Enjoy A Scenic Train Ride And Spend The Night In A Rail Car At This Little-Known Minnesota Railroad
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Although you’d have to hop an interstate passenger train for a true onboard sleeping experience, you can still make your own overnight rail adventure in Minnesota with one of the most scenic train rides in Minnesota to Two Harbors and an overnight stay in an authentic railcar. So, hop aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad and start your journey!
Of course, upon reaching Two Harbors, you don’t have to stay in a railcar. You could choose to spend the night in a lighthouse, instead. Regardless, be sure to take some time to explore Two Harbors and its environs. For example, your accommodation is within easy reach of three of the best pie shops in Minnesota. You’ll also be super close to Silver Creek Cliff and its spectacular tunnel. Hike along the trail on the lakeside of the cliff – which, prior to the 1990s, was the right of way for the North Shore Scenic Byway (talk about a white knuckle drive – I’m glad the tunnel’s there now!). And, perhaps most significantly, you’ll be only a few minutes away from Gooseberry Falls State Park, an icon of Minnesota’s North Shore.
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Scenic Train Rides In Minnesota
Are there other scenic train rides in Minnesota?
Yes, other than the North Shore Scenic Railroad, there are a couple of other scenic train rides that you can take in Minnesota. Of the train rides in Duluth, MN, the scenic railroad is the best known, but there is another: