Getting Here

Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Parking: The Aquarium parking lot is available for guests on a first come, first serve basis. Parking fees are $5/vehicle. All vehicles will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase in the gift shop.

By public transit

June-August: The Port Town Trolley is a free service connecting downtown, Canal Park and Bayfront. Pick up at Duluth Transit Center at 228 West Michigan Street or along route. There is a trolley stop directly across from the Aquarium with service every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. and every 20 minutes from 6:40 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

NEW FIXED ROUTE 24 now running! Pick up 24 bus at Duluth Transit Center or along the Aquarium/DECC Loop. There is a bus stop directly across from the Aquarium with hourly service (Monday-Saturday). This route is a 120 day pilot project and therefore does not have a designated crosswalk or ramp directly to the Aquarium.

Please call the front desk, 218-740-3474 ext. 0, to request mobility or guided assistance from the bus stop to the main doors.

By Car

From the South (Twin Cities area)

From I-35 North take exit 256B (5th Avenue West). At the lights turn right on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium parking lot will be on your right.

From the North East (North Shore area)

Take Highway 61 to I-35 south. Exit at 256B. Follow signs for 5th Ave W veering to the right.  Take  a left onto 5th Ave W. The Aquarium parking lot will be on your right.

From the East (Wisconsin)

Take Highway 53 North to I-35 North. Take exit 256B (5th Avenue West). At the lights turn right on Harbor Drive. The Aquarium parking lot will be on your right.

From the North West (Iron Range cities)

Follow signs for Highway 53 South to I-35 North. Take Northbound I-35 to exit 256B. Follow signs for 5th Ave W veering to the right. Take  a left onto 5th Ave W. The Aquarium parking lot will be on your right.