COVID-19: Stay up to date with our coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >



What to see in Duluth

Duluth Attractions

Duluth, a seaport city, is home to many rewarding sightseeing experiences. Both sunny days and rainy days can be occupied with many interesting things to see and explore. Whilst the city is a quiet one, there are museums, galleries, and theatres to enjoy, keeping the historically and culturally enthused occupied.

Attractions such as the Fitger's Museum, exhibiting memorabilia from what was once the most successful brewery in the state, or the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, where people can climb up one of the world's largest steam locomotives, make for a memorable visit. For those interested in art, the Tweed Art Museum is always a popular choice too, exhibiting over 7,000 art objects.

The outdoors is a large part of what makes Duluth and its attractions special to visitors. Hiking in any one of the several state parks is a joy, especially the long distance Superior Hiking Trail and the trails accessing the untouched beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Split Rock lighthouse is also a popular landmark to explore, allowing fresh air and scenic splendour. Duluth is home to many quaint harbour towns, which make good excursions from the city, complete with charming shops and cafes to enjoy after a day of outdoor activity.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Part of Superior National Forest, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (also known as the BWCA), is an immense chain of lakes in north-eastern Minnesota that is extremely popular for canoeing, camping, and…

read more

Glensheen Mansion

This 39-room Jacobean Revival mansion on the shores of Lake Superior is a popular attraction in Duluth. Managed by the University of Minnesota, the Glensheen Mansion is listed on the National Register…

read more

Split Rock Lighthouse

A popular tourist attraction outside of Duluth, Split Rock Lighthouse is located on the shore of Lake Superior, and was constructed following a major storm in 1905 that caused 29 shipwrecks. The lighthouse…

read more


Become our Duluth Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Duluth travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Duluth or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.