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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

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Address: 600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they...

This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.

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If you are a Maritime History buff - don't miss this visitor center

Most Maritime Museums are located off the beaten path, this one is conveniently located in Canal park amongst other worthy attractions to visit. It covers a lot of the maritime... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most Maritime Museums are located off the beaten path, this one is conveniently located in Canal park amongst other worthy attractions to visit. It covers a lot of the maritime history surrounding lake Superior.

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RICE LAKE
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So much information packed into this building. Make it a part of your visit to the Canal Park District of Duluth. With the best view of arriving and departing ships.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Canal Park make sure you stop in the museum. Very interesting facts about the harbor, great lakes, and shipwrecks. Not a big museum, but tons of information. You could be in in 15 mins or hours.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have walked through this museum several times, always a great reminder of the history of Lake Superior Duluth. Located next to the lift bridge and the lighthouse walking area, it is a nice place to pause when looking at the ships coming in.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is a museum about Lake Superior and the Army Corps of Engineers. It is located next to the Duluth Shipping Canal and affords a view of the Duluth Lift Bridge, 2 lighthouses, and shipping traffic. The museum has two floors of exhibits about Lake Superior shipping, navigation, geography, and history. We saw artifacts from... More 

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Thank Dennis L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell they care about quality and cleanliness in the items they have for all to see. I learned many amazing facts and bits of history about this great area from the many models and maps and interactive displays.

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Thank Jake H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible educational experience. Whether its learning about the lake or about the rich history of the ships and those that sail the largest fresh water lake in the world, you wont want to miss it.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see one without the other...Canal Park the Visitor Center for some Great Lakes Background...

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Thank danheibler
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Well, if you dig ships, this is your place. The center is just feet from the canal so if your timing is right you can watch a freighter go through, watch the lift bridge go through its cycle. The museum is cool with informative exhibits about the history of the canal development, the evolvement of ships, ship wreck sites, a... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Free and interesting. There are 3-d displays that show/tell depths of Lake Superior. There are education stations that you can watch actual history on things that have happened. Displays of bunks in ships... Binoculars to watch incoming ships. Overall a good history lesson on lake superior and events that have been tragic and or good throughout the years.

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