Children’s Activities

The Park Point Marina Inn has a paradise of great amenities and activities that children love.

Children are absolutely enamored with the Coast Guard ship Alder located next door to the resort. It provides a beautiful and stunning backdrop to the Coast Guard Station. Ice cream from the gift shop always brings a smile to a child’s face. Since we are located 1 block from the Park Point Beach there are hours of swimming, sand castle building and beach combing to enjoy. Renting a bicycle and exploring the Lakewalk or Park Point is a great way to spend a family day. Picnic lunches on the Breakwater Pier Walk while watching the ships sail by is a great children’s activity.

The Great Lakes Aquarium and the Lake Superior Zoo provides hours of entertainment. Bayfront Family Center at Bayfront Park, located 10 blocks from the hotel, has a great playground and rents kites, kickballs, and croquets. The park is open from 11am-7pm on Monday-Thursday.

Kids love wading in the pools at Gooseberry Falls or riding on the pizza train from the Depot in Duluth.

Snow tubing at Spirit Mountain provides great winter fun. Bentleyville in December is a must-see for all children, regardless of their age. Make sure to try and see a ship pass under the Aerial Lift Bridge, located 4 blocks from the hotel. Children’s eyes widen as they start waving to the crew on-board a 1,000 foot ship that passes within feet of them.

There are literally hundreds of activities and sites that children will find exciting and fascinating. It’s why Duluth and the North Shore are one of the top ranked children’s destinations in the Midwest.





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  • Family-Oriented
  • Rainy Day Fun
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Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

The Aerial Lift Bridge is a major landmark in Duluth. Originally built in 1905 and upgraded in 1929-1930 to the current lifting design today. The bridge lifts multiple times each day to let large boats in and out of the Harbor which causes a sightseeing frenzy in Duluth.

Lake Ave. South
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

The Bayfront Family Center is a city park in Duluth open Monday-Thursday, 11am to 7pm through September. The center offers free use of recreational equipment including frisbee golf, kites, volleyball, kickball, croquet, and more.

350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Vista Fleet offers daily sightseeing cruises May-Oct. This has become one of Duluth’s best waterfront attractions. Choose your guided tours cruise; sensational Sunset dinner cruises, exciting narrated sightseeing cruises or ice cream and pizza cruises. Great for the whole family. Call for reservations.

323 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

One of Duluth’s easiest and most convenient attractions is the Port Town Trolley. The Port Town Trolley provides daily service during the summer months from June-September, allowing a ton of sightseeing. Circulation between downtown, Canal Park, and Bayfront every half hour.

2402 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

One of Duluth’s coldest attraction allows for the best recreation skiing available with 22 different runs. Snow tubing is also available in the Adventure Park. Everyone will enjoy themselves. Come enjoy the Alpine Coaster and Zip-Line in the Adventure Park.

9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, MN 55810
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Glensheen Mansion offers historic tours of this 39-room mansion with grand gardens & trails. Enjoy the 1908 collection and lively tour incorporating the family stories. One of Duluth’s largest attractions is this museum with it’s historic buildings and mansion all within one space. Open year round.

3300 London Rd.
Duluth, MN 55804
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the state park; perfect for sightseeing backpackers, bikers (both mountain and tour), hikers, horseback riders, and skiers. Driving distance from Canal Park makes these attractions something anyone on an adventure is looking for.

780 Highway 210
Carlton, MN 55718
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

One of Duluth’s easiest and most convenient attractions is the Port Town Trolley. The Port Town Trolley provides daily service during the summer months from June-September, allowing a ton of sightseeing. Circulation between downtown, Canal Park, and Bayfront every half hour.

2402 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Romantic, Summer, Winter

Park Point is a narrow 7 mile long sand bar fronting Lake Superior. Great for recreational swimming and sun bathing. Enjoy the playground and park with the kids. Enjoy the amazing atmosphere, beaches, and one of Duluth’s sandiest attractions.

