaineLighthouses
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

I just visited Lutsen mountain tram and it was some $11 and believe me the view is worth all the money you spend on the ride. It's AMAZING especially during the fall season. The color right now are at their peak... worth a trip.

4  Thank RGupta08
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Reviewed June 26, 2010

The ride itself is thrilling.
But the view of the fall color bed from the view point at the top of the ride is marvellous.
Best spot to see fall colors .

2  Thank lovethegreens
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Reviewed September 12, 2007

The views while on this tram up the mountain were great. The view at the top was even better! We were there in early September. If you can plan your trip here during the fall colors, the view would be spectacular. I would recommend this to anyone visiting this area.

Thank ginlee42
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