Lake Superior Maritime Center, Duluth

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  • 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 en...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Extremely informative. Lots of fun to visit. There are hands on displays, which are always lots of fun. They also have a nice gift shop on the bottom level. Plus if you're into watching the ships come and go in and out of the harbor, they list the ships and approximate times of them. Neat place to visit.
  • Fun place to visit, learn more about Lake Superior and our history on it and some fun pictures can be had of old stuff on display.
  • This is such a neat place to go! Beautiful views of the ships and the canal and SO much history inside. One of our favorites in the area!
  • Such a fun museum with an excellent view of the lake! There are great videos, TONS of exhibits, and an actual old pilot house that was rebuilt so you feel like you are driving an old ship. There's also a great little shop in the basement. The only negative I have about this place is the restrooms. Cleaning often takes hours and the room still smells like a musty bathroom. But worth it, nonetheless.
  • Always a great place to visit when in Duluth, it was a cold and windy day when we visited. There were surfers trying to catch a wave on the opposite side of the canal, sailboats were enjoying the windy conditions out on Superior.

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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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