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Adventure

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Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to Duluth because you can climb, swim, bike, run, paddle, explore and so much more — right outside your door! No matter which neighborhood you are visiting, easy access to adventure awaits.

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    DEFY Duluth Park

    Come have an Amazing Experience at our Indoor Extreme Trampoline Arena. Over 15,000 square feet of interconnected, trampolines in a Brand New 25,000 sq. ft facility. Our Trampoline Park features amazing world-class activities like Extreme Dodgeball, Trapeze, Launchpads, Foam Pits, Dunk Zones, a Battle Beam and even a state of the art Ninja Obstacle Course!

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    101 North 46th Avenue West
    Duluth, Minnesota 55807
    218-481-7667 https://defy.com/locations/defy-duluth/

    FlyDuluth

    FlyDuluth provides sightseeing tours and introductory flight lessons known as Discovery Flights in single-engine, four-seat aircraft.  It’s a great way for visitors, family, friends, and acquaintances to be exposed to our community’s extensive world of aviation from the sky!

    Learn More
    4535 Airport Approach Road
    Duluth, Minnesota 55811
    (218) 461-0520 https://flyduluth.com/flight-tours/

    Korean Veterans Memorial

    Dedicated on August 21, 2003, the Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Korean conflict. Learn about Duluth’s B Company, a highly decorated group of local soldiers, most of whom served in combat. The memorial is illuminated and especially poignant at night.

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    Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Lake Superior Zoo

    The region’s wildest place to explore and be inspired! Meet two rescued brown bears, talk with a parrot, and even hang with a two-toed sloth! See and learn about over 140 species of animals in indoor & outdoor habitats. The Lake Superior Zoo is a place for all people to have close-up experiences with animals that create connections with wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world! The Lake Superior Zoo is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. As the 19th oldest Zoo in the United States, we have a rich history of providing close-up animal experiences. We are located on more than 19 picturesque acres, including rocky hillsides, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. One of only a few Duluth, MN, attractions open year-round, it attracts thousands of visitors annually. Plan your visit to unleash your wild side today!

    Learn More
    7210 Fremont Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55807
    (218) 730-4500 www.lszooduluth.org

    Lakewalk

    The Lakewalk is 7 miles long, and goes from Canal Park to 60th Avenue East. Take a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, stopping for ice cream or a lakeview lunch. Strap on your skates and break a sweat. Or, rent bikes for the whole family and glide up and down the gentle hills.

    Learn More
    300 The Lakewalk
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

    Minnesota Whitewater Rafting was founded in 2015, and has been providing quality professional guided whitewater rafting tours to the public ever since. With over 75+ years combined experience on the water & over 75+ combined years of Outdoor Emergency Care experience, we want YOU to have a safe trip every time.

    Learn More
    3212 River Gate Avenue
    Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
    218-522-4446 http://www.minnesotawhitewater.com

    North Shore SUP

    Stand Up Paddleboarding!! Rentals, Intro Classes, SUP YOGA, KID SUP Club, Youth Programming, FURRY friends WELCOME, Parties, Events, Sunset Paddles, Guided Trips + MORE. STOKED to share the sport of SUP with you, see you on the water!

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    250 Marina Drive
    Superior, Wisconsin 54880
    (218) 343-1308 http://www.DuluthSUP.com

    Playfront Park on the Bay

    Playfront Park on the Bay features a unique children’s playground built by the Junior League of Duluth and Duluth citizens, Playfront Park is located inside Bayfront Festival Park at the base of 5th Ave West. This new playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children’s balance, coordination and strength. The park is open daily for children of all ages.

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    7243 Superior Hiking Trail
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Positive Energy Outdoors

    Dog sled tours, sleigh and wagon rides, inland lake kayak and SUP rentals, Lake Superior and inland lake kayak instruction and tours, Duluth and North Shore rock and ice climbing, team building, custom corporate programs, day and residential camps and women’s programs. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Learn More
    4757 Datka Road
    Duluth, Minnesota 55803
    (218) 428-5990 www.outdooredventures.org

    SUPerior Paddle

    SUPerior Paddle Boarding is built upon one simple principle – a love of Lake Superior. You will not find another lake like it! My goal at SUPerior Paddle Boarding is to provide you with an unforgettable South Shore experience.

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    302 Hawkins Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55811

    Scenic Byways

    Enjoy a change of pace with a relaxing drive on one of our many nearby Scenic Byways. Whether you are traveling to a particular destination or just meandering, State and National Scenic Byways are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the road less traveled. Scenic Highway 61 has been named an All-American Road. This breathtaking section of highway, which runs more than 120 miles from Duluth up Lake Superior’s North Shore to the Canadian Border, is the northernmost tip of one of America’s most fabled thoroughfares.

