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Lift bridge and the Maritime Museum are outstanding

Our hotel was right next to the Lift Bridge and we enjoy staying there so we can see the bridge go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excelsior, Minnesota
Great fun if you like big ships

See a big freighter go in or out under the lift bridge. Feed seagulls. Visit the maritime museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
+1 218-788-6430
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our hotel was right next to the Lift Bridge and we enjoy staying there so we can see the bridge go up and down and watch the ships come through. It is a beautiful structure!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

See a big freighter go in or out under the lift bridge. Feed seagulls. Visit the maritime museum. Eat at Grandma's. For the full experience, stay at the South Pier Inn and you can literally live at the bridge.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so Beautiful to look at this whether it is day or night. There’s something magical about the bridge lifting any huge tanker going underneath.

Thank my2ndact
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool to see the bridge left to let the big ships in and out. At night is all light up. Great place to kids of all ages. You can walk along the canal and the lake. There is a museum right there you can...More

Thank 622sarac622
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can, try and visit when a ship is going through. You can find schedules online or at the Museum in the park. be warned though, the loud horn of the bridge and ships definitely will scare little kids.

Thank Roon87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather unique attraction. Watch the bridge lift up to allow large boats and ships to pass between the harbor and the lake.

Thank HemlockHill12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally free and so interesting and full of information! Don’t make the mistake of just stopping and looking at the bridge! Go inside the visitor’s center and check out all the cool stuff inside. Also, try to time your visit so you can see a...More

Thank Atticusmam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so exciting to watch the 1000 FT boats come in blow their horns and the bridge answers. I could do it every week.

Thank Odell B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fun to walk and drive across. the immediate bridge and viewing area is perfect to watch the freighters coming in and out. one can watch the bridge go up and down a 1000 times or more. it never gets old.

Thank TravelGavin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is such an icon of Duluth, but driving across it is when you really appreciate it. Love how it is lit at night - really shows off the architecture!

Thank jimmylongoria
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21 May 2018|
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Response from Clean56 | Reviewed this property |
Vista cruises
21 May 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
There are boat tours of the harbor and lake-we've taken the Vista Fleet tours and found them interesting. You can fish from shore along the lake or harbor. Brighton Beach at the north end of town is great for picnics... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!