DuluthUnited States of America

Photo provided by Visit Duluth and Seaquest Productions
Photo provided by Visit Duluth and Seaquest Productions
Explore Duluth: its lake views, museums, food, and more!

Visit Duluth, Minnesota, to enjoy beautiful Lake Superior, historic architecture and a floating ship museum.

Begin your exploration of the city at the Aerial Lift Bridge in Canal Park along the waterfront, the city’s tourist district. Watch the bridge lift and massive ore boats pass through what appears to be an impossibly small canal opening. At the foot of the bridge is the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Stop by to learn about the Great Lakes history or take part in festivals and events, such as tours of tall ships. Check the visitor center website for details.

From Canal Park, take a half-mile (800 meter) stroll to the SS William A. Irvin. This U.S. Steel vessel once transported iron ore and coal, and sometimes guests, to Great Lakes ports. It’s now a floating ship museum that offers tours May through September.

Not far from the SS William A. Irvin is the Great Lakes Aquarium. Here, you can see hundreds of species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Learn about the incredible geological forces that shaped Lake Superior, feel the skin of a shovelnose sturgeon or even captain a virtual boat.

Join walkers and joggers on the Downtown Lakewalk that runs along the edge of Lake Superior between Canal Park and downtown Duluth.

In the city center, walk the bricked streets to take in the historic architecture that defines Duluth and browse galleries that support local artists.

Return to Canal Park to dine at both national chains and establishments that can only be found in Duluth. Relax with a Midwestern brew on tap paired with a burger, or enjoy a more intimate experience at an upscale steakhouse.

Duluth is often compared to San Francisco due to its steep hills, bridges and bay. As such, it can make walking or biking a bit difficult. Most travelers get around by car, but if you don’t have one, the city offers public transit as well as trolley services in the summer.

Known for

Lakes, Museums and Tours

Top Hotels in Duluth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Radisson Hotel Duluth - Harborview
3 out of 5
505 W Superior St, Duluth, MN
$108
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.4/5 (2,035 reviews)

"The location is perfect! It's close to a lot of main attractions and the view from the rotating restaurant is GORGEOUS!! Oh... And for all you coffee buffs, they've got Keurigs in every room!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Radisson Hotel Duluth - Harborview
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Canal Park Lodge
3 out of 5
250 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN
$149
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.6/5Exceptional! (801 reviews)

"We enjoyed the balcony but it faces away from the canal"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Canal Park Lodge
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Park Point Marina Inn
3 out of 5
1033 Minnesota Ave, Duluth, MN
$109
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.6/5Exceptional! (3,112 reviews)

"The pool area was very nice, attractive furniture. Breakfast was very good ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Park Point Marina Inn

Top activities in Duluth

1 - 3 Hour Zipline & Aerial Adventure Park on the North Shore
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1 - 3 Hour Zipline & Aerial Adventure Park on the North Shore

$49

The Adventure Park on the North Shore provides family fun for ages 3 and up! This aerial forest adventure is an exhilarating, yet safe experience for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the Park.

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