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    Spirit Lake Marina Water Sports

    Spirit Lake Marina & Rv has an assortment of bikes, canoes, pontoons, and fishing boats available for rental. Spend the day biking the Duluth Lakewalk, or any of the numerous nature trails like the Munger. Discover the natural wonder of St. Louis bay by canoe, or tackle the white water of the river by kayak. Or just relax on the water, while waiting for the walleye to bite.

    Learn More
    121 Spring Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55808
    218-628-3578 www.spiritlakemarinarv.com

    Superior Hiking Trail

    Welcome to the Superior Hiking Trail — a resource for everyone where individuals discover, learn and connect with nature, themselves and each other. The SHT is a rugged footpath that requires appropriate planning and gear. Whether embarking on a leisurely day hike or an extensive thru-hike, we have what you need to be prepared.

    Learn More

    Swiftwater Adventures

    Our mission is to provide whitewater adventures to anyone and everyone, no experience necessary! Swiftwater seeks to promote responsible outdoor recreation, provide participants with a safe, fun, and exciting adventure, and to provide experiential, environmental, and adventure education trips to colleges, secondary schools, youth groups, and citizen science organizations.

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    The Edge Waterpark

    Located along the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN, the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark is your complete Duluth hotels vacation destination. Enjoy our indoor waterpark, arcade, outside play area, pool and hot tub, and easy access to Duluth’s Lakewalk and restaurants. Relax in a comfortable and clean room with all the amenities and views of Lake Superior. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at the funnest hotel in Duluth.

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    2400 London Road
    Duluth, Minnesota 55812
    (218) 728-3601 duluthwaterpark.com/waterpark

    Vista Fleet

    The best way to explore Duluth is from the water! Experience the wonders of Lake Superior as we cruise next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels to take in the activities of our bustling harbor. Live narrated sightseeing tours offer fun for the entire family. Join us for a specialty dinner, cocktail, brunch, or family fun cruise!

    Learn More
    323 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 722-6218 http://www.vistafleet.com

    Vista Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises

    The Vista Fleet is the Excursion Boat Company and (only) Floating Events Center based in Duluth Minnesota. The Fleet consists of: The Vista Star (100 ton vessel) that holds up to 220 passengers, The Vista Queen (46 ton vessel) that holds up to 50 passengers and the Vista Fleet Gift Shop now rebranded into Zenith Adventure (located behind the DECC/Amsoil Arena) which is a 5,000 square gift shop and Adventure company. The cruises are fully live narrated with a blend of entertaining facts, games, concessions, a full bar and much more.  

    Learn More
    323 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 722-6218 http://www.vistafleet.com

    Wheel Fun Rentals

    Explore Duluth’s Canal Walk by hopping on one of our fun unique specialty cycles and explore the surrounding area! Lakewalk offers great vistas of the big lake, attractively maintained parks and gardens, and beaches for wading and rock picking. Be sure to ride onto the Pier – here you can watch vessels from around the world enter Duluth’s port.

    Learn More
    3609 Heights Court
    St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
    (320) 266-1164 www.wheelfunrentals.com

    Your Boat Club

    Located at Pier B. We offer top quality daily rental options for people who are just looking to get out on the water once or twice a year, and unlimited boat club memberships for people who are looking to make being together on the water a regular part of their life. Simply show up, go boating, and go home. We take care of all the work and you have all the fun! Quite simply, life on the water is better.

    Learn More
    800 West Railroad Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    612-208-1800 https://yourboatclub.com/

    Zenith Adventure

    Explore Duluth’s great outdoors like a local with Zenith Adventure! We offer guided hikes, paddleboard, and kayak tours for all levels. Explore the waters and trails of the Northland safely with the help of knowledgeable guides. Daily equipment rentals are also available to explore the inland lakes at your leisure. Open seasonally May through October. @zenithadventuremn

    Learn More
    323 Harbor Drive
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 722-6218 http://www.zenithadventure.com/

    DEFY Duluth Park

    101 N. 46th Ave W, Duluth, Minnesota 55807

    218-481-7667

    Come have an Amazing Experience at our Indoor Extreme Trampoline Arena. Over 15,000 square feet of interconnected, trampolines in a Brand New 25,000 sq. ft facility. Our Trampoline Park features amazing world-class activities like Extreme Dodgeball, Trapeze, Launchpads, Foam Pits, Dunk Zones, a Battle Beam and even a state of the art Ninja Obstacle Course!

    defy.com

    Duluth Children’s Museum

    2125 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55806

    (218) 733-7543 www.duluthplay.org

    Duluth Flying Club

    4535 Airport Approach Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811

    (218) 461-0520

    The Duluth Flying Club rents aircraft to licensed pilots and provides flight instruction to current and aspiring pilots.  Check out our website to learn about our fleet and our experienced flight instructors!

