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5 family friendly things to do in Duluth

Mike Ward

Adventure Zone- Adventure zone is a perfect family attraction with tons of games and activities. Their 50,000 square foot of family fun include: Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Arcade games, Mini Golf, Kids Cove, Vertical Endeavors and also a place to get some food. Prices will vary depending on which activity you would like to choose. Adventure zone is located in canal with lots of other family friendly activities to do nearby.

Duluth’s Children Museum- Duluth’s Children Museum is the Nation’s fifth-oldest children Museum. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5p.m. They offer daily programs, as well as kid-focused exhibits and collections. Programs are designed to bring out the energy and potential in all children by sparking curiosity and learning. Children and Adults are $9.00 a ticket, while children under 2 are free. They are located in West Duluth with free parking

Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark- is a family fun destination and a great place to bring the kids to play in the indoor waterpark, arcade, outside play area, pool & hot tub. It is easy access to Duluth’s Lake walk and Restaurants.

Glenshen Mansion- See why Glensheen Mansion is the most visited historic home in Minnesota. Glensheens 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.

Great Lakes Aquarium- Great Lakes Aquarium is open every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Their mission is to inspire people to explore their connection to Lake Superior. They provide live animal displays, hands-on exhibits friendly knowledgeable staff and a beautiful waterfront view. They showcase 205 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Parking is available in the Great Lakes Aquarium parking lot for $5.

Lake Superior Zoo- The Lake Superior Zoo is also known as the Duluth zoo. It is located in West Duluth, open all year round, daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is the only zoo in Northeastern MN and Northwestern Wisconsin. Here you will be able to find animals, the zoo train, special tours, picnic tables, a jungle playground and the Safari Café. The zoo is home to hundreds of animals including lions, wolves, leopards, cougars and grizzly bears, as well as kid-friendly barnyard animals.