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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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Fall colors

The staff was super friendly and informative.. The equipment was clean and well taken care off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlie S
Great ride!

The ride was great--we enjoyed sitting in the outdoors and taking in the scenery along the river... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
indigoannie1
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Eden Prairie, 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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7100 Grand Avenue, Across the road from the Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, MN 55807
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+1 218-624-7549
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank AmaravatiTourism
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, very reasonable cost. The people who operate this excursion train are very competent and very friendly. The length of the ride is just right - not too long, not too short. The train travels right at the edge of the St. Louis...More

Thank stitches55044
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our train ride through woods and basically through water was great. The narrator did a great job of telling us what scenic or historic places we were passing. The narration was only one way so you could just be an observer on the way back....More

Thank 2torgys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the train this morning. Wonderful tour guides filled us in on important historical details and even provided coloring books and crayons for my granddaughter. Beautiful scenery throughout the ride.

Thank Polly T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some very beautiful scenery of both the river and land area. Also some very interesting history. Great volunteers run the trip!

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time on this little railroad. The cars and tracks were refurbished authentically completely by volunteers. The train moved beautifully through the landscape and I was constantly entertained by the history shared by the guides. An all volunteer venture that gives an...More

Thank memarac
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shoppermd50
3 September 2016|
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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.
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missannie
24 August 2016|
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Response from Dawn K | Reviewed this property |
They only run through mid-October Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am 1:30 pm
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Jolene H
18 May 2015|
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Response from mcasey78 |
2016 rates are $15 adult $8 4 and older. 10:30 and 1:30 departures...about 90 minute ride
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