Home > Missions > Recreation > Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours

Summer Hours

10 a.m. to 9:00 pm Daily

Vessel Schedule Information

Please check our vessel schedule at www.harborlookout.com or call our Boatwatchers Hotline at (218) 722-6489.

Contact Us

Physical address: 600 Canal Park Drive
At the Duluth Ship Canal
Mailing address: 600 Lake Ave South
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 788-6430

America the Beautiful Passes

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center issues the National Park passes at our information desk.  Please be aware that we only accept checks or money order for payment.


The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is located in the historic Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota at the foot of the Aerial Lift Bridge. We offer world class viewing of shipping vessels entering and leaving the Duluth-Superior Harbor. We are dedicated to preserving the maritime history of the area. Stop by and be amazed by the vessels operating on the Great Lakes and the history behind it all!


Cold Front Celebration
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, February 03, 2018 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, February 03, 2018 3:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Come to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and join the staff in some fun, family friendly activities!


11:00 am - 3:00 pm Cold Hand Luke activity in the Observatory

Have you ever wondered how your body is affected by cold weather?  This hand on activity will illustrate just that in the comfort of the warm visitor center.

11:00 Sub Zero presentation in the lecture hall

Join Ranger India and learn how Great Lakes mariners overcome the obstacles they face due to cold weather

2:00 pm Tall Waters, Steel Ships

Ranger India will present the events of the 1905 Mataafa storm the wrecked 29 vessels!

Owned by Denise Wolvin On Tuesday, January 30, 2018