The Lake Superior Railroad Museum & Train Ticket Office are open daily from 10am-5pm. Train excursions do not start operating until May, and then all summer/fall after that. Tickets and reservations are available for sale now for most upcoming excursions.

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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 per 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.

The Duluth Zephyr

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Starting in May… 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 (except Mondays).

The Pizza Party Express

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Starting in May… 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.

The Two Harbors Turn

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Starting in late May… This trip travels the full length of the railroad to the town of 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:

Excursions still not scheduled yet in 2023:

  • Day Out With Thomas
  • Pride Festival Party
  • Steam Excursions TBD
  • All Christmas Trains

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Special Events & Excursions:

Jazz At the Depot: Saturdays from 3-6pm

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - April 29 @ 6:00 pm

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April 16 - October 22

Caboose Crewz Package

June 3 - July 29

Summer BBQ In the SkyView

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - July 29 @ 6:00 pm

Grandma’s Marathon Viewer

June 17 @ 5:45 am - 9:00 am

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Admission is only $7.00 for adults and just $3.00 for kids with your train fare.