Things To Do in Duluth, MN
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No matter what kind of mood you’re in, Duluth, MN, has activities and attractions for a memorable vacation. Use the sort feature below to plan your trip.
Explore 50,000 square feet of family fun, including multilevel laser tag, batting cages, mini golf, an arcade, rock climbing, a kids’ playground, an 18-foot inflatable fire truck slide and more.
Duluth Children’s Museum
The nation’s fifth-oldest children’s museum, this attraction offers daily programs, as well as kid-focused exhibits and collections. Programs are designed to bring out the energy and potential in all children by sparking curiosity and learning.
Get a taste of early-twentieth-century opulence at Glensheen Mansion, a historic estate on the shores of Lake Superior. Run by the University of Minnesota Duluth, the mansion offers daily tours of the grounds, gardens and interior.
Great Lakes Aquarium
This hands-on discovery center showcases 205 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals – 900 animals in all. Perfect for families, the aquarium offers daily programs that explore animals and habitats from the Great Lakes Basin and other waters of the world.
Lake Superior Zoo
Located in West Duluth’s Fairmont Park, the zoo is home to hundreds of native and exotic animals, including lions, wolves, leopards, cougars and grizzly bears, as well as a kid-friendly barnyard. Daily events include animal feedings, trainings and enrichment activities.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Duluth’s historic railroad offers narrated train rides through downtown Duluth and up the North Shore, as well as special excursions throughout the year. Trips depart from the Duluth Union Depot.
Spirit Mountain Adventure Park
Located just beyond Spirit Mountain’s main chalet, Spirit Mountain Adventure Park offers a variety of family-friendly adventure activities, including year-round rides on the alpine coaster and zip line, as well as seasonal mountain biking, mini golf and snow tubing.
Duluth’s longest and only running harbor cruise company, Vista Fleet offers sightseeing tours highlighting Duluth’s iconic landmarks. The company also offers evening cruises, including romantic sunset dinner excursions and family-friendly pizza cruises.