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Commemorative Air Force Museum

305 Harborview Parkway, Superior, Wisconsin 54880

Duluth Children’s Museum

2125 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota 55806

(218) 733-7543 www.duluthplay.org

Fairlawn Mansion Museum/Superior Public Museums

906 East Second Street, Superior, Wisconsin 54880

(715) 394-5712

Fairlawn was built in 1890 as the family estate of Martin Pattison, lumber and mining millionaire and 3-term mayor of Superior. This 42-room mansion recalls Superior’s boomtown days, as well as its unique, 40-year history as a Children’s Home. Today’s visitors will be impressed by the fully restored exterior and main floor rooms, with exotic woodwork, lush fabrics and spectacular, handpainted ceilings. Open year-round. $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62+), college, and active military; $6 for youth (6-17), and children 5 and under free.

www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

Fitger’s Museum

600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

(218) 772-0410 www.fitgers.com

Glensheen Historic Estate

3300 London Road, Duluth, Minnesota 55804

(218) 726-8921 www.glensheen.org

Judy Garland Birthplace & Museum

2727 US Hwy 169 S, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

(218) 327-9276

Tour the restored 1925 historic home where America’s Treasure, Judy Garland, spent her formative years. At the adjacent Museum, see the carriage used in the Wizard of Oz, once owned by Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a performance or documentary screening. Memorial Garden with Gazebo. Shop in Professor Marvel’s store. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Sept. April & May open Mon – Sat. Call for late autumn & winter hours. General admission for all ages”$8. One Campus”Many Attractions (includes Children’s Discovery Museum). Under age 1-free.

www.judygarlandmuseum.com

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

902 East First Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55805

218-728-0630 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.

Old Firehouse & Police Museum

402 23rd Ave. E, Superior, Wisconsin 54880

(715) 394-5712

Built in 1898, the Old Firehouse originally housed five horse-drawn rigs, including the city’s first steamer. Enjoy a unique look at historic fire-fighting equipment and police memorabilia in the last of Superior’s nineteenth-century fire halls! The self-guided tour includes the first floor, filled with historic fire rigs including the Fire Chief’s nineteenth-century horse-drawn buggy, a 1906 Ahrens Steam Pumper, a 1919 LaFrance Ladder Truck, and a 1944 L Model Mack with a Hale pump.On the second floor see the progression of improvements in typical firefighters’ equipment through the years and visit the State of Wisconsin Police and Fire Hall of Fame installation. Open mid-May through mid-October for tours. 

www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

S.S. Meteor Maritime Museum/Superior Public Museums

Barker's Island 200 Marina Dr. , Superior , Wisconsin 54880

(715) 394-5712

The SS Meteor is the last remaining above-water whaleback ship in the world! The whaleback freighter was designed by Captain Alexander McDougall and built here in Superior, Wisconsin. These ships, innovative for their time, earned the name “whaleback” for their cigar-shaped steel hulls that rode low in the water when loaded with cargo. Open mid-May through mid-October for tours.

www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616

(218) 226-6372 www.mnhs.org

St. Louis County Depot

506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

(218) 733-7590

Today, heritage steam locomotives and their antique, gilded, wooden coaches wait trackside in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, home of the Midwest’s largest indoor train collection. (See Lake Superior Railroad Museum and North Shore Scenic Railroad.) Also, walk the streets of Depot Square, a realistic, life-size depiction of downtown Duluth at the turn of the century. One low-priced admission ticket lets you enjoy the railroad museum plus the St. Louis Historical Society’s exhibits featuring regional history, and the Duluth Art Institute’s two galleries. The Depot is also home to the Duluth Playhouse Theater and three other area performing arts organizations including the Minnesota Ballet, Matinee Musicale and Arrowhead Chorale. Two unique museum stores offer rare items relating to the building’s past and current use. Summer Hours: Memorial Day- Labor Day/9:30am-6pm daily. Winter Hours: Mon-Sat/ 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm Call for group rates, guided tours, and special exhibit information.

experiencethedepot.org

Superior Public Museums/Fairlawn Mansion

906 East Second Street, Superior, Wisconsin 54880

(715) 394-5712

Fairlawn was built in 1890 as the family estate of Martin Pattison, lumber and mining millionaire and 3-term mayor of Superior. This 42-room mansion recalls Superior’s boomtown days, as well as its unique, 40-year history as a Children’s Home. Today’s visitors will be impressed by the fully restored exterior and main floor rooms, with exotic woodwork, lush fabrics and spectacular, handpainted ceilings. Open year-round. $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62+), college, and active military; $6 for youth (6-17), and children 5 and under free.

www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

Tom’s Logging Camp

5797 North Shore Drive, Duluth, Minnesota 55804

(218) 525-3776 www.tomsloggingcamp.com