What to do in Duluth when it rains

A planned outdoor adventure, concert or event is disappointing.  Duluth has many uniquely Duluth places that keep you from getting wet. Here are Destination Duluth's Top picks.

Duluth Depot Kim Randolph Depot

Photo © Kim Randolph. Used with permission.

Visit the Duluth Depot 

A hub of Duluth since 1892, the Duluth Depot houses eight organizations under one roof.

“The Duluth Depot is fortunate to be the home to eight different organizations. There are three exhibiting organizations displaying collections of artifacts and artwork; the Lake Superior Railroad Museum,  St. Louis County Historical Society,  and Duluth Art Institute. The North Shore Scenic Railroad is a seasonal scenic railroad that boards at the Duluth Depot, and their Ticket Office is adjacent to the train museum. There are also four performing arts organizations that call the Duluth Depot their home. The Duluth Playhouse  is our local community theater company and has both a Main Stage as well as the Underground theater in this building. The Minnesota Ballet  has the School of the MN Ballet classes in their Depot Studios, on our lower level. And the Arrowhead Chorale  and Matinee Musicale have office space at the Depot in addition to hosting performances in the Great Hall. With all of these amazing organizations housed under one really large, very beautiful roof, it is easy to see why the Duluth Depot is the area’s hub for arts, history, and culture.”


Take a tour of Glensheen Historic Mansion.

Glensheen is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. The 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th century craftsmanship, telling the story of the Duluth region.

One Destination Duluth fan commented on our page “I was there about ten years ago. I was in Duluth for work. Someone suggested we go see the old Mansion. It was absolutely the highlight of my trip. I still tell people about it and how amazing it was. I will never forget how beautiful the estate is. Glensheen will be forever in my mind. Thank you for allowing this to be a part of so many peoples lives.” Lorna, Fort Payne, Alabama

Take a Duluth Experience History or Brewery tour

The Duluth Experience offers A Brewery Tour

“We’ve got five amazing brewery tours available – each with its own unique flavor and brewery lineup designed to help you make a personal connection with the North Shore Craft Beer Scene. We provide the transportation, education, behind-the-scenes access to the breweries, craft beer samples, a souvenir sample glass and a fabulous meal at a locally owned restaurant! Join the craft beer buzz and book you brewery tour today!”

They recently added a Duluth History Tour

“The Duluth History & Sightseeing Tours will take you back in time and provide you with a unique perspective on how Duluth was discovered by early Native Americans and European settlers. You’ll gain insight into how the people of Duluth labored to build its industries during economic booms and persevered during the hardships of economic busts. This truly is a town of character with a story that fills volumes.”

Visit the Duluth Children’s Museum

The Duluth Children’s Museum is the fifth oldest Children’s museum in the country with 25,000 artifacts. Experience science, theater, storytime and more with daily programs showcasing our talented staff and community partners.

Need more ideas?

Check out the Perfect Duluth Day Calendar, The Duluth Kids Club is dedicated to cool things to with kids. Finally, for uniquely Duluth restaurants and more, go to Duluth Loves Local

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