TRAIN EXCURSIONS ARE OPERATING AND THE MUSEUMS ARE OPEN NOW. GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE MASKS IN THE BUILDING AND FOR BOARDING THE TRAIN. REDUCED CAPACITIES ON THE TRAIN LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AND SEATS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING OUR COVID19 CHANGES AND POLICIES CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE.


All aboard for train excursions on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. History comes alive on the Lakefront line during the summer and autumn seasons.  Several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, along the shore of Lake Superior and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, the harbor, and the stories of the railroads that built northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Trains depart daily from the Historic Union Depot in Downtown Duluth from Mid-April until Late October. The tracks extend all the way to Two Harbors, about 30 miles away, but most excursions run a shorter distance. A few options of regular excursions are listed below, many more special excursions run throughout the year.

The Duluth Zephyr

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Operating 7-days-a-week now through October 14th, this is our most popular trip, fun for all ages of the family, and now with First Class Options. The perfect price and length for your family visit to Duluth. This is our shortest trip to the edge of Duluth and back. This excursion operates at 1pm, and 3pm daily (additionally at 11am on Fri/Sat).

Autumn spectacular! This train works great as a leaf-watching vantage point for the fall-color seekers. This is a slightly shorter trip than the full day-trip Fall Colors train. However, this excursion travels some of the most scenic points of the rail line with plenty of colorful trees along the way. Additional narration features information about fall color, music, and more!

The Music & Pizza Train

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On weekends only through the end of September, enjoy this evening 2.5 hour ride running a 32 mile round trip up the North Shore and back. Each ticket includes pizza, soda, and dessert and then live music on the way back. This train departs at 6pm.

The Two Harbors Turn

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Two Harbors excursions are cancelled for 2020. Normally, on weekends starting in Summer/Fall, you can run the full length of the railroad to Two Harbors, MN on this full day trip. Stop in town for lunch, touring, and then head back to Duluth in the late afternoon. 10:00am departures on weekends.

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Featured Events:

Fall Colors Train to Knife River – SOLD OUT

September 19 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 1:00 pm

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Caboose Crewz Package

May 29 - September 19

Elegant Dinner Train – SOLD OUT

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm

Two Harbors Fall Colors Tour – CANCELLED

September 17 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

Fall Colors Train to Knife River – SOLD OUT

September 19 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 1:00 pm

Beer Tasting Train – Cancelled

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Great Pumpkin Train

October 15 - October 18

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