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Delve into the past with a tour of historic sites and museums, then stop by local antique shops to find artifacts from times gone by for yourself.

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    Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center

    AICHO strives to honor our ancestors, to reclaim our traditional art and support Indigenous People, and empower our community and the future generations to come. You can find rotating exhibits in the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, located in the American Indian Community Housing Organization’s Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin building.

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    202 West 2nd Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 722-7225 https://www.aicho.org/#/

    Fitger’s Museum

    Fitger’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The brewery’s industrial smokestack and water tower now carry the Fitger’s name and star logo as regional landmarks.

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    600 East Superior Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 772-0410 www.fitgers.com

    Glensheen Historic Estate

    Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

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    3300 London Road
    Duluth, Minnesota 55804
    (888) 454-4536 www.glensheen.org

    Lake Superior Railroad Museum

    The museum is proud to be open 7-days-a-week from 10am to 5pm, making a great option for the fall and winter tour. Stop by and see the impressive collection of railroad equipment unique to the region. The museum is self guided, and takes about an hour to see it all, and longer depending how much time you wish to spend with each exhibit.

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    506 West Michigan Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    (218) 733-7590 www.lsrm.org

    Tom’s Logging Camp

    We have restored the past for your pleasure and education in Tom’s Logging Camp. Our camp offers an authentic duplicate of a typical Northern Minnesota Logging Camp, with all the building and articles, original tools and equipment from that by-gone era.

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    5797 North Shore Drive
    Duluth, Minnesota 55804
    (218) 525-3776 www.tomsloggingcamp.com

    Veterans Evergreen Memorial Highway

    A colorful alternative to I-35, the Veteran’s Memorial Highway follows the scenic St. Louis River from Duluth to Askov through Jay Cooke and Banning State Parks. It’s a perfect “Sunday Drive” any day of the week.

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    A tribute to the brave men and women who died and to those who have not yet returned, this solemn memorial offers a place of healing for veterans and their families. As the sun rises over Lake Superior, each name on the wall is illuminated, and as it sets, a beacon is aimed skyward-like the flashlight of a lost soldier showing our veterans the way home.

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    Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center

    202 W 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA

    (218) 722-7225

    AICHO strives to honor our ancestors, to reclaim our traditional art and support Indigenous People, and empower our community and the future generations to come. You can find rotating exhibits in the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, located in the American Indian Community Housing Organization’s Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin building.

    www.aicho.org

    Duluth Children’s Museum

    2125 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55806

    (218) 733-7543

    Children need free play time to discover new things about themselves and the world around them.  Our exhibits are designed with little instruction to give kids the freedom to find their own solutions.

    www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org

    Fitger’s Museum

    600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 772-0410

    Fitger’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The brewery’s industrial smokestack and water tower now carry the Fitger’s name and star logo as regional landmarks.

    www.fitgers.com

    Glensheen Historic Estate

    3300 London Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55804

    (888) 454-4536

    Come see why Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Our 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

    www.glensheen.org

    Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

    902 East First Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55805

    218-728-0630

    We are dedicated to education by preservation of the original handwritten letters and documents of iconic leaders of the past who have shaped history.

    duluthkarpelesmuseum.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.

    www.kwva.org

    Lake Superior Railroad Museum

    506 West MichiganStreet, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    (218) 733-7590

    The museum is proud to be open 7-days-a-week from 10am to 5pm, making a great option for the fall and winter tour. Stop by and see the impressive collection of railroad equipment unique to the region. The museum is self guided, and takes about an hour to see it all, and longer depending how much time you wish to spend with each exhibit.

    www.lsrm.org

    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

    Tom’s Logging Camp

    5797 North Shore Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55804

    (218) 525-3776

    We have restored the past for your pleasure and education in Tom’s Logging Camp. Our camp offers an authentic duplicate of a typical Northern Minnesota Logging Camp, with all the building and articles, original tools and equipment from that by-gone era.

    www.tomsloggingcamp.com

    Veterans Evergreen Memorial Highway

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    A colorful alternative to I-35, the Veteran’s Memorial Highway follows the scenic St. Louis River from Duluth to Askov through Jay Cooke and Banning State Parks. It’s a perfect “Sunday Drive” any day of the week.

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Lakeplace Park, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

    A tribute to the brave men and women who died and to those who have not yet returned, this solemn memorial offers a place of healing for veterans and their families. As the sun rises over Lake Superior, each name on the wall is illuminated, and as it sets, a beacon is aimed skyward-like the flashlight of a lost soldier showing our veterans the way home.

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