    flyduluth.com

    FlyDuluth

    4535 Airport Approach Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811

    (218) 461-0520

    FlyDuluth provides sightseeing tours and introductory flight lessons known as Discovery Flights in single-engine, four-seat aircraft.  It’s a great way for visitors, family, friends, and acquaintances to be exposed to our community’s extensive world of aviation from the sky!

    flyduluth.com

    Great Lakes Aquarium

    353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 740-3474 www.glaquarium.org

    Korean Veterans Memorial

    Lakeplace Park, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Dedicated on August 21, 2003, the Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Korean conflict. Learn about Duluth’s B Company, a highly decorated group of local soldiers, most of whom served in combat. The memorial is illuminated and especially poignant at night.

    Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

    6930 Fremont Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55907

    (218) 624-7549 www.lsmrr.org

    Lake Superior Helicopters

    4525 Airport Approach Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55811

    (218) 461-2857 www.lakesuperiorhelicopters.com

    Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

    600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 720-5260 www.lsmma.com

    Lake Superior Zoo

    7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55807

    (218) 730-4500

    The region’s wildest place to explore and be inspired! Meet two rescued brown bears, talk with a parrot, and even hang with a two-toed sloth! See and learn about over 140 species of animals in indoor & outdoor habitats. The Lake Superior Zoo is a place for all people to have close-up experiences with animals that create connections with wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world! The Lake Superior Zoo is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. As the 19th oldest Zoo in the United States, we have a rich history of providing close-up animal experiences. We are located on more than 19 picturesque acres, including rocky hillsides, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. One of only a few Duluth, MN, attractions open year-round, it attracts thousands of visitors annually. Plan your visit to unleash your wild side today!

    www.lszooduluth.org

    Lakewalk

    The Lakewalk, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    The Lakewalk is 7 miles long, and goes from Canal Park to 60th Avenue East. Take a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, stopping for ice cream or a lakeview lunch. Strap on your skates and break a sweat. Or, rent bikes for the whole family and glide up and down the gentle hills.

    Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

    3212 River Gate Ave., Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

    218-522-4446

    Minnesota Whitewater Rafting was founded in 2015, and has been providing quality professional guided whitewater rafting tours to the public ever since. With over 75+ years combined experience on the water & over 75+ combined years of Outdoor Emergency Care experience, we want YOU to have a safe trip every time.

    www.minnesotawhitewater.com

    North Shore SUP

    Barker's IslanBarker's Island, Superior, Wisconsin 55480

    (218) 343-1308

    Stand Up Paddleboarding!! Rentals, Intro Classes, SUP YOGA, KID SUP Club, Youth Programming, FURRY friends WELCOME, Parties, Events, Sunset Paddles, Guided Trips + MORE. STOKED to share the sport of SUP with you, see you on the water!

    www.DuluthSUP.com

    North Shore Scenic Railroad

    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 722-1273

    All aboard! Take a ride on one of the North Shore Scenic Railroad’s historic passenger cars to relive the golden age of railroad travel. The NSSR offers daily train rides from Memorial Day to mid-October.

    www.duluthtrains.com

    Playfront Park on the Bay

    Playfront Park, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Playfront Park on the Bay features a unique children’s playground built by the Junior League of Duluth and Duluth citizens, Playfront Park is located inside Bayfront Festival Park at the base of 5th Ave West. This new playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children’s balance, coordination and strength. The park is open daily for children of all ages.

    Positive Energy Outdoors

    4757 Datka Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55803

    (218) 428-5990

    Dog sled tours, sleigh and wagon rides, inland lake kayak and SUP rentals, Lake Superior and inland lake kayak instruction and tours, Duluth and North Shore rock and ice climbing, team building, custom corporate programs, day and residential camps and women’s programs. All ages and abilities are welcome.

    www.outdooredventures.org

    S.S. William A. Irvin

    350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 722-5573 www.willliamirvin.com

    SUPerior Paddle

    302 Hawkins St, Duluth, Minnesota 55811

    SUPerior Paddle Boarding is built upon one simple principle – a love of Lake Superior. You will not find another lake like it! My goal at SUPerior Paddle Boarding is to provide you with an unforgettable South Shore experience.

    Scenic Byways

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    Enjoy a change of pace with a relaxing drive on one of our many nearby Scenic Byways. Whether you are traveling to a particular destination or just meandering, State and National Scenic Byways are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the road less traveled. Scenic Highway 61 has been named an All-American Road. This breathtaking section of highway, which runs more than 120 miles from Duluth up Lake Superior’s North Shore to the Canadian Border, is the northernmost tip of one of America’s most fabled thoroughfares.

    www.byways.org

    Skydive Duluth

    4804 Hammond Ave (Richard I Bong Airport), Superior, Wisconsin 54880

    218-390-1800

    We are located only a few miles from beautiful Lake Superior. During the plane ride up to the jumping altitude, a person has one of the best views anywhere in the Midwest.

    skydiveduluth.com

    Spirit Lake Marina Water Sports

    121 Spring Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55808

    218-628-3578

    Spirit Lake Marina & Rv has an assortment of bikes, canoes, pontoons, and fishing boats available for rental. Spend the day biking the Duluth Lakewalk, or any of the numerous nature trails like the Munger. Discover the natural wonder of St. Louis bay by canoe, or tackle the white water of the river by kayak. Or just relax on the water, while waiting for the walleye to bite.

    www.spiritlakemarinarv.com

    Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

    9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, Minnesota 55810

    (218) 628-2891

    Your Adventure begins right here at Spirit Mountain! You will be find four seasons of fun at our Adventure Park with spectacular views of Lake Superior, St. Louis River and Duluth.

    www.spiritmt.com

    Superior Hiking Trail

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    (218) 834-2700

    Welcome to the Superior Hiking Trail — a resource for everyone where individuals discover, learn and connect with nature, themselves and each other. The SHT is a rugged footpath that requires appropriate planning and gear. Whether embarking on a leisurely day hike or an extensive thru-hike, we have what you need to be prepared.

    www.shta.org

    Swiftwater Adventures

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    Our mission is to provide whitewater adventures to anyone and everyone, no experience necessary! Swiftwater seeks to promote responsible outdoor recreation, provide participants with a safe, fun, and exciting adventure, and to provide experiential, environmental, and adventure education trips to colleges, secondary schools, youth groups, and citizen science organizations.

    The Edge Waterpark

    2400 London Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

    (218) 728-3601

    Located along the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN, the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark is your complete Duluth hotels vacation destination. Enjoy our indoor waterpark, arcade, outside play area, pool and hot tub, and easy access to Duluth’s Lakewalk and restaurants. Relax in a comfortable and clean room with all the amenities and views of Lake Superior. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at the funnest hotel in Duluth.

    duluthwaterpark.com

    UMD Outdoor Program

    1216 Ordean Court, 153 SpHC, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

    (218) 726-7128

    Providing the community with active, healthy lifestyles and a connection to the outdoors! Get involved in activities such as climbing, aquatics, outdoor activities and more.

    www.umdrsop.org

    Vista Fleet

    323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 722-6218

    The best way to explore Duluth is from the water! Experience the wonders of Lake Superior as we cruise next to 1,000-foot lake freighters and oceangoing vessels to take in the activities of our bustling harbor. Live narrated sightseeing tours offer fun for the entire family. Join us for a specialty dinner, cocktail, brunch, or family fun cruise!

    www.vistafleet.com

    Vista Fleet Sightseeing & Dining Cruises

    323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 722-6218

    The Vista Fleet is the Excursion Boat Company and (only) Floating Events Center based in Duluth Minnesota. The Fleet consists of: The Vista Star (100 ton vessel) that holds up to 220 passengers, The Vista Queen (46 ton vessel) that holds up to 50 passengers and the Vista Fleet Gift Shop now rebranded into Zenith Adventure (located behind the DECC/Amsoil Arena) which is a 5,000 square gift shop and Adventure company. The cruises are fully live narrated with a blend of entertaining facts, games, concessions, a full bar and much more.  

    www.vistafleet.com

    Wheel Fun Rentals

    3609 Heights Court, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

    (320) 266-1164

    Explore Duluth’s Canal Walk by hopping on one of our fun unique specialty cycles and explore the surrounding area! Lakewalk offers great vistas of the big lake, attractively maintained parks and gardens, and beaches for wading and rock picking. Be sure to ride onto the Pier – here you can watch vessels from around the world enter Duluth’s port.

    www.wheelfunrentals.com

    Your Boat Club

    800 W Railroad St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA

    612-208-1800

    Located at Pier B. We offer top quality daily rental options for people who are just looking to get out on the water once or twice a year, and unlimited boat club memberships for people who are looking to make being together on the water a regular part of their life. Simply show up, go boating, and go home. We take care of all the work and you have all the fun! Quite simply, life on the water is better.

    yourboatclub.com

    Zenith Adventure

    323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN, USA

    (218) 722-6218

    Explore Duluth’s great outdoors like a local with Zenith Adventure! We offer guided hikes, paddleboard, and kayak tours for all levels. Explore the waters and trails of the Northland safely with the help of knowledgeable guides. Daily equipment rentals are also available to explore the inland lakes at your leisure. Open seasonally May through October. @zenithadventuremn

    www.zenithadventure.com

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