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Duluth

Duluth is a port city located on the western tip of Lake Superior in the state of Minnesota, USA. The city is the second-largest in the state and is part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area, which includes the neighboring city of Superior, Wisconsin. Duluth is a major cultural and economic hub in the region, boasting a variety of attractions, including a bustling harbor, an array of museums, and a vibrant nightlife.

Duluth is situated on the north shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. The city is bordered by the St. Louis River to the south and the Lester River to the east. The city is surrounded by a variety of natural attractions, including the Superior National Forest, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the North Shore State Trail.

The city has a long and rich history, dating back to its founding in the early 1800s. The city was named after the French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, who explored the area in 1679. The city flourished in the late 19th century, becoming a major port for the transport of iron ore, grain, and lumber. The city was also a major hub for the Great Lakes shipping industry.

Duluth has played an important role in American history. During the Civil War, the city was a major center for the Union Navy, and the US Navy built a shipyard in the city. During World War II, the city was a major hub for the US Navy and the US Coast Guard. The city was also the site of the famous shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.

Today, Duluth is a thriving city with a variety of attractions. The city is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues. The city is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and biking trails, fishing, and kayaking. The city is also a major destination for tourists and visitors, with a variety of hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Excursion tips for a day in Duluth

As a tourist in Duluth, Minnesota, there are many activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Great Lakes Aquarium to explore the unique aquatic life of the Great Lakes region.

2. Take a boat tour of the harbor to admire the beautiful scenery and spot some local wildlife.

3. Visit the Aerial Lift Bridge, a historic engineering marvel that spans the harbor.

4. Spend the day at Canal Park, a lively downtown area with shops, restaurants, and a scenic boardwalk.

5. Explore the Duluth Lakewalk, an 8-mile trail that winds along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

6. Tour the Glensheen Historic Estate, a lavish mansion with beautiful gardens and stunning views of the lake.

7. Visit the Enger Tower, a tall observation tower with sweeping views of Duluth and the surrounding area.

8. Try some local craft beer at one of Duluth’s many breweries.

9. Take a hike in the nearby Superior National Forest and enjoy the stunning views of the Northwoods.

10. Check out the Duluth Art Institute, a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibitions and interactive activities.

Experience Duluth with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Duluth. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Duluth

Duluth experiences a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Spring is generally mild and wet with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s. Summer is hot and humid with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-80s. Autumn is cool and dry with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s. Winter is cold and snowy with temperatures ranging from the mid-teens to mid-30s.

Cruise weather for Duluth

Our weather forecast for Duluth helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 21.2 °C
min: 10 °C
13.0 m/s
22.3 m/s
16.8 %
16.3 m
71.2 %
1,019 hPa
05:32:23
20:56:27
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 10.6 °C
7.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
7.0 %
17.6 m
66.8 %
1,021 hPa
05:33:25
20:55:32
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 13.6 °C
10.1 m/s
19.1 m/s
25.1 %
23.4 m
68.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:34:28
20:54:36
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 15.3 °C
8.6 m/s
17.3 m/s
31.8 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,020 hPa
05:35:32
20:53:37
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 13.7 °C
10.1 m/s
19.4 m/s
23.7 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,027 hPa
05:36:38
20:52:36
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 13.4 °C
10.1 m/s
19.1 m/s
19.8 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,024 hPa
05:37:44
20:51:33
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 15 °C
12.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
14.5 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,020 hPa
05:38:51
20:50:28
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 14.9 °C
10.1 m/s
11.5 m/s
12.6 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,020 hPa
05:39:59
20:49:21
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 17.8 °C
7.9 m/s
9.4 m/s
28.7 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:41:07
20:48:12
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 18.3 °C
12.2 m/s
36.0 m/s
44.6 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,015 hPa
05:42:17
20:47:01
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 15.7 °C
13.7 m/s
26.6 m/s
8.1 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:43:27
20:45:49
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 14.2 °C
11.9 m/s
22.3 m/s
40.2 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:44:38
20:44:34
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 18.6 °C
17.3 m/s
34.6 m/s
54.1 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,015 hPa
05:45:49
20:43:18

Cruises to Duluth

Would you like to travel to Duluth on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Duluth.

Scheduled ship calls in Duluth, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am

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