Lake Superior Railroad Museum506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in downtown Duluth at the intersection of 5th Ave W and Michigan St. just off of I-35.Get Directions
Voted by USA Today as the "BEST Transportation Museum in America" The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is a family friendly destination for railroad enthusiasts and historians young and old.
The collection includes the world's most powerful steam locomotives (the Mallet), the first steam engine in Minnesota (the William A. Crooks), one of the nation's largest displays of dining car china, cabooses, freight cars, a railway post office and much more! The Museum is housed in the historic Union Depot in downtown Duluth, a building on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tours feature interactive exhibits, two working collections of model trains and during the holiday season, an exhibit of Lionel toy trains. In summer and fall months ride a vintage electric trolley past Depot Square, an exhibit of 22 replicated storefronts based on Duluth in 1910. Guided tours are available.
Complete your experience with an unforgettable Lakefront Ride on the museum's excursion train on the North Shore Scenic Railroad running May through Mid October.
Hours & Dates
Summer Hours (May 25 - September 7)
- Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Winter Hours (September 7 - May 31)
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.
$12 Adults; $6 Children
- Air quality improvements
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Transportation-related policies or programs
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Catering available
- Commercial air service nearby
- Exhibit space (sq ft): 5000
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Largest meeting room (sq ft): 1000
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 45
- Number of meeting rooms: 5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 448 reviews
Lots of info and trains and equipment to see and explore. Nice indoor (and some outdoor) environment to wander around. Great place to take the kids !
— 656brucej, September 13, 2021
Whether you are a train enthusiast or not, this is a great place to visit. so much variety. Can spend hours here.
— jimsA6389OD, September 12, 2021
Toured the museum before boarding the train. Learned a lot about the railroad in Minnesota. It was fun looking at the difference trains and able to tour some of the cars that have been restored. It...
— Sdoig1981, September 7, 2021
We've been here in the past but went specifically for Thomas the Train who was in town. Fun to see Thomas but the train ride fell short. They were all about shuffling as many people through for a...
— squirellybird, August 11, 2021
I liked it very much and I think that some of those trains are very interesting and I especially like those engines. Then I liked the film that they had in there and going inside some of those...
— Kevin A, July 29, 2021