Spare Time: What to do between games in Duluth...


Sites & Attractions

The one-stop place is Canal Park. This is right on the lake and hard to miss (follow all the signs from I-35 to Lake Ave. exit then turn "lakeward"). Once parked there is enough to fill the day (or two) including:

Away from the maddening crowds...

If you want a more relaxing plan follow Superior St. to the edge of the main business district for the restaurants (Sir Benedict's & Hacienda) with the lake views and the 5 mile Lake Walk along Lake Superior.

Afterwards take a trip along the bluff for a panoramic view of the port and lake.

Another option for the entire day (before the game) or for only a couple hours is to take the North Shore Scenic Railway. There are two trips: 6 and 1 1/2 hour. The 6-hour trip goes up to Two Harbors (2 hours each way with 2 hour stop once there) and is a beautiful and relaxing way to see Lake Superior close to shore (leaves 10 AM). The shorter trip departs several times during the day but only travels a few miles to northern edge of Duluth.



Reservations are usually necessary for weekend games. Most accommodations are downtown and completely booked well in advance for events like Grama's Marathon and other events.

The Park Inn (218.727.8621, 250 Canal Park) is right on the harbor and near the heart of Canal Park. Though there are many others like the Radisson. For basic accommodations near the park try the Motel 6 (1.800.4Motel6) off the 27th Ave. exit or Super 8 (1.800.800.8000) off the 40th Ave exit.

Another excellent choice, a convenient short walk from all the attractions on Superior St. and Canal Park is the Voyageur Lakewalk Inn (1.800.258.3911, 333 E Superior St.).

When you don't have reservations (and all the signs say "sorry") head across the "high" bridge over to Superior, take the first exit and find "cheap" lodging in the smaller motels. The are only small hotels near the stadium itself or adjacent to exits off I-35.