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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

7100 Grand Avenue, Across the road from the Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN 55807
+1 218-624-7549
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Great Family ride , our 3 year old really enjoyed it even though it was about 2 hrs long. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Rochester, Minnesota
both beautiful and historical

we had a lovely day for a train ride west into the industrial areas by Lake Superior and its... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
susan i
Duluth, Minnesota
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Join the fun of traveling the first railroad route into Duluth, a 6-mile historic train journey following the beautiful St. Louis River Estuary in Western Duluth. One hour & fifty minute ride is filled with history, wildlife and incredible scenery. It's the closest view of the river without getting wet! Enjoy the two vintage 100-year-old passenger coaches and the 1946 switch engine. Step outside to ride the Safari Car and experience nature at its best! Wander through the cars freely. Listen to the narration that includes rich Ojibwa history and learn about local landmarks. See views of Duluth that only can be seen by the train with unobstructed views of the lush forested area, grassy meadows, and panoramic views overlooking Wisconsin. See islands that can only be seen by railroad or water. Travel along the 12,000 acre freshwater estuary that as some of the best walleye, Muskie and bass fishing in the state. Check out our Choo Choo Paddle kayak/can shuttle service as well.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7100 Grand Avenue, Across the road from the Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN 55807
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great Family ride , our 3 year old really enjoyed it even though it was about 2 hrs long. Very scenic in the fall.

Thank skidoo500rotax
Reviewed 24 October 2017

we had a lovely day for a train ride west into the industrial areas by Lake Superior and its watershed. So interesting to hear the history of all of western Duluth and beyond and the many industries that have come and gone over the years....More

Thank susan i
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I took the LS&M ride on the last Sunday of the season with my wife, toddler, and a couple of friends. What a gorgeous ride! The weather was sunny and warm, but more importantly, the whole trip down was chock full of Duluth history much...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Our ride was just at peak of colors in Oct 2017. It was a nice sunny day and it was my intention to ride in the open rail car since I am a photographer and wanted to get a few good shots. It was a...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was a fall colors tour and history lesson all aboard a 104 year old train. I loved every second of the ride. The narrator was very knowledgable and all the staff, who are volunteers by the way, were super friendly and jovial. I only...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The staff was super friendly and informative.. The equipment was clean and well taken care off.. The views were breathtaking.. highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The ride was great--we enjoyed sitting in the outdoors and taking in the scenery along the river and beautiful Fall colors. The volunteers who run the train were friendly and enthusiastic.

Thank indigoannie1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What a great way to experience the St. Louis River- by train and kayak! Thanks to the friendly train volunteers and The Spirit Marina. It was a perfect fall day.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We really enjoyed the ride and the fall colors. We had a great experience on the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad. 3 things that were great. The vintage cars from 1912, surprisingly comfortable. Scenery on both sides was great. Time allocated was perfect. 3 things...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It was very "scenic" and cool experience.The guide explanation was excellent on Duluth history.Travelled with family and most liked friend.Would recommend.

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3 September 2016|
Response from Dawn K | Reviewed this property |
We went to 6930 Fremont St. where it starts and parked. It is open Saturdays and Sundays through Mid-October.
24 August 2016|
Response from Dawn K | Reviewed this property |
They only run through mid-October Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am 1:30 pm
Jolene H
18 May 2015|
Response from mcasey78 |
2016 rates are $15 adult $8 4 and older. 10:30 and 1:30 departures...about 90 minute ride