Here in Minnesota, there are more than a few excellent train rides that will delight anyone who loves unique outings. One of the best is a beautiful ride on a Duluth scenic railroad along our impressive North Shore. The Two Harbors Turn on the North Shore Scenic Railroad is a 30-mile train ride that is the most relaxing way to see jaw-dropping scenery, hands down. Take a look and tell us this train ride in Minnesota isn’t just a dream come true:

Have you ever ridden the North Shore Scenic Railroad? For more information or to details about its schedule, visit the scenic railroad on the web. You can also book your tickets in advance there, as well. Make the most of your Duluth adventure with an overnight stay in Canal Park.

Have you ever taken a delightful train ride in Minnesota? Tell us about your adventures in the comments: We love hearing from you!

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Where is the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Minnesota? 

The North Shore Scenic Railroad in Minnesota extends for 28 miles from Duluth to Two Harbors. It was established in 1990 by Donald Shank. In 1991, it was taken over by a local family who operated it for five seasons. Then, in 1996, ownership was transferred to The Lake Superior Railroad Museum, and to this day, the museum continues to operate the railroad with the same passion they always have.  

What are some ideas for fun day trips in Minnesota?  

There are all sorts of things you could do for a day trip (or two, or ten) in Minnesota! Some of our favorite ideas include visiting any one of our stunning state and/or national parks; Minnesota is home to 66 amazing state parks and six national parks, so there’s no shortage of places to go and things to see! You can check out any of the amazing waterfalls throughout the state or spend a day at the lake (any lake – they don’t call this the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” for nothing). Alternatively, you could laze the day away at the beach, considering that Minnesota has plenty despite being landlocked. You could also visit some of our amazing Native American heritage and historical sites and learn about the peoples who lived here long, long before us. As long as you’re creative and can think outside the box, you’ll find plenty of material for day trip ideas!  

What kind of scenic trips in Minnesota can I take?  

Minnesota is a great state for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors. We recommend literally any of the state’s amazing scenic byways, like the North Shore Scenic Byway, which extends 145 miles along the incredible shoreline of Lake Superior and treats you to incredible panoramic views of our state’s awe-inspiring beauty. There is also the option of driving the Gunflint Trail, in far northeastern Minnesota, where you’ll be able to spot wildlife like moose and rabbits as well as pick some delicious wild berries. You can cruise MN-30 around Itasca State Park, and Highway 61 near the North Shore rarely, if ever, disappoints. Check out this list of even more scenic drives in Minnesota.

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