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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Waste of money!!

First off we paid $145.00 for us 5 to ride. First no air at all. We were sweating like a sauna... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Darell L
Fargo, North Dakota
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Beer Train

Took the train for the annual beer train event. The event went well and everyone in our party had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nathan R
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that built northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First off we paid $145.00 for us 5 to ride. First no air at all. We were sweating like a sauna because the windows in our car don't go down. Going back some of us stood the whole way back in between cars to get...More

Thank Darell L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the train for the annual beer train event. The event went well and everyone in our party had a good time. For some of the ride one of the bar cars was without power but that actually made things more fun for this particular...More

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The train tour gave a perspective of things which can't be easily seen from anywhere else along the north shore. The entire staff was very professional. We took the 90 minute trip because of our schedule, but I would recommend the longer Two Harbors trip...More

Thank sbyoungberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two Harbors trip drops you a few city blocks from their historic lighthouse. Many interesting shops, DQ for the kid in all of us. Blackwood's fine lunch and dining.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful museum! It would take a day to see all adequately. Thank you for that opportunity. The ride on the Zephyr fulfilled all my hopes and wishes. The Dome Car was terrific, if a bit warm (sunny day, AC not at its best),...More

Thank NeaChea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the first scenic ride of the day which is a 90 minute roundtrip. It was a very informative trip as we learned not only Duluth, but also Lake Superior. Only be sure when you leave the depot to have a seat on the...More

Thank MNgirl3309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time riding on the Steam Train in Duluth. It is an amazing experience, that is kept going by the wonderful volunteers & Railroad enthusiasts of the Duluth area. Ride the train, make memories, tell your family & friends.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the trip. Glad we did the dome car. Great family time. Enjoyed the museum as well. Fun fun, fun!!

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected the dome car and I am glad we did. Our "porter" was delightful, efficient and added to the trip. The treats were good. I have not done the coach, but feel the view from the dome was better.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode the steam train to Two Harbors and back. It was a fantastic trip. The train crew did a fantastic job getting us there and back. We spent 2 hours in Two Harbors sight seeing and grabbing a bite to eat. But the train...More

Thank oneshot1only
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Caroline S
29 July 2017|
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Response from JohnfaeHuntly | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it and didn't see any dogs. The staff and volunteers at the Railroad are very approachable and would be able to answer your question by e-mail or phone
18 January 2017|
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Response from KathyPLMN | Reviewed this property |
There is one trip that drops you off to explore the area (known for lighthouse) and comes back a few hours later. But the area this. Train took was through back yards and not much visible. We stopped only to wait for them... More
Anne B
27 October 2016|
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Response from KathyPLMN | Reviewed this property |
Website is Great Northern Railway in Duluth. I had previously been on a Mystery Murder Ride that had the greatest gourmet food and a fun time solving the murder/comedy. They have a calendar on their website for the whole... More