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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Great value for families--Free!

Free maritime museum allows you to wander in after exploring the boardwalk and lighthouse. Several... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Golden Valley, Minnesota
So much to see and learn about ships

Didn't think this would be much since it's free--but it had a whole lot of things to learn about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free maritime museum allows you to wander in after exploring the boardwalk and lighthouse. Several levels with engines, boat navigation gear, data regarding sunken ships, etc.is fun to explore! Video regarding the mining and shipping industry was interesting to our 7 year old grandson and...More

Thank Nanalee3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't think this would be much since it's free--but it had a whole lot of things to learn about and experience. Great place for hands on with children. Great view of the aerial bridge from second floor--was able to watch a pleasure boat with tall...More

Thank R6371HJsusans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son can throw rocks in Lake Superior and we can watch ships and visit the maritime museum. It is always a great time.

Thank cuTRis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's free and awesome, great history of shipping. Right next to the Ariel Lift Bridge and has the most current information on ships coming and going.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always meant to check this out when I've been in Duluth, but somehow we just always ran out of time. What I found when I did finally visit the museum was a terrific series of exhibits that immediately immersed me in the history of...More

Thank Jorge272
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of history and exhibits, this museum is a must-see and FREE. Located by the historic lift bridge and lighthouse, it is an easy access and lots to do around the area.

Thank SherryAnneGraddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long story short, go there, was very much worth it. Bonus, it won't cost you a dime. Think of it as a free museum.

Thank 50,613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free, so stop through! There's a wealth of maritime history and information that's really well presented. You can breeze through in 15-20 minutes, or spend a good hour or 2 thoroughly reading all the exhibits. This is right alongside the aerial bridge area so...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very educational and posted the expected departure and arrival times for large vessels. We enjoyed the museum for awhile and then the lawn out front fora couple hours!

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After lunch at Grandma's, Mom and I visited the Canal Park area and this museum. There are so many interactive exhibits that explain the ore docks and locks plus all sorts of interesting displays on lighthouses, shipwrecks, the ship canal and lift bridge. The museum...More

Thank Robin M
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I do not know. But, I do know that both Duluth, and the Museum are great to visit any time of year, whether any ships are coming in, or not. I was very surprised at how much I liked this city, and I was equally pleased... More