Great Lakes Aquarium, home to river
o;ers, wetland birds and reptiles, sharks,
stingrays, and hundreds of tropical fish.
There are also exhibits dedicated to the
Minnesota ecosystem, as well as daily
feedings and educational programs.
Visit the indoor Edge water Hotel and
Water Park to float down the lazy river or
take a ride down the four-and-a-half-story
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
Hotel serves local produce and fresh
catches from area fishermen, coupled
with expansive views of downtown
Duluth and Lake Superior. A;er dinner,
Duluth has long been a destination for
its great outdoor activities, unique arts
and culture, delicious dining and much
more along the north shore of Lake
Superior. Whether you’re a family, a
foodie or a history bu;, you’ll find plenty
of things to see and do in this eclectic
and vibrant port city.
A wide range of indoor and outdoor
activities will keep you and your family
busy no ma;er the time of year. Perched
on the shore of Lake Superior is the
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| CAITLIN RICK
CANAL PARK, DULUTH