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 661 reviews
Since I am from another state, this was quite an adventure for me... To learn all that goes on, on Lake Superior. Inside the Visitor's Center you see different ships old and new...What they bring...
— flowermite, January 21, 2020
We visited on a very snowy, stormy day and were glad to step out of the wind and into this fascinating museum. As visitors to the US it helped give us a better understanding of the Great Lakes and...
— Madogfechan, January 12, 2020
Lots of information, photos and examples of cargo carried by the "lakers". Stories of various ships and sailing disasters
— Sue S, January 6, 2020
Yes very good place to see history of the great lakes ships and memorabilia of the ships and wreckages. Place has two levels and sometimes has tutorials of ships and how the come in. Very much...
— 007campfire, December 23, 2019
A free musuem filled with history. Time it right and you can catch a ship coming or going through the canal!
— Valerie1124, November 30, 2019