Trip Planner:   USA  /  Minnesota  /  Duluth  /  The Duluth Depot

The Duluth Depot, Duluth

4.4
#6 of 8 in Museums in Duluth
The Duluth Depot is a historic train station in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. The union station was built in 1892, served seven different rail lines, and accommodated 5,000 passengers. In 1973 it re-opened as the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, housing the Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Railroad Museum (which operates the North Shore Scenic Railroad), St. Louis County Historical Society Museum, a Veteran's Memorial Hall, and five performing arts organizations. Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) provided rail service to the station from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.DescriptionThe Depot is located at 506 West Michigan Avenue in the shadow of the elevated I-35, which runs immediately southeast of the depot. (On the southeast side of the Duluth Harbor Basin of Lake Superior.) The depot is easily accessible from northeast bound I-35 by way of the Michigan Avenue interchange (exit 256A). It is also fairly accessible from southwest bound I-35 by way of the Lake Avenue/5th Avenue West interchange (exit 256B). (However, since West Michigan Avenue is a one-way street, vehicular traffic must turn northwest onto South 5th Avenue West, southwest onto West Superior Street, and then southeast onto South 6th Avenue West before reaching West Michigan Avenue.) The station has one side platform and three island platforms that provide access to its seven tracks. The outer southeast active track is utilized by the North Shore Scenic Railroad, with the remainder being used to display various trains and train cars by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
Add The Duluth Depot and other attractions to your Duluth trip itinerary using our Duluth day trip app .
Source
Create an itinerary including The Duluth Depot
map
The Duluth Depot Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
111 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • We took our kids to this place and it was awesome! It is very interactive and they can touch things and go on the trains and they loved this. It is a bit on the costly side but we will be back again n...  more »
  • This is a hidden little gem. They have an art display upstaris, and immigration hall display downstairs and the best train dispolay I have ever seen,. Nicely laid out and you get to wander around and ...  more »
  • If you like to crawl around on some old locomotives and view railroad memorabilia, this a great place to do it!  more »
Google
  • Love this museum! We took our 9 year old nephew here for his first time and he thought it was pretty cool. The Train Museum is set up with old shop windows, which lend themselves to the historic feel of this building, and interactive exhibits are perfect for keeping young ones engaged. There are other exhibits and museums throughout The Depot, but the trains are a must see. We've also attended a wedding here- lovely!
  • Great from top to bottom. Great for adults and kids. Tied it into a trip to Bentleyville.
  • Beautiful building. Nice shows and a variety of of offerings.
  • We attended the Thomas the train and friends event. Kids loved it. The only downside is a lot of the activities are outside adjacent to the freeway.
  • Train's were cool. The exterior exhibits and the paths to them were cluttered with "junk" and the walk way was very uneven. Some cool old items.

Plan your trip to Duluth

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Duluth by other users

3 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Duluth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans