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There's a lot to explore and experience here! Spend some time on the water, get outside and explore nature, run, climb, jump and find out why Duluth is Outside Magazine's "Best Town Ever."

EXPLORATION + ADVENTURE

The listings below include all types of Exploration + Adventure attractions options in alphabetical order with those in the city of Duluth displayed first followed by those that are outside city limits.

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#FLYDuluth

4535 Airport Approach Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 461-0520

#FLYDuluth is the home base for all Flight Tours and introductory flight lessons known as Discovery Flights for the Duluth Flying Club. It's the perfect place for visitors, family, friends, and acquaintances to be exposed to our community’s extensive world of aviation!


Adventure Zone

329 Lake Avenue South
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-4000

There is something for everyone at the Adventure Zone of Canal Park! The Northland’s newest family attraction boasts over 50,000 square feet of fun featuring Laser Tag, Batting Cages, mini golf, the largest video/redemption arcade in the area, Vertical Endeavor’s rock climbing walls, a kid’s playground, an 18’ inflatable fire truck slide and more! Make us your party headquarters!


Bayfront Festival Park

Bayfront Festival Park 350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-5573

Few things are more fun than a summer concert on the bright, beautiful shores of our big lake. And Bayfront Festival Park makes it better than ever! Enjoy comfortable concert surroundings, all-new facilities, enhanced vendor areas, spectacular landscaping and a natural amphitheater, which provides an unobstructed view of every concert, as well as ships in the harbor beyond. The quintessential outdoor concert park, Bayfront welcomes countless local, regional and national acts, including the famous Bayfront Blues Festival every August. Bayfront, like no place else in Minnesota, it is the place to be this summer.

In winter, Bayfront really comes to life with the largest holiday display in the Midwest. Experience the magic of nearly 3 million lights illuminating Bayfront Festival Park during the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Be amazed by the tallest steel animated Christmas tree in the U.S. Bayfront Park also welcomes thousands of cheerful winter enthusiasts to an old-fashioned skating rink surrounded with the kind of warmth you find only in a Norman Rockwell original. Skate, stroll, sit in the silence of a starry winter’s night and enjoy the splendor of our most dazzling season.


Beaver Air Tours by Lake Country Air Service

5000 Minnesota Ave. • Hanger #9
Duluth, MN 55802
(612) 812-1223

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the beautiful Twin Ports in the famous de Havilland Beaver seaplane. Soar over mansions, ore docks, historic sites and more with window seats and personalized headsets for a smooth, narrated tour with your experienced pilot. Tours are offered until mid-October and can accommodate groups of up to seven individuals (weight limitations apply). Flight times range from 10 minutes to an hour long, depending on the number of passengers. Custom trips, charters and hourly rates are also available.


Bob Dylan Way

• Extends from Michigan Street at 5th Avenue West to 15th Avenue East & London Road
Duluth, MN 55802

Duluth is proud to be the birthplace of celebrated singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Though his time in Duluth was brief—he moved to Hibbing, Minn. at the age of six—Dylan’s artistic spirit lives on in our community’s lively arts and cultural scene. In May 2006, the city of Duluth designated a cultural pathway in honor of Dylan’s 65th birthday. The 1.8-mile Bob Dylan Way, marked with signage, winds through downtown, extending from Michigan Street at 5th Avenue West to 15th Avenue East and London Road. The drive follows Michigan Street, Superior Street and London Road (which leads to the“Highway 61 Revisted” of the album), linking some of our city’s celebrated cultural assets, including the Depot and the old Armory. Fitger’s Brewery Complex, located at 600 East Superior Street, houses a new exhibit about Bob Dylan. Stop by to learn more about this local legend.


Clayton-Jackson McGhie Memorial

Clayton-Jackson McGhie Memorial E 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-2990

"It is by remembering the injustice of our past that we learn to live with justice in the future." Likenesses of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are enshrined by a solemn memorial in downtown Duluth, right at the intersection where, in 1920, they were victims of a lynch mob. Falsely accused of rape, the three young African- Americans were dragged from jail, tried on the street in front of 5,000-10,000 people, and then hanged in the chaos that ensued. It was perhaps the worst day in Duluth’s history, but the opening of this memorial in 2003 helps begin the healing of the wounds of our past. All are welcome to attend the Day of Remembrance observance held annually at the Memorial on June 15.


Day Tripper of Duluth


Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 390-1605

Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. We offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in EVERY SEASON. Visit our website to see our full listing of trips and camping options. Come try fat biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more! Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.


The Duluth Experience

211 East 2nd Street • Suite 4
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 464-6337

The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!


Duluth Flying Club

4535 Airport Approach Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 461-0520

The Duluth Flying Club is passionate about providing our members the public with the best that aviation has to offer. We have a Cirrus SR20, with seating up to 4, available to rent hourly, or for overnight/multi-day trips. We also have a Piper Twin Comanche, with seating up to 6. The twin is a great airplane to get a multi-engine rating and to build flight hours to meet airline minimum multi-engine requirements.

- Rent a plane (if you have your pilots license)
- Take a flight tour… anyone welcome!
- Take lessons towards acquiring your pilots license.


Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark

2400 London Road
Duluth, 55812
(218) 728-3601 • (800) 777-7925

Imagine a Polynesian indoor waterpark that is 30,000-square-feet of pure, water-soaked fun! That’s exactly what visitors will find at “The Edge” in Duluth, Minnesota. The Edge takes guests far away to a tropical island–with an exploding volcano and Polynesian-themed water adventures all around. Eat, drink and relax at Tiki Tom’s Oasis & Grill. Hours of tropical entertainment for the kids in our 2,000-square-foot arcade. Two four-story slides will take guests on thrilling rides that end in our splash pool. The Edge also features a large interactive children’s wet and wild play area. For more information, log onto www.duluthwaterpark.com or call for reservations. Slide into the fun and book your reservations now!

Winter Hours: Mon-Thurs/ 8 am-12 pm, 4 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sun/ 8 am-10 pm

Summer Hours: 8 am-10 pm daily.
Hours subject to change.

Admission is complimentary with guest room. Fully accessible.


Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-FISH (3474)

Great Lakes Aquarium is located on the harbor in Duluth, just off exit 256B on I-35. Featuring five daily programs, this hands-on discovery center inspires guests to explore animals and habitats found in the Great Lakes Basin and other waters of the world. Visitors experience the geologic forces that shaped Lake Superior; watch as divers feed fish in a massive, two-story tank; raise and lower locks on a scale model of the Great Lakes; witness North American river otters at play; and pet young sturgeon. Exhibits showcase 230 different species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals providing a unique window into watery worlds. The Aquarium is currently home to more than 1,000 animals in all. Visitors of all ages will be captivated gazing at swimming seahorses, feeding lively rainbow and brook trout, and watching our river otters at play. A changeable exhibit gallery, designed to interpret marine animals and habitat, currently features Shipwrecks Alive! featuring sharks, stingrays and coral reef fish, exploring the life that teems underwater as sunken ships become habitat.


Korean Veterans Memorial

Lakeplace Park
Duluth, MN 55802

Dedicated on August 21, 2003, the Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Korean conflict. Learn about Duluth’s B Company, a highly decorated group of local soldiers, most of whom served in combat. The memorial is illuminated and especially poignant at night.


Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

7100 Grand Avenue • (across from the Lake Superior Zoo, behind the Little Store)
Duluth, MN 55816
218-624-7549

Join the fun of traveling the first railroad route into Duluth, a 6 mile historic train journey following the beautiful St. Louis River Corridor in West Duluth. The one hour, forty minute ride is filled with history, wildlife and incredible scenery. This ride is the closest view of the river without getting wet! Check out the two vintage 100 year old passenger coaches and the 1946 switch engine. Step outside to the outdoor Safari Car and experience nature at its best! Wander through the cars freely.

Listen to the narration that includes rich Ojibwa history and learn about local land marks such as:
• Beaver Dam • Munger Landing • Clough Island • Blackmere Curve • Spirit Island • Skimmer Pond • Mud Lake • Oliver Bridge • Plus more!!

See views of Duluth that only can be seen by the train with unobstructed views of the lush forest and panoramic views overlooking Wisconsin. See islands that can only be seen by rail road or water. Travel along the 12,000 acre freshwater estuary that has some of the best walleye, muskie and bass fishing in the state.

Enjoy watching the yellow switch engine as it uncouples from the west-bound train and circles over to the opposite end to couple back up to the train to head east to the Ticket Office. Take an engine tour before the ride, meet the crew: Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Narrator, and Car Host- and take lots of photos along the way. This ride is a one of a kind, unique rail road experience!

Be sure to join us for the fall color show when the trees in the River Corridor show off, it is spectacular!

2016 Season: June 13, 2015, through October 11, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays only Departs at 10:30am and 1:30pm Adults $13.50, Children (4-12 yrs) $8.00 Three years and younger ride free


Lake Superior Helicopters

4525 Airport Approach Road • PO Box 15035
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 461-2857

Lake Superior Helicopters offers breathtaking and affordable helicopter tours for all ages. There are several options available to experience all that the Twin Ports area has to offer. Travel up the North Shore, fly over various landmarks including the Duluth Harbor and the Glensheen Mansion, and lay your eyes on beautiful terrain including the St. Louis River and Jay Cook State Park. Allow us to provide you the opportunity to take part in what many call the most memorable experience of their lives.


Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
(US Army Corps of Engineers)

600 South Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 720-5260;Boatwatchers Hotline, 24 hours in season,(218) 722-6489

Film shows, model ships and exhibits featuring commercial shipping activities on Lake Superior and in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. At Canal Park, you are within yards of giant lake carriers and foreign ships as they pass under the world-famous Aerial Lift Bridge. While you are there, sit back and enjoy the beautiful gulls and walk along the canal’s piers to its lighthouses. New exhibits on lighthouses and vessel traffic opened with assistance from the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association which operates a small gift shop. Open year-round. No admission. Programs always free. Groups must register in advance. It’s the boat watcher’s paradise. Come and enjoy it.

Spring (mid-March thru May): 10am-4:30pm daily; Fri. and Sat. closing at 6pm

Summer (June thru mid-Oct): 10am-9pm daily

Fall (mid-Oct thru mid-Dec): 10am-4:30pm daily

Winter (mid-Dec thru mid-March): 10am-4:30pm Fri, Sat, and Sun.

Free admission. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp. Restrooms are accessible.


Lake Superior Railroad Museum

506 West Michigan Street • The Depot, downtown Duluth
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-7590; (218) 727-8025 ext. 503 (programs/tours)

Climb up in the cab of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives and take the throttle of the huge Yellowstone Class Mallet. Experience what the trainmen saw, sitting high in the cupola of a wooden caboose, and learn why they called the last car on a train “the crummy.” Imagine what dining on the rails was like as you marvel at one-of-a-kind dining car china and table settings displayed in a restored, turn-of-the-century coach. The history of railroading in Minnesota starts with the state’s first steam locomotive, the William A. Crooks, shown on Track Seven. From steam-powered rotary snow removal equipment to a FREE trolley ride, there’s something for everyone at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Plan to spend several hours here and bring your camera!

Summer Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day 9:30am-6pm daily

Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/10am-5pm and Sun/1pm-5pm.

Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

Call for group rates and special accessibility information. Combo tickets let you save money on a tour of the museum, the Depot and a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad.


Lake Superior Zoo

7210 Fremont Street • (72nd Avenue West & Grand Avenue)
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 730-4500


Duluth's Wild Side!
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Duluth, MN, you’ve come to the right place. Located just 10 minutes from downtown/Canal Park, the Lake Superior Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience for animal lovers of all ages. The zoo is home to numerous endangered and threatened animals such as snow leopard, Amur tiger, swamp monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, Pallas’ cats, Angolan colobus, and more. Be sure to check out the daily animal enrichment schedule, designed to excite both animals and visitors alike. Explore the zoo’s beautiful 16 acre park, located at the base of Spirit Mountain and on the banks of Kingsbury Creek. Enjoy waterfalls, bridges, wildlife, hiking trails and more. The zoo’s other amenities include the Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop featuring souvenirs, Trouble’s a Brewin’ coffee and fair trade gift items from around the world, the Zoo Train (seasonal), stroller and wagon rentals, free parking, the Safari Café (seasonal), special tours, group discounts, and private and after-hours rentals. Visit www.LSZooDuluth.org for a complete list of offerings, upcoming special events, and today’s schedule. Open year-round, seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

SUMMER HOURS:
(June-September) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WINTER HOURS:
(October-May) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Lakewalk

The Lakewalk
Duluth, MN 55802

The Lakewalk is 7 miles long, and goes from Canal Park to 60th Avenue East. Take a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, stopping for ice cream or a Lakeview lunch. Strap on your skates and break a sweat. Or, rent bikes for the whole family and glide up and down the gentle hills.


North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 West Michigan Street • The Depot, downtown Duluth
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-1273 • (800) 423-1273

A conductor checks your ticket and calls out “All Aboard!” Three short blasts of the whistle and your adventure begins. As the train pulls out of the historic Union Depot in downtown Duluth, your narrator explains the history of our region and the role that railroads played in its development. Two lines of steel lead the train through the city, Canal Park, along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic Northwoods. Riding in vintage open and air-conditioned coaches, you’ll cross over North Shore rivers that splash and tumble towards Lake Superior. Riding the train is great fun! Excursions run seven days a week during the summer, weekends in the spring and fall. Take the 1 1/2-hour Lester River Trip, a six-hour excursion to Two Harbors or the popular family “Pizza Train.” There are “Elegant Dinner Trains,” “Murder Mystery Trains,” “The Grandma’s Marathon Special” and others. Call for group rates and special charters. Trains depart from behind the Depot, May-Oct. Call for accessibility information. Combo tickets earn a generous discount to visit the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot, which includes three museums, including the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and two art galleries.

NEW−Steam Train weekends in September and October. Call for reservations.


Playfront Park on the Bay

Playfront Park
Duluth, MN 55802

Playfront Park on the Bay features a unique children's playground built by the Junior League of Duluth and Duluth citizens, Playfront Park is located inside Bayfront Festival Park at the base of 5th Ave West. This new playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children's balance, coordination and strength. The park is open daily for children of all ages.


Positive Energy Outdoors

• 15 miles N of Duluth near Island Lake
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 391-0147/(218) 428-5990

Dog Sledding/Skijoring Help harness our friendly Alaskan huskies and enjoy expert instruction on trails rivaling the BWCAW.

Draft Horses Sleigh and wagon rides, learn to harness and drive or just enjoy the ride.

Rock Climbing In Duluth and up the shore, climbing for all ages and abilities - ask about winter ice climbing half-day to full-day trips!

Kayaking Private Inland lake just north of Duluth or Lake Superior at Two Harbors, Split Rock Lighthouse or the fantastic sea cliffs of Shovel Point or Palisade Head. Kids love our youth-sized kayaks! Safety skills and big water techniques or leisurely tours, kayak fishing options.

Team Building Portable climbing wall and/or group challenges expertly facilitated and processed.

Positive Energy Outdoor (ed)Ventures is at 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and proceeds from Outdoor (ed)Ventures programming benefits outings for youth agencies in the Twin Ports region.


The Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park

Leif Erikson Park • 13th Avenue East & London Road
Duluth, MN 55802

A spectacular extension of Leif Erikson Park, Duluth's Rose Garden offers a beautiful arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. There's also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden and plenty of benches overlooking the lake.


S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-7876; (218) 727-0022

The William A. Irvin was the proud flagship of the U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet. The Irvin provided elegance and comfort to the dignitaries and guests it carried. From the millions of tons of iron ore loaded, to its magnificently appointed wood-paneled staterooms and fine dining, the Irvin was the pride of the fleet.

Open daily May-October, guided tours only.

Call 218-722-7876 for admission rates. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more by calling (218) 623-1236. Located in the Minnesota Slip in the heart of Canal Park just across from the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

Kids 10 and under get in FREE per each paid adult!

Check out www.duluthhauntedship.com for information on the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship!


Scenic Byways

• Skyline Drive, Scenic Hwy 61, Hwy 11 & Gunflint Trail, Superior National Forest Byway
Duluth, MN

Enjoy a change of pace with a relaxing drive on one of our many nearby Scenic Byways. Whether you are traveling to a particular destination or just meandering, State and National Scenic Byways are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the road less traveled. Scenic Highway 61 has been named an All-American Road. This breathtaking section of highway, which runs more than 120 miles from Duluth up Lake Superior's North Shore to the Canadian Border, is the northernmost tip of one of America's most fabled thoroughfares.


Skyline Drive, Scenic Byway


Duluth, MN

A dramatic 30-mile drive 600 feet above the shoreline. Superb views of Lake Superior, the harbor and Twin Ports; famed Hawk Ridge on Seven Bridges Road; rock canyons, and tumbling streams. Frequent observation points and markers.


Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 628-2891 • (800) 642-6377

Hop on the "Timber Twister" Alpine Coaster or the "Timber Flyer" Zip Line for year-round fun unlike anything in the Midwest. In the warmer months you can play 9 holes of Mini Golf, take a scenic chairlift ride, or try our NEW lift-access downhill mountain biketrails. And in the brisker months you can zip down the snow covered slopes at the NEW 4-lane Snow Tubing Park.


Top Hat Carriage Service

408 Canal Park Drive • Corner of Morse & Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 269-3251

Enjoy a romantic, old-fashioned carriage ride May-Oct in Duluth’s Canal Park. These horse-drawn rides give you a tour of Canal Park’s many sights and take you along the shore of Lake Superior. Rides begin in the Marine Museum parking lot next to the canal where the huge oceangoing ships enter the harbor. No reservations needed. Operating from early afternoon until after dark. Also, consider a wedding (or other event) carriage ride in Canal Park, the Rose Garden or other location of your choice.

Want to Autumn hike and set up a remote luxury camp in the Northwoods of Minnesota or Wisconsin? Leave your backpack at home. Our horses will carry all your gear. Also, Sept and Oct Leaf Turning carriage rides are available for groups of 15 to 30 on Duluth’s spectacular East Hillside and quaint Seven Bridges Road.


Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing Facility

329 South Lake Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 279-9980

Our facility beckons visitors with the giant VE logo on our front wall. Once inside, the center point is a giant lighthouse which truly gives it a North Shore feel. Vertical Endeavors features climbing surfaces reaching heights of up to 42 feet. A large bouldering cave rounds out what is one of the Midwest's most impressive indoor climbing facilities. Vertical Endeavors is a full service climbing facility offering indoor and outdoor lessons, kids programs; including birthday parties, scout troops, church youth groups, day camps and many others. Our experiential and teambuilding programs are perfect for sports teams, corporate and non-profit groups. A complete pro-shop makes fulfilling all of your climbing needs affordable and convenient. Special discounts are available for members. Stay tuned to VerticalEndeavors.com for details on all of the ongoing programs and upcoming events. *A Liability Waiver must be filled out completely by each climber or climber's parent or court appointed legal guardian prior to participation.

BONUS: One day pass at our gym allows you to come and go throughout the day, at any time during our hours of operation. This means you can enjoy lunch in Canal Park or take a break at the hotel and still come back and climb!

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

DAILY PASS
Weekday $14.00 +tax
Weekend $14.00 +tax

FAMILY DAY PASS
$60 family of 4*
$12/ each additional family member
Prices includes All Day Passes & Harness Rentals
*Parents and their children ages 18 or under who live together.

RENTALS
Rental Package $10.00 +tax
Single Rental Item $4.00 +tax
Helmet: Free


Veterans Evergreen Memorial Highway

• Along the scenic St. Louis River
Duluth, MN

A colorful alternative to I-35, the Veteran's Memorial Highway follows the scenic St. Louis River from Duluth to Askov through Jay Cooke and Banning State Parks. It's a perfect "Sunday Drive" any day of the week.


Veterans Memorial Hall

506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-7500

Encounter history through the artifacts and stories of veterans connected to northeastern Minnesota. Created in 1909, the hall now hosts more than 1,500 military and home front artifacts and 6,000 veteran stories, among the largest collections in Minnesota. The current exhibit, Generations of Service, illuminates 150 years of U.S. military history by bringing the stories and artifacts of local service members and families into focus. Free admission. Open daily.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Lakeplace Park
Duluth, MN 55802

A tribute to the brave men and women who died and to those who have not yet returned, this solemn memorial offers a place of healing for veterans and their families. As the sun rises over Lake Superior, each name on the wall is illuminated, and as it sets, a beacon is aimed skyward-like the flashlight of a lost soldier showing our veterans the way home.


Vista Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises

323 Harbor Drive • Waterfront side of the (DECC) Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-6218 • (877) 883-4002

No trip to Duluth is complete without experiencing the majestic beauty of Lake Superior aboard the Vista Fleet! Choose Your Cruise; from our sensational sunset dinner cruises catered by Savories Catering, exciting narrated sightseeing tours, relaxing cocktail cruises, and delightful ice cream and pizza cruises with entertainment for the whole family. Experience the wonders of Lake Superior as we cruise next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels to take in the activities of the Twin Ports harbor. See lighthouses, ships, beautiful waters and more during your narrated tour aboard the Vista Fleet. Daily May-October. Call for individual and group rates and schedule information. Wheelchair accessible on the 1st deck only.

Please call or visit our website for the current cruise schedule and specials! Schedule varies throughout our season and is subject to change and cancellations.


The Waterfront Sculpture Walk

The Lakewalk
Duluth, MN 55802

Offering more than beautiful lake views and charming shops and restaurants, Duluth's waterfront is an expression of art. A series of prized sculptures representing the social, cultural and historical values of Duluth and its Sister Cities in Vaxjo, Sweden; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Perozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara, Japan, create a casual stroll through an outdoor gallery of international art.


Western Waterfront Trail

Grand Ave at 72nd Ave W • (Across from the Zoo)
Duluth, MN

Grand Avenue at 72nd Avenue West (across from the Zoo). A 3 1/2 mile path along the St. Louis River. This trail is ideal for hiking, jogging, biking, showshoeing and general sightseeing. Great opportunity to view a variety of species of plants and animals.


Alpine Slide at Lutsen Mountains

Ski Hill Road • 90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
Lutsen, MN 55612
(218) 663-7281

Ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain with a leisurely chairlift ride, then hop on your sled and cruise down an exhilarating half-mile of twisting, turning track. You control the speed - take it slow or let it rrrippp! It's amusement park fun the whole family will enjoy in classic North Shore style. Open mid-May through mid-October 10am - 5pm


Good Earth Outfitters

22670 Siskiwit Bay Pkwy
Cornucopia, WI 54827
715-742-3910

Come see the world famous Apostle Islands Mainland Sea Caves. Good Earth Outfitters LLC provides power boat tours from Cornucopia, WI to the breathtaking Mainland Sea Caves (also known as the Ice Caves in the Winter), Sand Island and throughout the Apostle Islands. We only take out six passengers or less so our tours are very personalized. We are able to get much closer to the rock formations (and even into some of them weather permitting) than the larger tour boats. Our Captain will provide you with a historical overview and information while you have ample time for excellent photo opportunities. Located a short 60 miles Northeast of Duluth, MN, Good Earth Outfitters LLC is in the quaint Village of Cornucopia, WI. The Mainland Sea Caves Tour last approximately 1.5 hours and is very reasonably priced. Our tour schedule varies throughout our season (May-October). Visit our website www.Good-Earth-Outfitters.com for a list of our current tours and times. Please book your tour online as tours fill up fast.


Madeline Island Ferry Line, Inc.

825 Main Street
La Pointe, WI 54850
(715) 747-2051

Walk, bike or drive on board! Just 90 minutes from Duluth, enjoy the beautiful Lake Superior scenery and the magnificent beaches on Madeline Island. Connecting Bayfield and the Island, our ferries cross the 2.5-mile channel in 25 minutes and offer spectacular views of the Apostle Islands. Relax and let the magic of Lake Superior weave its spell. Operating season is April through mid- Jan, with trips running every 1/2 hour during the summer months.


Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

305 Harbor View Parkway • Belknap & Hwys 2/53
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-7151 • (888) 816-WWII (9944)


A tribute to all those who fought and died, worked and waited.
Consider times when ordinary people are called on to do extraordinary things...a young farm boy takes to the sky in defense of our freedoms and makes his mark on the world...we take a stand on protecting democracy and our sons and daughters answer the call.These are the stories of our veterans-the people who have put their lives on hold to make sure we sleep safely under the blanket of Freedom. Immerse yourself in their stories and learn about Dick Bong, the US’s leading fighter pilot, and see first-hand an example of a rare P-38 Lightning, the aircraft Our“Ace of Aces” flew to fame.

Hours of Operation:
Summer (Mid-May to Mid-Oct)
Mon-Sat/9am-5pm, Sun/Noon-5pm

Winter (Mid-Oct to Mid-May)
Tues-Sat/9am-5pm

Admission: Adults $9, Seniors and students $8. Children 7-12, $7. Children 5 and under-free. Active duty military-free. Special family and group rates available; please call for information on special programs. ADA Compliant. Easy in and out for Bus Tours.


Summit Express Gondola at Lutsen Mountains

467 Ski Hill Road • 90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
Lutsen, MN 55612
(218) 663-7281

A full day of family fun. MOUNTAIN TRAM: Two-mile ride in enclosed four-person aerial gondola to Moose Mountain summit. Scenic views of Lake Superior and North Shore mountains. Hiking Trails. Mountaintop Restaurant. Spectacular Fall Colors. ALPINE SLIDE: A summer luge run, fun for all ages. Scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain, followed by an exhilarating sled ride down through dips and hairpin curves.


Superior Hiking Trail

731 Seventh Avenue • PO Box 4
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-2700

Accept the challenge of hiking some of the most rugged and picturesque trails in the Midwest. The Superior Hiking Trail presents over 270 miles of gorgeous views, towering groves of pine, maple, birch and aspen, tumbling waterfalls and hidden river valleys. Camp at any of the many designated areas or spend a night in a cozy northern resort. This trail is one of the ten best in the United States according to "Backpacker" magazine. All year office hours; Mon-Fri/9am-4:30pm; May 15-Oct 15: Sat/10am-4pm Sun/Noon-4pm.


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

6282 Cranberry Road
Finland, MN 55603
(218) 353-7414

Wolf Ridge is about learning, as nature intended. Our year 'round multi-day programs for families and youth inspire lifelong outdoor explorations through hands-on activities, adventure and field study. Are you in the area and want to see what we are all about in person? Please stop in and visit. Our 2000-acre campus is located 1 1/2 hours northeast of Duluth near Little Marais. Check in at the office and we'll point you to trails and overlooks, our live raptor homes, renewable energy systems, outdoors classrooms and more. Or browse www.wolf-ridge.org to sign up for one of our family vacations, summer camps or wilderness trips.

Visiting hours 9-4 . Every day in summer. M-F during the school year.