Our most popular trip, this excursion brings you through downtown Duluth, a little way up the North Shore, through Congdon Park, and to the neighborhood of Lakeside, where the train stops briefly to turn around. The perfect standard trip for you and your family, lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes, covering about six miles each way.
First Class Option: Ride in the Dome Car and enjoy the unique upstairs viewing area, with an attendant designated just for you. Space is limited to just 24 passengers per trip (or 12 if 50% capacity), but you have the entire Dome Car (including the downstairs lounge) to yourself. Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks while you experience the spectacular views from above in the Dome Car. Note: Due to the historic nature of the traincar, First Class seats are not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 0-13 must purchase tickets for first class (2 and under are free in coach only), and must be supervised at all times while on the train for the courtesy of other passengers. All passengers in first class are expected to behave in a first class fashion for the respect of other patrons.
Coach Seats: Ride in one of several historic coaches. Some have open windows, some have air conditioning/heat, it is up to you! All seats are general boarding, so you are free to explore the train for the perfect seat. A concession car is also available to enjoy that has large open-air doors. Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need tickets for coach.
Reservations are strongly recommended but not required for this excursion. Tickets may be purchased up to 20 minutes prior to departure. This train can sell out, so it is recommended to pre-purchase your tickets.
This train is Wheelchair Accessible most days, but there are no wheelchair accessible restrooms (and first class is not accessible). Wheelchairs are lifted into the concession/open car. Pets are not allowed. All tickets are round-trip. There are restrooms on the train.
Children: Ages are 3-13 in Coach. Ages 2 and under are free in coach and do not need a ticket/reservation. All passengers in First Class (ages 0+) must purchase a ticket.
Doors close 2 minutes prior to departure for safety checks. Any passengers who arrive after this time will not be permitted to board and will not receive a refund.
Museum Passes can be added at the half-off combination rate of $6 adults and $3 for children. If you're not sure you'll have time for the museum, you can still get this discount and add passes on the day you arrive.
MUSIC & PIZZA TRAIN (GRANDMAS WKND EARLY DEPARTURE)
A 2.5 hour evening excursion up the North Shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy pizza and fun for the whole family! A Domino's Pizza and a soda for each person is included with your ticket fare, and on the way back enjoy live music in the baggage/concession car! A cash bar of beer and wine is also available on most excursions.
Reservations are required for this excursion by 2pm on the day of the excursion.
Seats are not assigned on this excursion and are open/available to sit anywhere in several coaches you would like to. Staying in groups with other reservations is usually very easy.
This trip is wheelchair accessible in an open aired car (limited space), but there are no wheelchair accessible restrooms on the train. Pets are not allowed. Ages 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket. All tickets are round-trip, coach-only excursion. There are restrooms on the train.
Museum Passes can be added at the half-off combination rate of $6 adults and $3 for children. If you're not sure you'll have time for the museum, you can still get this discount and add passes on the day you arrive. Most guests come early to tour the museum before the Pizza Train (about 90 minutes before departure is suggested).
Domecar Seats: On some select dates, pay a little extra and get access to the second-level in the Domecar. Only 12 seats are sold for this 24-seat space (subject to change) with lounge room below open to you as well. This car serves as our First Class during the day, and in the evening a premium seat on the Music & Pizza Train. If it is available on your selected date, it will display.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth Minnesota 55802