Handicap & Limited Mobility Information
Wheelchair & Handicap Accessibility
The North Shore Scenic Railroad and Lake Superior Railroad Museum features historical artifacts. The coaches used on the North Shore Scenic Railroad are older and are not handicap accessible. The Railroad does have wheelchair accessibility via a lift at the Duluth Station, which is used to allow access to the baggage/concession cars where staff members are present. Patrons in wheelchairs cannot access any other cars than the baggage/concession area due to limited space between the train car connections. Bathrooms are not available because of this. Windows and open doors are available, as well as access to refreshments in the concession car.
We offer Handicap access on the Lester River Excursion and Music & Pizza Train only. All other trains require steps to board or deboard the train.
Patrons with limited disability (and elderly) can be helped onto and off of the traincars with staff members present to assist.
At this time there is not a lift at the Two Harbors station. This means wheelchairs cannot be offloaded in Two Harbors. In order to make sure we can accommodate you promptly upon your arrival, please call the North Shore Scenic Railroad ticket office at (218)-722-1273.
Inside the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, patrons with any mobility can still enjoy viewing the exhibits from our platforms and reading about our preserved equipment. The Depot Square exhibit, the Zelda Theater, the gift shop, and the ice cream shop are all accessible.
Pets are not allowed on the trains or in the Depot building. Service animals are allowed in the North Shore Scenic Railroad and Lake Superior Railroad Museum. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1999, a service animal is defined as, “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.” In order to make sure we can accommodate you promptly upon your arrival, please call the North Shore Scenic Railroad ticket office at (218)-722-1273.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad has a narration guide available that allows you to learn about the sights along the route. It is available upon request in the ticket office and aboard the train.
We strive to make the North Shore Scenic Railroad and Lake Superior Railroad Museum accessible to all. Additional traincars, lifts, and other items are currently being pursued in order to become fully accessible for all excursions.