Lake Superior Maritime Visitor CenterCorps of Engineers
600 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Exit I-35 at exit 256-B, go straight to Lake Avenue / Canal Park Drive and turn south 3 blocks toward Aerial Bridge and Ship Canal on shore of Lake Superior. Public parking adjacent to Museum. Physical address is 600 Canal Park Drive at cul de sac.Get Directions
Operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the most visited marine museum on the Great Lakes; exhibits and programs on upper lakes commercial shipping, Duluth Ship Canal and Aerial Bridge, three replica cabins and pilothouse from ships, two-story steam engine, 50 scale models and lots of interactive displays. 1,000-foot freighters pass within 200 feet of the building. Open daily throughout shipping season. Always FREE.
Hours & DatesMay-Oct: 10am-9pm daily. Limited hours other times of year. Groups any day by appointment, 218-720-5260 ext. 1
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 665 reviews
This is a very interesting center focusing on the port and its history along with information about the various ships that come and go through the harbor. There is no guided tour but the displays...
— kathy88888, September 29, 2021
When I visited there it was very interesting and informative and they had a lot of interesting stuff. I would definitely recommend this place.
— Kevin A, July 29, 2021
If you are interested in the history of shipping on Lake Superior, this is a great stop. Can't beat the free admission. Check in advance because the days they are open vary around holidays.
— theplacesIgo, July 11, 2021
it is cool ! it is by the lift brig and is in Canalpark it is in a nice lokation and has a good vew of the water and brige
— Discover00275337522, October 21, 2020
Great place to visit and get an education about Lake Superior, the Aerial Bridge and the big ships. Very knowledgeable staff from the Corp. of Engineers. Loved the area too!
— nancyb890, September 28, 2020