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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
+1 218-720-5260
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Lots to take in and learn about

We enjoyed this museum more than we thought and stayed for a long time. The recovered shipwreck... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
via mobile
Education and Fun but Very Expensive

My wife and kids really liked this place but when I looked at the credit card receipt, after our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hurley, Wisconsin
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This maritime museum details the Great Lakes' history and the part they played in the shipping industry.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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600 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-3102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum more than we thought and stayed for a long time. The recovered shipwreck items were especially interesting. There were lots of interactive displays as well.

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and kids really liked this place but when I looked at the credit card receipt, after our visit, I had to step back a bit. Four of us, two kids and two adults, was just under $100. Holy cats, I could have gone...More

Thank DonandLisaFromUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've always enjoyed stopping in this Museum when we were on Canal Park. It's not too big but it's nice and informative. The view of the lake from the museum is beautiful and I think all ages would enjoy this stop.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This museum was surprisingly interesting and larger than it seemed. It has fun exhibits about shipping, geology, and Great Lakes history. The information is good for kids and adults.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 13 November 2017

4 of us adults took in the Museum this fall after visiting Split Rock Lighthouse ( another great place on the North Shore). It had more things to see than any of us had foreseen. We learned about the geology and the great history of...More

Thank stpaulpaul
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you are in Duluth for Lake Superior you must stop here. I have come here since I was a kid & went with my 12 yr old & enjoyed it like when I was a kid. Learn so much about the lake & shipping.

Thank mnmoose5
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is not a large museum but filled with facts and exhibits about the shipping on the great lakes. It is free so the price is right. A welcome quiet retreat from the tourist area it is in.

Thank jimandbevh
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great visitors center with a combination museum. The exhibits had great information on the history of the canal, bridge, area, etc. It was well worth the visit and they had a very nice gift shop. I would start your Canal Place visit here first.

Thank Windsurferguy01
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place presents is a quality depiction of history, without flashing lights and screens and the wow factor. The events reviewed and depicted are WOW enough. It's simply-presented information and lots of photos of the old ships, especially the Edmund Fitzgerald. You really get the...More

Thank KateShrewsbury
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to get some information about local attractions. The woman working was beyond helpful. Gave great suggestions and showed us prices, helped plan out our next day in the area. The museum was also interesting. Could have spent much more time there.

Thank Katelyn B
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Response from ovolacto | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. But, I do know that both Duluth, and the Museum are great to visit any time of year, whether any ships are coming in, or not. I was very surprised at how much I liked this city, and I was equally pleased... More