This 30-Mile Train Ride Is The Most Relaxing Way To Enjoy Minnesota Scenery

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 along our impressive North Shore. The North Shore Scenic Railroad’s Two Harbors Turn 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 Road? For more information about the railway or the Two Harbors Turn, check out their website. You can also book your tickets in advance there as well. Have you ever taken a delightful train ride in Minnesota? Tell us about your adventures in the comments: we love hearing from you!

Address: 506 West Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55802
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September 13, 2021

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 by the name of the Goldfines, who operated it for five seasons! 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 folks 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.

Address: 506 West Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55802