Whether you’re bopping around a state park, on the lake or up a creek, we’ve got tons of ways to get outside. Just keep this in mind: during spring’s annual thaw cycle, Duluth’s natural surface trails are closed until they are dry enough for use without damage. Get more info from the Duluth Parks and Recreation.
“Run, Smelt, Run!”
Find yourself near Canal Park in early May and you might spy a gang of people clad in tinfoil, walking on stilts and waving fish in the air. No, this isn’t Tin Man cosplay. It’s the annual Magic Smelt Parade, a spring celebration as delightfully offbeat as it is unique.
attractions for any weather
Great Lakes Aquarium
Great Lakes Aquarium is as close you can get to Lake Superiors depths without getting wet. With a focus on freshwater species, this waterfront attraction is an intimate look at local residents above and below the waves.
A downtown landmark since 1910, the NorShor Theatre is a hometown comeback story, having rebounded from near-dilapidation at the turn of century to become a shining example of Duluth’s art scene. Visit their site to see upcoming plays, concerts and stand-up shows.
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum is celebrating their 50th anniversary, rolling out their golden season with special events planned throughout the year. See the trains and hear the stories behind the railroads that built northern Minnesota.
A 39-room mansion on 12 acres of shoreline estate, the Historic Congdon Estate can make a history buff of anyone. Every room has a story and every square foot is packed with ornate details, even the grounds. The woods along Tischer Creek have an especially magical quality with its gardens and stone bridges.
DINING AL FRESCO IN DULUTH
Patio season is here. Here’s a look at some of Duluth’s outstanding outdoor dining options throughout the city.Learn More
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE
Minnesota made. North Shore inspired. Duluth’s rich history and picturesque location provdes creation inspiration, as seen in its adundant arts and unique culture.Learn More
UP FOR EVERYTHING
Whether you’re looking for a getaway with friends, a romantic escape or traveling solo, Duluth has plenty to choose from. Adventure, relaxation or a bit of both awaits.Learn More