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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offers an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.


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Trains operate daily in the summer and fall months, starting in spring. There are several options to choose from. Our standard excursions are listed below, and other special events listed here.

Good things to know:

  • Reservations are recommended for all excursions, and some trains require reservations in advance. A credit card is required to make reservations.
  • Schedules are subject to change for special events.
  • All excursions are round-trip
  • On most excursions, children ages 2 and under are free and do not need reservations or tickets, except on: First Class Duluth Zephyr, Elegant Dinner Train, Summer BBQ, and Murder Mystery, ages 0-13 will need a purchased ticket.
  • The Depot Museum is not included in the ticket price.
    Combo rates are: $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (3-13). Without a train ticket, Museum passes are $14 for Adults and $6 for children.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available on the Duluth Zephyr and Pizza Trains only at this time - there are no accessible restrooms for wheelchairs onboard the historic railcars.
    >>More ADA information here<<
standard excursions

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The Duluth Zephyr is our most popular trip! Great for all ages, this train operates daily in the summer and offers a 75 minute trip (1hour, 15 minutes) through downtown, along the shoreline of Lake Superior, through the historic Congdon Neighborhood wooded area, until it reaches a siding where we stop briefly to turn around and return to the Depot.

First Class Option: 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 “Silver Club” CB&Q Dome Car. Learn more about first class dome seats here.

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.

Trains begin operating on weekends in late April, and then 7-days-a-week after Memorial Day Weekend.


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All ages (including babies) need a purchased ticket

COACH SEATS: Adults - $18.00, Children (3-13) $9.00
Ages 2 and under are free and do not need tickets

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.




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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.

Begins operating Fridays and Saturdays in May & June, and additionally Wednesdays & Thursdays starting in mid june.


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Adults - $26.00, Children (3-13) $18.00
Ages 2 and under are free (no pizza included)
**Reservations Required**

Pizza train reservations must be made by 2pm the day of the excursion. Meat or Cheese pizza option available: Pepperoni, or Sausage, or Cheese. Gluten Free cheese also available. Menu choices must be made at the time of reservation.





Two Harbors Turn
10:00 am - Returning around 4:30pm

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A six-hour full day up the North Shore with a layover-stop for lunch (food 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.

This train operates on weekends, Friday-Saturday and additionally on Sundays starting June 30

Diesel Powered Trips: On Sale Now!
Weekends starting Memorial Day Weekend
Adults - $32.00, Children (3-13) $19.00

Steam Powered Trips: (on sale starting May 1)
Specials: June 14-15, July 12-14
Weekends, August 9 - September 15
Adults - $54.00, Children (3-13) $29.00

Fall Color Diesel Power Trips: On Sale Now!
September 20 - October 13
Adults - $36.00, Children $20.00

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Ages 2 and under are free on all Two Harbors excursions
Reservations are strongly recommended


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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.