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North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
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Fun family time!

My partner and I took our granddaughter and her parents on the train. It was a fun time. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cora R
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Good to try once

Our young family had fun on the Duluth Zephyr as part of our day in Duluth this past weekend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben A
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“train ride” (137 reviews)
“dome car” (26 reviews)
“lester river” (45 reviews)
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506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802-1517
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I took our granddaughter and her parents on the train. It was a fun time. It was fully narrated. Learned some history of Duluth. It was a nice little 90 min journey. Everything is completely run by volunteers...that makes it even more...More

Thank Cora R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our young family had fun on the Duluth Zephyr as part of our day in Duluth this past weekend. Train was in decent condition, and some cars had cushier seats than others. PA volume was relatively quiet and mostly just discussed some of the notable...More

3  Thank Ben A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the pizza and music train and it was great. The kids had a great time, though they were a little restless while it got started. The really like exploring the cars so be ready to keep moving between the different cars with...More

1  Thank 244mooretravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful train ride on the Duluth Zepher. Jerry the train attendant was very nice and helpful. He even gave info on the train guide I was reading. The museum was fun too and lots of history to discover! Thank you Duluth Train...More

1  Thank Krystal H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for the 90-minute trip to Lester Park and back. The train we were on had a few cars that were the exact same as Metra train cars in Chicago, double decker with vinyl seats. I didn't see any ripped-up or damaged seats...More

1  Thank petticat
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We've taken many very different excursions on The North Shore Scenic Railroad. The Christmas City Express which is pure Christmas magic is now an annual tradition for our family. The dome car that runs through the summer months is a beautifully restored domed ceiling car...More

2  Thank Marissa S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a bit pricey but then what isn't? The kids loved the ambiance of the train and being able to walk around and see all the sights. We are going to make another trip back again this summer.

1  Thank DonandLisaFromUSA
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The ride to Bentleyville went smoothly and it was nice not too have to worry about the traffic and parking closer to Bentleyville. We were two hours early to Fitgers to ensure we could find parking at the Fitgers mall and look around some. My...More

3  Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our experience on the Christmas City Express!!! Being a Sunday, parking was available at the Fitger's ramp where we able to conveniently pick up our tickets inside. We arrived a little early and was happy to see the stores...More

Thank mmcdonald9875
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We wanted to make our visit as convenient as possible. We stayed at Fitgers and took the train that loaded at Fitgers to Bentleyville. We were very disappointed in the train experience. If they would have shut the lights off inside the train so we...More

Thank Jody-MN
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I think they're the perfect age to go. It's also part of the Railway Museum that shows the history of travel and the fun of seeing the trains. The Depot is also an architectural gem. It's near other places of local... More
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