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, 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 and still get to other attractions during the day. This excursion operates at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm daily.

The Music & Pizza Train

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On weekends, 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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On weekends, 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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Upcoming Events

Festival of Steam 2019

July 19 - July 21

Steam Power Excursions

July 20 @ 9:00 am - September 15 @ 10:00 am

Caboose Crewz Package

August 10 - December 8

Murder Mystery Express

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 30 @ 6:00 pm

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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum
offering an up-close look at the history of rail travel. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.