Common Questions From Passengers

Can we eat lunch/dinner at the Depot?2020-09-18T09:27:10-06:00

There are no restaurants in the Duluth Depot. There are only a few within walking distance. The Depot and trains have light snacks (candy/chips) available for purchase.

Where does the train go? How long is the ride?2020-09-17T14:19:47-06:00

Depends on the excursion you choose. Our daily Duluth Zephyr trip goes about six miles up the track to the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. The Music and Pizza train and the Summer Barbecue train travel up to around Knife River, about 17 miles, before heading back to the Depot. A full routemap can be found here.

Are there restrooms on the train?2020-07-31T11:52:20-06:00

Yes. Restrooms are available on all excursions, except holiday/Christmas winter short trips

Are pets allowed on the train?2020-07-31T11:51:12-06:00

Pets are not allowed on any excursions or in the museum. Service animals, as defined by the Americans with disabilities act (ada), are allowed in/on trains and Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities – such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. This does not include therapy or emotional support dogs.

Do the trains run if it rains?2020-07-31T11:47:06-06:00

The trains operate rain or shine.

Can we bring food and beverages on the train?2020-07-31T11:46:16-06:00

You are welcome to bring snacks and nonalcoholic beverages on the train. However, we do have a concession car where those items will be available and we encourage passengers to take advantage of that.

Can we bring strollers on the train?2020-07-31T11:45:53-06:00

Strollers are not permitted on the trains due to space limitations. The operating conductor on duty has the authority to approve or deny the loading of any items such as strollers, bags, suitcases, etc. Strollers are suggested to be left in a vehicle or at the station, where they can be parked near the ticket office for pickup after the excursion.

Are seats assigned and can we sit together with our group?2020-07-31T11:44:43-06:00

Seating is not assigned for most excursions, and works on a first come, first served basis. You are welcome to sit with any other groups you come with. Seats are assigned on dinner trains and some first-class trips.

Where can I park my RV?2020-07-31T11:43:30-06:00

There is parking for RV’s located across the highway from the Depot at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center). It is about a 10-15 minute walk away. More information can be found here.

Where should we park?2020-10-10T14:33:45-06:00

There are two paid parking ramps on both sides of the Duluth Depot building. There are pay stations at the edge of each ramp, these are operated by the City of Duluth. Follow signs accordingly. More information and directions can be found here.

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