Reservations recommended for all excursions, and some trains require reservations. A credit card is required to make reservations. Schedules are subject to change for special events. All excursions are round-trip, and on most excursions, children ages 2 and under are free and do not need reservations or tickets, with the exceptions of: First Class Duluth Zephyr, Elegant Dinner Train, Summer BBQ, Wine Tasting Train, and Murder Mystery, ages 0-13 will need a purchased ticket. .
Wheelchair accessibility is only available on the Duluth Zephyr and Pizza Trains at this time - there is no access to restrooms for wheelchairs onboard the historic railcars. >>More ADA information here<<
The Duluth Zephyr is our most popular trip! Great for all ages, this train operates daily in the summer and offers a 1-1/2 hour trip through downtown, along the shoreline of Lake Superior, through the historic Congdon Neighborhood wooded area, and up the shore to the Lester River, where the train stops to return to the Depot.
First Class Option (Starts June 19): Ride in the Dome Car and enjoy the unique upstairs viewing area, with an attendant designated just for you. Space is limited to just 24 passengers per trip, but you have the entire Dome Car (including the downstairs lounge) to yourself. Enjoy complimentary snacks while you experience the spectacular views from above, in the “Stampede Pass” Northern Pacific Dome Car.
Coach Seats: Ride in one of several historic coaches. Some have open windows, some have air conditioning/heat, its up to you! A concession car is also available to explore.
NOTE: The weekend of August 4-6 and August 11-13, the Day Out With Thomas event will be at the Depot, and the Duluth Zephyr excursions are cancelled during these dates. For more information about Day Out With Thomas, click here.
Starting in May:
Memorial Day - October 18:
FIRST CLASS (starts June 18): $36.00
Reservations are not required for this excursion, but recommended. Tickets may be purchased anytime prior to departure.
Schedules subject to change from what is listed above, for most up-to-date, Click here for daily calendar.
Music & Pizza Train
A 2-1/2 hour trip up the North Shore with pizza and fun for all ages! One 8" Domino's Pizza plus soda included with every ticket.
The first part of the ride is narrated as we pass by all the sights of Duluth, on the way back jam out in the concession car with live music from local musicians.
May 3 until September 2
September 8 - September 30
Adults - $25.00, Children (3-13) $17.00
Ages 2 and under are free (no pizza included)
Pizza train reservations must be made by 2pm the day of the excursion. Meat or Cheese pizza option availaeble: Pepperoni or Cheese. Gluten Free cheese also available. Menu choices must be made at the time of reservation.
Two Harbors Turn
10:30 am - Returning around 4:30pm
A six-hour full day up the North Shore with a two-hour stop for lunch (not included in ticket price), touring and shopping in beautiful Two Harbors. Return to Duluth between 4 and 5pm. Click here to view a map of the route.
Entrance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is included with your ticket prior to departure. Doors open at 9am. This trip is usually not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not allowed.May 26 until October 16:
10:30am Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Diesel Powered Trips (May 26 - Aug 29 unless noted below)
Steam Powered Trips (replaces Diesel rates above):
Fall Color Diesel Power Trips (start September 22):
Call for ticket information/make reservations: 218-722-1273 or 1-800-423-1273
If you call and receive our answering machine, please leave a call back name and number so we can contact you. We are not able to process ticket/merchandise orders left on the voice mail.