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Duluth, Minnesota

The port city of Duluth is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, far west on the north shore of Lake Superior - the largest lake in the world, and one of Duluth's main tourist attractions. It's the county seat of St. Louis County and Minnesota's fourth largest city.

Things to Do in Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth is a popular tourist destination year round -- lovely in winter as it is in summer. Enjoy a vast array of adventurous, educational and relaxing activities. Hike through the forests, and experience the majestic beauty of Lake Superior and its shoreline.

Among the many things to do in Duluth, you can take in a museum, an art gallery, a harbour cruise, or visit the Great Lakes Aquarium, go fishing, golfing, skiing on Spirit Mountain, skating, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting on the St. Louis River, and more!

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Waterfront Sculpture Walk. There you'll find important local and international sculptures, as well as shops, restaurants and beautiful views.

Indeed, there are many must-sees in Duluth. One of the best attractions (other than Lake Superior itself!) is the Duluth Children's Museum, which is located in the Historic Union Depot in Duluth's downtown waterfront district. It is the fifth oldest children's museum in the U.S. Enjoy it for a couple of hours, or spend a full day -- there's much to explore. In the Children's Castle exhibit, children can experience medieval life through role-play, planting and picking vegetables for the royal feast, cooking with a cauldron, dressing up in medieval garb, and exploring the Keep - a castle within the Children's Castle exhibit. In the Campsite exhibit, children get to explore an indoor wilderness, row a boat, fish, make a fire, sleep in a tent, and more!

For more indoor fun, check out the Duluth OMNIMAX Theatre, where you'll enjoy the awesome multi-speaker sound system coupled with the domed screen over head. Soar over rivers and mountains, plains, and beautiful sights all over the earth....

And, finally, be sure to visit the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial. This memorial was dedicated to Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie - three young African Americans who were senselessly killed in June, 1920.

Duluth, Minnesota Trivia

Q:Whom is Duluth named after?
A:Duluth is named after Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut. He was the first documented European explorer of the region.

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October 20, 2013

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