Tour the historic Congdon mansion,
Duluth's premier estate with over 7 acres directly on
the shore of Lake Superior. Glensheen features a 39-room
Jacobean style mansion complete with custom designed
original furnishings. The grounds include formal
gardens, carriage house with carriage collection,
gardener's cottage, clay tennis court and more.
Completed in 1908, Glensheen is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. Tours last approximately
1hr, 15 min. Call for rates, reservations or more
Summer season (May 1-Oct 31) open daily 9:30am-4pm.
Winter season (Nov 1-April 30) open Fri, Sat, Sun
11am-2pm. Admission charged.
Superior & Mississippi Railroad
Enjoy a historic 90-minute journey along
the scenic St. Louis River. Here is a chance to view
wildlife in its natural environment while enjoying the
majestic beauty of the river and surrounding area. Using
vintage equipment as well as an open "Safari
Car" on its excursions, the LS&M traces its
roots back to 1863 and was the first railroad linking
Duluth with the Twin Cities. The LS&M is a
non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the
preservation of railroad history and the restoration of
railroad artifacts. The train departs from the LS&M
station at Grand Avenue and Fremont Street, across from
the Lake Superior Zoo.
ALL WEEKENDS starting
mid-June through the beginning of October.
departures at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Charters and
Group rates available. Check website or call (218)
624-7549 for ticket prices
Shore Scenic Railroad
The conductor checks your ticket and
calls out "All Aboard!" A short blast of the
whistle and your adventure begins. Your train pulls out
of the historic Union Depot in downtown Duluth and
rumbles through the city, along the rugged shoreline of
Lake Superior and deep into the majestic Northwoods.
Riding in vintage coaches, you'll cross tall trestles
over Northshore rivers that race towards Lake Superior.
All tours are fully narrated and fun! Take the 1 1/2
hour Lester River excursion, a 6-hour trip to beautiful
Two Harbors, or join the family fun on the evening
"Pizza Train". There are "Elegant Dinner
Trains", "Murder Mystery Trains",
"Steam Excursions", The "Grandma's
Marathon Special" and others.
Call for group rates and special charters. Combo tickets
earn a generous discount to visit the Lake Superior
Railroad Museum and the St. Louis County Heritage and
Arts Center. Trains depart from behind the Depot
May-Oct. Call for accessibility information.
Bend Carriage Service
Enjoy a romantic, old-fashioned carriage
ride May-October in Duluth's Canal Park! These
horse-drawn rides can give you a tour of Canal Park's
many sights and take you along the shore of Lake
Superior. Join us during the winter months for a hayride
or sleighing adventure through the woods. Reservations
required for winter outings and special packages.
Mountain Park at Lutsen Mountains
A full day of family fun. MOUNTAIN TRAM:
Two-mile ride in enclosed four-person aerial gondola to
Moose Mountain summit. Scenic views of Lake Superior and
North Shore mountains. Hiking Trails. Mountaintop Deli.
Spectacular Fall Colors. ALPINE SLIDE: A summer luge
run, fun for all ages. Scenic chairlift ride to the
summit of Eagle Mountain, followed by an exhilarating
sled ride down through dips and hairpin curves.
HOMESTEAD STABLES: Horseback riding through the Sawtooth
Mountains. Trail Rides. Lunch Rides. Dinner Rides.
MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK: 30 miles of designated bike trails.
Lift access to mountaintop trails. Rental bikes
available. Open mid-May through mid-October 10am - 5pm
The Waterfront Sculpture Walk
Offering more than beautiful lake views
and charming shops and restaurants, Duluth's waterfront
is an expression of art. A series of prized sculptures
representing the social, cultural and historical values
of Duluth and its Sister Cities in Vaxjo, Sweden;
Thunder Bay, Ontario; Perozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara,
Japan, create a casual stroll through an outdoor gallery
of international art.
Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises
Fully narrated sightseeing cruises. Daily
trips scheduled May 10-Oct 19. During the cruise, you
proceed under the famous Aerial Lift Bridge into Lake
Superior. Then tour the harbor for a close view of busy
grain elevators, lake freighters and saltwater ships
from around the world. To enhance your overall
experience, try one of our cruises with a delicious
meal. Enjoy our captain's table luncheon cruises. Dinner
cruises feature succulent prime rib and Italian herb
chicken breasts. While on board, you'll view beautiful
scenery and enjoy the finest in cuisine.