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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Very Interesting!

My husband and I decided to do this tour. Sarah was our tour guide and did a fantastic job. She... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherry S
via mobile
Great tour of a real Great Lakes ore boat

Grand kids really liked touring the Irvin. Fun, knowledgable guide. Tour involves lots of steps... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stillwater, MN
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Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I decided to do this tour. Sarah was our tour guide and did a fantastic job. She made sure that everyone knew about the flights of steps (many of them very steep!) we would be taking and how to navigate around the...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed yesterday

Grand kids really liked touring the Irvin. Fun, knowledgable guide. Tour involves lots of steps and ladders.

Thank stillwaterlocal
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't sure how interesting this would be, but it really was. There are a lot of steps, but if you take them slow there's no problem, even with my sister with bad knees. Davin was our tour guide and he was terrific!

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sunday July 16th my family and I went to Duluth to walk around the lake. We decided to take the tour on the S.S William A. Irvin boat and I'm glad we did. Our tour guide Ryan was very helpful and very informative, I've always...More

Thank Tere A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ryan, the guide, was incredible. He was knowledgeable, gracious, and patient. I was on a tour with a rambunctious boy and Ryan was so patient with him, as were the other guests. Thankfully, our tour size was small and intimate. It really allowed for more...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of stairs but very interesting story. Our guide was knowledgable and answered all questions. Recommend this tour

Thank Karla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The William Irvin was a real taconite freight ship, and you get to see practically the whole ship on the tour...see where the crew and captain worked and lived...learn how they loaded and unloaded the cargo...visit the bridge and view the maps and tools that...More

Thank 2ndWindTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is interesting, but our tour group was way too big. We wasted many minutes waiting for the 30+ people to all catch up and pack into tiny rooms. The tour went almost 20 long because of the amount of waiting, and that disrupted...More

Thank FamilyGil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both enjoyed this tour greatly! I'm suspicious that Ryan, our tour guide, has a lot to do with it! He did an excellent job of telling us about the ship and entertaining us while he did it. It was very interesting to see the...More

Thank evatoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the Irvin last month on our vacation to Duluth. My six year old son was the primary reason, but we all ended up enjoying it.

Thank Jason B
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20 September 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
no strollers, .small stairwells and to many steps to go up and down would not recommend stroller of any kind
5 September 2016|
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Response from Shannon D | Reviewed this property |
These types of questions are specific for the operation and should be called in. How would I know? Travelers can tell you if it's handicap friendly, weather friendly, and how the tour was.
Jennifer K
31 August 2016|
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Response from Anjou_Lindgren | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour