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Fall Colors & Events

Fall in love with Duluth!

The season is changing here in Duluth, and with that change comes brilliantly colored fall leaves. The unique climatic effect of the world’s largest freshwater lake creates a colorful palette in the Duluth region lasting mid-September through late October.

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EXPERIENCE FALL IN DULUTH

 

Fall in DuluthExplore the Outdoors
Hike, bike, or walk one of the many trails throughout Duluth.

Hit the Road
Take a drive along one of Duluth's Scenic Byways:

 
 

FALL COLOR ATTRACTIONS

North Shore Scenic Railroad | 218-722-1273 | www.duluthtrains.com

The Great Pumpkin Train
October 15 - 18, 2020
Reservations Suggested – Limited Seating

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Journey aboard our annual Pumpkin Train Express to the grassy pumpkin patch that only appears once a year, on this very special weekend. When you arrive at the patch, each passenger gets to pick out their own pumpkin to take with them. The train ride is about 90 minutes total, and you’ll return to the Duluth Depot where you can stay all day to tour the railroad museum (included and open until 5pm). Normally we have lots of other activities in the museum, however this year some of those crafts/activities won’t be available. But all the great exhibits will be in the museum, along with live music in the outdoor boarding area. Helpful tip: Bring a bag to carry pumpkins in – Grocery bags work great.

Glensheen Mansion | 218-726-8910 | www.glensheen.org

Follow the falling leaves to Glensheen
View gorgeous fall colors on the grounds of the historic Glensheen Estate.

Great Dino Hunt
September 8 – September 30 
9:00am - 5:00pm

Dinosaurs have invaded Glensheen!! Hunt all 15 of the dinos that have escaped from the Duluth Children's Museum on a General Admission tour.   Glensheen Mansion and Duluth Children’s Museum have teamed up for a collaborative tour enhancement at Glensheen to celebrate the Duluth Children’s Museum’s new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™. For the month of September, dinosaurs from the Duluth Children’s Museum’s new exhibit will be ‘hiding’ in the mansion. It is…

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Cider Saturdays
Each Saturday through October 17th
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Talk about a tour perk, right?   We are highlighting the local cideries we have in town, Duluth Cider and Wild State Cider. Cider and other beverages will be available for purchase in the wood cabin on the shore of Lake Superior.  Why cider at Glensheen? Did you know Chester Congdon loved apples?

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Free Wednesday Nights is September
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Glensheen is continuing the popular event series from July and August into September.    There will be free Grounds Admission on Wednesday nights in September from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing night with campfires, local beer & cider, a food truck, and live music for a family-friendly night by Lake Superior.

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FALL and HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Duluth Haunted Ship (SS William A. Irvin) CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON, REOPENING OCT. 2021

Scarium at the Aquarium
October 27, 28 & 29
4:00pm – 7:00pm

A fun and safe version of Scarium during these uncertain times! Explore a spookily-decorated Aquarium, trick-or-treat among the exhibits and show off your creative ways of incorporating face masks into your costumes!
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Boo at the Zoo!
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25
10:00am – 4:00pm (each day)

We are bringing a fall tradition to you with the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals as our top priority. It just wouldn’t be Halloween in Duluth without Boo at the Zoo!
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Spooktacular Halloween Party at the Duluth Children’s Museum
October 30  & October 31
3:00pm - 7:00pm each day

Wear your costumes, trick or treat and enjoy spooktacular activities throughout the museum.
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt by Lake Superior Art Glass
October 31
8:00am – 4:00pm, clues will be released all day on social media.

A family friendly scavenger hunt around Duluth.
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Trick or Treating at the Whoopsa Daisy Farm
October 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31
10:00am – 6:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm Halloween night

Trick or Treat on the farm safely with your costumes and masks. Enjoy the farm activities that include playing yard games, digging in a sandpile, climbing on a haystack, walking through Dino Land, taking a wagon ride, trying out some arts and crafts, and warming up by the campfire. Masks are required as well as online reservations. Please buy your tickets in advance on our website.  
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North End Nightmare 5K
October 24th
5:00 pm

Grandma's Marathon, the City of Superior and our Medical Director have worked together to formulate a plan for the North End Nightmare that will allow the event to proceed safely and within the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Health (WDH).
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Superstition Flashlight Tours: Ghosts of Fairlawn
October 23 & October 30
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (30minute tours)

Tour the darkened Fairlawn Mansion with flashlights and learn about the ghosts of Fairlawn, along with some bizarre Victorian traditions. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Please bring your own flashlight. Face coverings are required for COVID-19. No full Halloween masks are allowed for safety reasons. Tours are limited to 8 people per group. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.
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