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North Shore Scenic Railroad

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Address: 506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
Phone Number: +1 218-722-1273
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History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic...

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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Pumpkin patch train ride

We took a couples train ride to go to the pumpkin patch to pick up our perfect pumpkins we ended up getting two huge pumpkins and a beautiful train ride plus we also got to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Jacquelyn L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking for a Christmas holiday family experience (Grandpa, Grandma, Daughter, Son-in-law and 14 month old Granddaughter) and found the North Shore Scenic Railroad had the "Christmas City Express" trainride and story telling experience. We stayed at Fitger's Inn for the weekend and as a bonus we were able to take in Bentleyville USA also from Fitger's via the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly, helpful staff. We took the train from Fitgers to Bentleyville- quick, easy, and fun for everyone!

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Thank Brooke S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an excellent option to get to Bentleyville! Enjoyed the short train ride from Fitger's Brewery to Bentleyville and back. No hassles with parking. The directions for picking up tickets in the lower level of Fitger's was a bit confusing - it was not marked well. This being the first time, we were not sure where to go. Would... More 

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Thank Mary R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride was a great addition to our trip to Bentleyville. Our three children, 8, 7 and 3 years of age, were mesmerized by the train and the charming conductor who was very professional but a warm character as well. The holiday music piped into the train was a festive touch. Train ran on-time and was a breeze boarding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 hr ride to visit here in Duluth but the ride was worth it.What a beautiful and exciting day spent here with my grandchild and family. She loved the train ride and train museum and seeing Santa at story time. The shops are great along with the restaurants. Next year we would like to spend the weekend... More 

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Thank Fran S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Duluth over Thanksgiving and walked through the Bentleyville Light Display, which was an awesome experience, and then rode on the "Christmas City Express Train." Everything was warm and inviting, and the staff could not have been more polite! Our family of four enjoyed every minute of the new "Christmas City Express Story" book reading, an inspiring and... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE loved this place again this year. WE go to see the re-creation of the Lincoln car that Abe died and was transfered to be laid to rest. It was incredible. a Must see.

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Thank Gina H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We took a couples train ride to go to the pumpkin patch to pick up our perfect pumpkins we ended up getting two huge pumpkins and a beautiful train ride plus we also got to explore the museum. Recommended to go

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Thank Jacquelyn L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We took our niece and nephew on the Pumpkin Patch Train this past weekend and it was very enjoyable! The railroad always puts on a great ride, family oriented, safe, and the pumpkins were huge! We had a great time and would highly recommend.

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Columbia Heights, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My granddaughter had a fantastic time! And everyone on the train seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. We had great weather as well. The train ride was relaxing and stopping to pick out a pumpkin was fun. Even the adults were able to pick out a pumpkin!

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