Things to Do

Attractions for All Ages

  • Fun Free Things to Do in Summer

    Duluth, Minnesota

    Awesome FREE things to do in Duluth:

    The Lakewalk

    Probably the most scenic walkway in the entire world, the Duluth Lakewalk stretches over 7 miles starting at the foot of the Areal Lift Bridge in Canal Park, and “northward” to Lester River, and beyond. The Lakewalk has recently been extended to reach Scenic Highway 61, effectively connecting Duluth to Two Harbors for pedestrians.


    Aerial Lift Bridge

    This bridge is Duluth’s biggest, most impressive, and most important Landmark. Built over 100 years ago, the bridge lowers and raises over 5,000 times a year. It connects Canal Park to Minnesota Point (Park Point), which is a neighborhood and 7 mile beach island.


    North Shore Scenic Drive

    Minnesota State Highway 61 is a stretch of road that  hugs Lake Superior’s North Shore. It runs from the junction of Interstate Highway 35 and Minnesota 61 in Duluth and continues northeast to its northern terminus at the U.S.-Canadian border near Grand Portage. Wikipedia


    Canal Park

    You cannot miss this area of Duluth during your visit. Infact you might be sleeping there in one of the fantastic hotels that overlook the lake and downtown. With more shops and restaurants available than you could ever get to in one weekend, Canal Park is a must-see area of Duluth, and also a neighbor of the Vista Fleet and Great Lakes Aquarium. More on Canal Park here.

    Enger Tower

    Standing proud overlooking Duluth every day since 1939, Enger Tower and its surrounding gardens are a great visit, and also free. Breathtaking views are the reward for climbing its stairs to the top of this 5 story observatory. More info on Enger Tower Here.

    Thompson Hill Info Center

    On your way in or out of town, don’t miss Thompson Hill Info Center, another great vantage point for breathtaking views of the city and lake. Meanwhile, you can pickup brochures and information for all of the attractions in the city.

    Leif Erickson Park & Rose Garden

    Maintained during the summer months, but open year round, these two parks are a must-stop while visiting. The Rose Garden is a huge garden with flowers and plants of all kinds that freshen the already delightful lake enfused breeze.


    Maritime Visitors Center

    One of the few museums completely free to the public is the Lake Superior Maritime Museum located next to the Areal Lift Bridge in Canal Park. Shipping history and information inside that any visitor cannot miss.


    Park Point Beach

    If you are in Duluth in the summertime, and it is a nice day, do not miss Park Point Beach. This is a 7 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beach that hugs Lake Superior, and even provides locations where the water is warm enough for swimming. Check beach conditions and weather here.

    Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

    Located high up on the bluffs overlooking Duluth and the Lake, Hawk Ridge is an area famous for its bird watching and educational activities. Fall is the busiest time of year, and also probably the best time of year to enjoy its views. More information here.


    Skyline Parkway

    Want to try out the most scenic and exciting drive, maybe in the entire world? Duluth has it, and its called Skyline Parkway. It wraps along the “top of the hill” overlooking the city and winding its way around. A few locations have stopping points to get out, stretch and take in the views.


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