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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offers an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $6.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.



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Travel through time and experience the North Shore...

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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.


During the summer months Trains depart daily from the Historic Union Depot in Downtown Duluth. The tracks extend all the way to Two Harbors, about 30 miles away, but most excursions run a shorter distance. A few options of our daily rides are listed below, many more special excursions run throughout the year. shim

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The Duluth Zephyr - Now with First Class Options:
Our most popular trip, fun for all ages of the family. The perfect price and length for your family visit to Duluth and still get to other attractions during the day. 7 days a week all summer.
12:30pm and 3pm.

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The Music & Pizza Train:
Evening 2.5 hour ride in the evening running a 32 mile round trip up the North Shore and back. Each ticket includes pizza, soda, and dessert and then live music on the way back.
6:30pm departure during the summer.

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Two Harbors Turn and Fall Colors Tour:
Run the full length of the railroad to Two Harbors, MN on this full day trip. Stop in town for lunch, touring, and then head back to Duluth in the late afternoon. Starting September 16th, the train becomes our famous Fall Colors tour.
10:30am departures on weekends.

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Many more excursions operate all summer long, including our BBQ Train, Wine Tasting Train, Thomas the Tank Engine, Beer Tastings, Fall Colors Tour, Pumpkin Patch Event, Christmas City Express, and much more. Visit our Special Excursion Page for more info.


Charter a Train for your event: Charter a train

We are proud to make our equipment available to you for special events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, company outings, special meetings, private parties, and much more.

Rent private cars on an already schedule train or charter your own train on your own schedule. We do our best to meet your needs and offer help to arrange food and beverage service too so your guests are comfortable while they enjoy the amazing ride.

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Coach seats are great for moving people, but you can give them a ride in style with some of the fancy cars in the fleet. Charter the Lake of the Isles dining car for example and host an elegant dinner train of your own. Give us call for more information and availability.

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Pumpkin Train

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