Travel through time and experience the North Shore...
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.
Trains operate starting in May 2015 and run until October, taking riders on excursions through Duluth, and up the North Shore. You can take a short 90 minute ride, or travel from Duluth to Two Harbors on a full 6 hour excursion. Or, ride our 2.5 hour Family Pizza Train on weekends with pizza & soda included.
See below for details on our special excursions, including the Elegant Dinner train and Murder Mystery Train. Learn more about our daily excursions and reserve your tickets today by clicking here!
We have a lot of fun trips planned for the 2015 season -- Including several party trains, the Grandma's Marathon Shuttle/First Class Viewing, Elegant Dinner Train, Murder Mystery Trains, Thomas the Tank Engine, Pumpkin Trains, Wine Tasting Train, and many more.
Later in the year, you can jouney up the North Shore to see the autumn leaves, or ride the Beer Tasting Train, and pick out your jack-o-lantern on the Pumpkin Patch Train, and our famous Christmas City Express, More info here >>
Charter & Group Excursion information
The North Shore Scenic Railroad is happy to make our equipment and crew available for your private charter. We offer one-way and round-trip excursions tailored to the needs of your group, and are able to handle hundreds of passengers.
Give us a call to discuss how we can provide a memorable experience for you! More info >>
Fun for the whole family! Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride in their favorite tank engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in Imagination Station, and much more in a city near you! Get ready for The Thrill of the Ride! The best place to see Thomas in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Enjoy a variety of delicious wines specially selected to pair with fine food from the world-class JJ Astor Restaurant in Duluth. This first class experience aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad's beautiful Lake of the Isles Dining Car is sure to be an experience you'll never forget, a special evening offered only a few times a year. Learn more here.
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