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10 of The Best Things To Do in Duluth MN

As the most inland port city in the United States, Duluth, MN, is the final stop for massive oceangoing ships using the St. Lawrence Seaway to travel the five Great lakes. We have rounded up the very best 10 things to do in Duluth, MN, so you can experience its quirky charm for yourself.

10 Best Things to Do in Duluth, MN

Duluth was kind of a big deal at the turn of the 20th century. When iron ore was found to be worth mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, north of Duluth, mines, small towns, and railroads quickly spread across the wilderness.

Tour Glensheen Mansion

Many of these mansions still stand, and none is as famous as Glensheen Mansion, in part because it was the scene of a double murder in the 1970s. This five-story house – along with a carriage house, boathouse, and gardener cottage- sits on a parcel of Lake Superior lakeshore property.

The Duluth Lakewalk starts at Bayfront Park and follows Lake Superior’s shore for eight miles, terminating at Brighton Park on the city’s very eastern edge. This is one of many paved paths designated for non-motorized use in northern Minnesota.

Walk on the Lakewalk

Hike out on Duluth’s north pier to the lighthouse to watch the impressive ships pass beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge to Duluth’s shipping yard. In addition, you can learn more about Duluth’s shipping industry at Lake Superior Marine Museum.

Go to the lighthouse and watch ships

Canal Park boasts Duluth’s highest concentration of restaurants, shops, and activities. Pick up a caramel apple at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and shop at independent stores in the Dewitt-Seitz Marketplace and Lake Street.

Explore Canal Park

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