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Lake Superior Maritime Center, Duluth

(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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  • The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is a museum about Lake Superior and the Army Corps of Engineers. It is located next to the Duluth Shipping Canal and affords a view of the Duluth Lift Bridge,...  more »
  • You can tell they care about quality and cleanliness in the items they have for all to see. I learned many amazing facts and bits of history about this great area from the many models and maps and int...  more »
  • This is an incredible educational experience. Whether its learning about the lake or about the rich history of the ships and those that sail the largest fresh water lake in the world, you wont want to...  more »
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  • Very good place to go learn about the past shipping on Lake superior. Located right next to the lift bridge, which is a site to see when a ship comes in the you get to see the bridge go up. Best of all, it is free.
  • This museum is great because it's right near the Liftbridge and it's free. Your children will enjoy the displays inside. They can learn about the freighters coming beneath the bridge and where they are from. There's also a restroom here. It's a great place for families, and you can walk down to the lighthouse.
  • Great place to take kids for some cool models of ships and history of shipping. Schedules for incoming/outgoing ships are nice also. They have a decent little gift shop and big clean bathrooms. A good place to go while waiting for the lift bridge to go up and down, or to view the lift bridge when it's too cold outside.
  • This visitor center is a very interesting place. It is located on the waterfront next to the famous bridge. There is a small museum. Be sure to visit! This maritime exposition done professionally and with love. You will know the dramatic story of navigation of lake Superior and you can visit the ship cabins of different times. This museum will help you understand the distinctive nature of Duluth. Love this place!
  • A great place to take your younger kids. But as a college-educated adult, I didn't get much out of it. (Sorry for the snobbish review, but it's just my honest thoughts about it). Also, the guy behind the desk seemed super crabby, and we caught him glaring at visitors on more than one occasion (including at us).