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Duluth

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Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city. In fact, the city of more than 86,000 is built around 28 rivers and streams that flow into the lake. A stunning aerial bridge allows large cargo ships pass through. The Canal Park District downtown marks the conversion of an old warehouse district to an area filled with eateries, shops, and hotels. Travelers can stroll along the lakewalk when the weather's nice, or use the city's skywalk system that links several miles of downtown buildings (something that's especially helpful during bitter cold winters). The city's early beginning as a fur trapping area and trading post helped define its robust culture. Add Duluth and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip maker.
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Scenic Drive
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
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Aerial Lift Bridge
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Canal Park ©
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Canal Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lakewalk ©
Historic Walking Area
Lakewalk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Duluth

Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Biking Trail
Gooseberry Falls State Park Two Harbors
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
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Split Rock Lighthouse Two Harbors
4.4
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Bayfield
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park South Range
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Duluth

Enger Park ©
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Enger Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Leif Erikson Park ©
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Leif Erikson Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lester Park ©
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Lester Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Bayfront Festival Park ©
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Bayfront Festival Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Duluth

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Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©
Specialty Museum
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Superior Railroad Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum ©
Specialty Museum
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
The Duluth Depot ©
Specialty Museum
The Duluth Depot
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Duluth

Park Point
Beach
Park Point
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Great Lakes Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Great Lakes Aquarium
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Spirit Mountain ©
Ski Area
Spirit Mountain
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society ©
Zoo
Lake Superior Zoo & Zoological Society
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Duluth

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Oberg Mountain Loop ©
Mountain
Oberg Mountain Loop
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Brighton Beach Park ©
Beach
Brighton Beach Park
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Self Discovery Adventures ©
Outdoor Activity
Self Discovery Adventures
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Duluth

Canal Park and the downtown areas offer a full range of lodging, including tower hotels, national-chain motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts. For a more scenic stay, book accommodation with views of Lake Superior. Staying in Canal Park or downtown puts you within easy reach of numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions, but you should also consider bedding down in the historical area east of Chester Park. Many of the inns and bed and breakfasts here occupy turn-of-the-century mansions, and the neighborhood itself offers a quiet respite from busy downtown and Canal Park.
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