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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Unique family adventure

I booked this excursion without telling my kids (13 & 14) as they did not remember train ride when... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grand Forks
via mobile
Totally Cool Train Ride

Our ride on the train with the NSSR was just excellent. It was a perfect amount of time with young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duluth, Minnesota
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History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that built northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“lester river” (43 reviews)
“train ride” (116 reviews)
“two harbors” (78 reviews)
506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
+1 218-722-1273
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked this excursion without telling my kids (13 & 14) as they did not remember train ride when they were much younger. They were not sure what to expect but they kept their windows open & enjoyed the scenery the whole way!! This was...More

Thank timpJ6250AK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our ride on the train with the NSSR was just excellent. It was a perfect amount of time with young children. My great nephew was grinning was ear to ear once he heard the conductor holler All Aboard!! The narration gave folks a nice amount...More

Thank Pmellinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HUGE waste of money. This is an expensive tour, and half the things don't work. No AC, no narration. 1 1/2 hr trip left over 30 mins late and took less than an hour. Most of that hour was spent turning the train around. Wish...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the trip. We had our choice of various classic rail cars to sit in. We go over the Lester River, can see Lake Superior, the Lift Bridge, various parts of downtown and the harbor. There is a refreshment car though we did...More

1  Thank Jillski-7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the train ride because my husband and son have never been on a train. I have been on a few. First, the ride began over a 30 minutes late and we were back and off the train within another hour for what...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great time!!! The views were just beautiful, and the music was awesome! Our only complaint was all the smoking. While people did smoke in the open areas, it made the whole train stink. I wish that it would have been non-smoking. Otherwise, an amazing...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All 6 of us, (Kids ages 8, 7 and 4yr old twins) loved this train. Our oldest "just had to sit in the old car". We had the windows down and it was lovely. We have been on several trains and even though we opted...More

Thank kuhn486
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was amazing! The staff, DJ, passengers....it was so much fun....what a fitting tribute, they really were committed to everyone having a great experience! Will be back next year for sure, and maybe before for another of the special trips!!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the time and money! Great for those that are train enthusiast as well as for families. The Two Harbors turn is a steal when it comes to time on the train and it's stop. If you have the chance and time, definitely check...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a fall colors tour, however the leaves weren't turned that much. It was a fun train ride, the guide was good, there was a recording that told you history of what you were passing. We even got to stop a couple times...More

Thank rkubesh
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What do we do when the train arrives in Two Harbors? Is there eating and shopping near train station. How do we get around 2 harbors? We are senior citizens.
17 January 2017|
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Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I've not been to the two harbors station, however it's seems to me that there are shops and restaurants right at the station or stop
Anne B
We are coming to Duluth Nov 5-6. Where can I find the schedule and costs for a ride that weekend?
26 October 2016|
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Response from Fran S | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website
Robin L
Is there a weekend package deal with a local hotel? our anniversary is oct. 14. We would like to get to Duluth and do the train and the harbor cruise.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Melanie K | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the Must See Duluth deal. We got the train, harbor and admission to the aquarium for $34.00.