Tours & More
bent paddle brewing
Join Bent Paddle on a Brewery Tour of their Production Facility! Find out how Bent Paddle Beer is made and get a peek behind the scenes of their Duluth Brewery. Each tour is guided by a knowledgeable staff member and includes samples, a commemorative tasting glass, and more.
Duluth ghost tours
“Haunted” walking tours of Canal Park happen every Monday, Friday and Saturday starting late August until Halloween. Stroll with a guide along the Lakewalk and pier to learn about city history and discuss the paranormal.
Tour this magnificent 39-room mansion and its 12-acre estate located on Duluth’s Lake Superior. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour experience of Glensheen’s remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship, while immersing in our regional stories. Gardens, walking paths and lakeside seating areas await!
great lakes aquarium
A tactile tour of Great Lakes Aquarium allows guests with vision loss to experience their galleries and live animal collections through detailed descriptions and artifacts or models to touch. Each tour is led by an Aquarium educator and includes five stops, with some flexibility depending on participants’ interests.
lake superior art glass
Lake Superior Art Glass has the unique ability to make glass art right before your eyes! Watch one of their artists work with glass or create your own masterpiece. Join a class to make Wine Goblets, Ornaments, Pendants, Marbles, Paperweights and more. Fun for date nights, families, wedding parties, students and team building events.
Lake Superior Helicopters
Lake Superior Helicopters operates out of a Duluth Airport hangar, about 15 minutes from downtown. Tour options include hovering over the harbor and flying up the North Shore to see the city’s Glensheen Mansion. On the way, passengers will enjoy seeing the Duluth Rose Garden, several big parks, and picturesque college campuses. Another tour flies south from the harbor over Jay Cooke State Park.
Lake Superior zoo
Looking for a way to make your trip to Duluth even more memorable? Check out the Lake Superior Zoo where you can watch an Amur Tiger get a tasty snack or get up close and personal with American River Otters. No matter which behind-the-scenes experience you choose, it will make your day at the Zoo truly unforgettable!
Have you ever wondered how your skincare is made? Have you ever wanted to try making your own? Mix Cosmetiques offers regular workshops where you can learn more and create your own products in a fun and relaxed setting.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates on a 28 mile stretch of track between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Public excursions start in early summer and run through the holiday season. There are several options to choose from, including the Music & Pizza Train, the Duluth Zephyr and so many others.
Outdoor Adventures with Day Tripper
Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. They offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in every season. Visit their website to see a full listing of trips and camping options. Try fat biking, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more. Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.
Positive Energy Outdoors
Each year, Positive Energy Outdoors introduces thousands of people to world-class outdoor adventure activities in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Our incredible team has over 40 years of combined professional experience as outdoor educators. Experiences include dog sled tours, rock and ice climbing, and inland lake and Lake Superior kayak tours.
scenic air rides
Book your airplane tour with Scenic-AirRides.com, an aviation-loving company that wants to share its love of flying while giving you a multi-dimensional view of Duluth Harbor and some of its beautiful attractions. Get a taste of the fantastic scenery and landscapes the Twin Ports and North Shore has to offer.
st. louis county depot
The Depot is a perfect place for school trips and group tours. With several history museums and an art museum all in one location, there are exhibits and content for everyone. The Depot also offers a variety of tour options including a Personalized Building Tour and a Haunted History Tour series in the fall.
St. Louis River Experience
The St. Louis River Experience is a local, nonprofit service organization dedicated to helping seniors experience and enjoy our beautiful St. Louis River. Saint Louis River Experience volunteers take seniors, veterans and those with special needs out on a specially equipped pontoon to enjoy and take in nature’s breathtaking sites on the river. Tours are offered late June through August.
Time Out Sailing
Time Out Sailing’s excursions explore Lake Superior and the St. Louis Bay Harbor, the world’s most inland port, and are the only sailboat charter in Duluth. All tours are private, so you and your group will have the boat all to yourselves! Discover the landmarks of Duluth’s historic waterfront or head offshore on the tall water and sail alongside Great Lakes freighters and ocean going ‘Salties’.
The best way to see Duluth is from the water aboard the Vista Fleet, the northland’s premier attraction! The cruise options are endless; choose from their sensational dining cruises, to exciting, narrated sightseeing tours, to stunning fall colors cruises. Please call or visit their website for the current cruise schedule and specials! Schedule varies throughout the season and is subject to change.
William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
In the heart of Canal Park, set against the majestic Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss—and won’t want to. Despite carrying iron ore and coal for 40 years through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet. Schedule a group visit, get ticketing information or discover its rich history.
Zenith Adventure Paddleboard Rentals & Tours
Rent an inflatable Paddle North stand up paddle board for a fun day on your favorite lake or river. These boards are super durable, comfortable, and easy to travel with. Have everything you need packed up in easy to transport Paddle North bags so you can grab your gear and get adventuring! Or choose from a variety of guided tour options to explore the harbor with an experienced guide.