Duluth deals for tourists/families includes Aquarium, trains, Vista Fleet

June 20, 2016 3 Comments

The depth of exploration for tourists and families visiting Duluth is seemingly endless. There are many avenues in which to see the sights and scenery the city has to offer, but finding a place to start on a budget can be difficult. The Must See Duluth Pass is one ticket offering views by land and water, while also learning about what lies beneath Lake Superior.


This discounted package includes access to three attractions for less than the price of two: Great Lakes Aquarium, the North Shore Scenic Railroad and Vista Fleet. Valid throughout the entire 2016 season, the pass doesn’t require families to experience all three attractions in just one day, rather they can be spaced out over a long weekend or even multiple visits to Duluth this year until October (when the train and boat seasons end).  You can purchase tickets online at www.mustseeduluth.com or at each of the participating attractions. And the discounts are significant. Must See Duluth pass holders save more than $18 per adult and more than $12 per child.

Must See   Duluth Pass Individual Tickets Total
Adult: $34 Adult: $52.50
Child: $16 Child: $28.50


Here’s a bit of what you’ll experience with the Must See Duluth pass.

Energized aquatic life fills exhibits and tanks at one of few freshwater-focused aquariums in the U.S., Great Lakes Aquarium.


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See animal ambassadors from the Great Lakes basin including playful, engaging river otters and giant lake sturgeon as well as a variety of colorful coral reef fish and a resident zebra shark in Shipwrecks Alive!


The Vista Fleet navigates the Lake Superior harbor accompanied by tour guides speaking to Duluth’s history and the ecological environment of North America’s largest great lake. Learn about famous local landmarks as well as the nature below the surface while enjoying breathtaking views on this 105 minute cruise.


Weaving through woodlands, past the Lester River and many historic cornerstone buildings in Duluth, and along the Lake Superior shoreline, the 90 minute journey on the Duluth Zephyr is a ride for all ages.




There are several blackout dates to consider when planning your trip. The Must See Duluth pass is not valid at the Vista Fleet July 1-4, August 17-21, and Sept 2-5, as well as on the Zephyr July 1-4, August 17-21, and Sept 2-5. There are no restrictive dates at the Aquarium.


  • Melanie says:

    Are these passes good to use in 2017?

    • Allison Iacone says:

      Hi, Melanie. We will reopen sales for the Must See Duluth pass in 2017. Currently we have halted sales in house and will be closing down sales on the website now if it hasn’t been done already.
      Generally we sell passes on a year to year basis…meaning a ticket sold in 2016 is not good for 2017. The trains and Vista Fleet are currently on hiatus until May of 2017.
      Thank you for reaching out.

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