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Lake Superior Railroad Museum Duluth

Where is it at?

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Lake Superior Railroad Museum
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth
MN
55812
Tel: 218 727 8025

Directions

From Minneapolis/St. Paul MN take I-35 north. Exit Michigan Street. The Depot is two blocks off the freeway and across from the Library.

Where are we going today?

You haven't seen Duluth until you've explored the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center's Historic Union Depot, better know as simply the Depot. Admission includes exhibits of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, the St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans Memorial plus the Children's Museum and the Duluth Art Institute. This former Union Railroad Depot was built in 1892 by the Boston firm of Peabody, Stearns and Furber. By 1910, the Union Depot was serving seven different rail lines with up to 5,000 people passing through its doors daily. In 1971, this beautiful landmark, in the French Norman architectural style, was listed on the national register of historic places.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9am to 6pm 7 days a week in summer, 10am to 5pm winter with Sundays from 1pm.

Teachers corner

roud to offer a variety of educational programs adaptable to all grade levels, including outreach programs..

I'm Hungry!

Drink and snack machines available. In the summer there is a pizza train (tickets extra) and the ice cream shop has pre-wrapped sandwiches, coffee, pop, candy, ice cream and chips for sale..

Any Top Tips?

Admission rates cover all four of the Depot's exhibiting organizations..

What people are saying?

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    Interactive museum. You actually get to sit in the seat and view the insides of these amazing machines. Staff was friendly. Enjoyable experience!

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    Be nice if the website was up to date or even working. Lots of broken links. Admission price is outrageous for what you get. Just saying.

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    Only one word can describe the train museum: awesome! Claim aboard a half dozen fully restored trains and cars. The train museum also has model trains and tours along Lake Superior. Upstairs you will find a Children's Museum (not that the train museum doesn't wow the little ones) and even further upstairs a couple of more museums and an art gallery. The Depot is a must see destination in Duluth.

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    Save your money! A/C broken, windows unable to be opened and we sat parked in Lakeside looking down the street for 30 minutes. Couldn't hear the guide... Then again, not sure he talked more than a few times. Scenery was ok but much better off going for a walk on a trail.

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    Train ride is seriously a waste of time. It is noisy. You can't hear the intercom explanations...and most of the views are run down houses and trees. Feel like I was robbed of two hours of my vacation...not to mention my money.

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The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Ice Pellets
Temp: 46° F / 8° C
Humidity: 92 %
Wind: SSE - 2 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Ice Pellets
Temp: 37° F / 3° C
Humidity: 93 %
Wind: ENE - 6 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 38° F / 3° C
Humidity: 92 %
Wind: ENE - 11 MPH

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