waterslides. At the Duluth Children’s
Museum, kids can dig for dinosaur bones
and participate in science experiments.
Or head to Adventure Zone in Canal Park
to burn o; some energy playing laser tag
and mini-golf, scaling the rock climbing
walls or hi;ing the ba;ing cages.
Do your kids love trains? Book a ride
on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to
experience life on the rails, with regular
excursions to the Lester River and Two
Harbors, along with music and pizza
nights that run spring through fall.
Themed tours like princess tea time
and rides on Thomas the Train are also
available on select dates.
On a nice day, Park Point Recreation
Area is a great place for a picnic, with
playgrounds, a paved trail, volleyball
courts and more. Or take a thrilling ride
on the Timber Twister, a 3,200-foot alpine
coaster that runs year-round at speeds up
to 26 mph, or the Timber Flyer, a 700-foot-
long zip line, both at Spirit Mountain.
Duluth is a destination for foodies,
thanks to the many ingredients that
can be sourced locally. Every visitor
should try a wild rice burger, served at
many restaurants including Fitger’s
Brewhouse, Black Woods Bar and Grill
and the Duluth Grill. For a taste of the big
lake, visit Northern Waters Smokehouse
to find a wide variety of smoked fish
spreads and tasty sandwiches.
For a romantic dinner, the rotating
JJ Astor Restaurant inside the Radisson
Minnesota Goose Garden
World’s largest living sculpture
and animal totem garden
*400+ native species*
You gotta see it!
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Mail - PO BOX 335, Soudan, MN 55782
GPS - 1302 McKinley Park Rd, Soudan
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with expansive views of downtown
Duluth and Lake Superior. A;er dinner,
visit the PortLand Malt Shoppe just o;
the Lakewalk for a frozen treat while
watching the ships go by.
The city of Duluth has been brewing
beer since 1881. From the oldest brewery,
Fitger’s, to one of the latest additions,
Bent Paddle Brewing Co., beer lovers
have many opportunities to sip and
sample a variety of locally made brews.
The cra; spirits scene in Minnesota is
also booming, with one of the state’s first
distilleries, Vikre Distillery, located in
Canal Park. Visit the cocktail room to sip
gins made with foraged botanicals from
the north woods; aquavit, a traditional
Scandinavian distilled spirit; or vodka
made with water from Lake Superior.
For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Duluth’s wide variety of outdoor pursuits
include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking
and more. The Superior Hiking Trail is
a 310-mile footpath that stretches from
south of Duluth to the Canadian border.
Parking lots located every five to 10 miles
along the trail make it accessible for both
day hikes and camping. Enger Park, with
its gardens, trails and famous tower, is
The waterways of Duluth o;er great
opportunities for kayaking and learning.
The Duluth Experience leads tours on
Lake Superior and the St. Louis River that
reveal the cultural and natural history of
the city. For a truly memorable experience,
book a sunset tour on the lake.
Mountain bikers will love Spirit
Mountain, which o;ers the state’s
only li; service, picturesque views of
Lake Superior and the St. Louis River,
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