Up the North Shore
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Palisade Head State Park is a large rock formation on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is within Tettegouche State Park but not contiguous with the rest of that park. These state parks are known for great sightseeing and are in the top of Duluth’s most popular attractions.

Silver Bay, MN 55614
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer

The SS Meteor is the last remaining whaleback freighter designed by Captain Alexander McDougall and built here in Superior, Wisconsin. These ships, innovative for their time, earned the name “whaleback” for their cigar-shaped steel hulls that rode low in the water when loaded with cargo. This boat attraction offers guided tours for sightseeing all of […]

300 Marina Dr
Superior, WI 54880
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

This hands-on discovery center inspires guests to explore animals and habitats found in the Great Lakes Basin and other waters of the world. This is one of Duluth’s wettest attractions and museums for sightseeing different animals. The aquarium is currently home to over 900 animals. Open year round. Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm.

353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Enjoy new exhibits from one of Duluth’s best known attractions featuring lighthouses and vessell traffic. Year-round gift shop and museum. No admission fee and programs are always free from the historic building. 24-hour Boatwatcher Hotline.

600 S. Lake Ave.
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

These beautiful parks and attractions are located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth Rose Garden, a spectacular extension of Leif Erickson Park, offers over 3,000 rose bushes, and other floral delights. Direct access to the Lakewalk.

12th Avenue East and London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Summer, Winter

One of Duluth’s most beautiful attractions and public parks. Visitors can enjoy watching ships in the harbor. Bayfront is home to a variety of recreation events, entertainment, and activities throughout the year; Bentleyville, and Bluesfest are just a couple of the many events. A year-round playground open to children of all ages.

350 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Up the North Shore
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Summer, Winter

Houle Information Center and photo gallery. This quaint Information Center sits on the East side of Two Harbors, made by the CCC camps back in the 1930s. Stop in and get information on Two Harbors, any of the towns along Lake Superior, or any of the State parks along the shore. The friendly staff welcomes […]

1330 Hwy 61 E
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Summer

Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour event aboard an old railroad train as it rumbles over beautiful Minnesota. You’ll ride along the shores of Lake Superior and over five scenic bridges to get all the sightseeing you could want. Plus, you won’t have to ride on an empty stomach because this adventure includes half of a 14″ pizza […]

506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

The Bayfront Family Center is a city park in Duluth open Monday-Thursday, 11am to 7pm through September. The center offers free use of recreational equipment including frisbee golf, kites, volleyball, kickball, croquet, and more.

350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Pattison State Park features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin, and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet high, and Twin Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high. This 1,436-acre state park also has a lake with a beach, a nature center, camping, nine miles of hiking trails […]

6294 S State Rd 35
Superior, WI 54880
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Duluth Childrens Museum has been educating for over 80 years. The Childrens Museum is able to educate children in the fields of Science, Math, technology, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Sightseeing is open year round; Winter and Summer hours vary.

115 S. 29th Ave. W.
Duluth, MN 55806
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Overlooking beautiful Duluth, Enger Tower features a 5 story tower that is open to the public. Enger Park offers a beautiful Japenese garden with trails, and an overlook above the Duluth Harbor making this one of Duluth’s most beautiful attractions. Enjoy the views of the parks or come to golf at the two champion style […]

16th Ave. West and Skyline Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Summer, Winter

You’ll find hundreds of animals and exotic species at the Lake Superior Zoo. One of Duluth’s most fun attractions is open year-round for all ages. The Lake Superior Zoo is the region’s wildest place to explore where you’ll find animal exhibits, educational programs, and- most importantly- fun that runs wild. Summer Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm and Winter Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm. Located […]

7210 Fremont St.
Duluth, MN 55807
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer

A multi-use sporting and recreation area. This complex includes baseball fields, outdoor skating rinks, skate park, and a recreation area.

N 35th Ave W & Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer

On Friday nights, take a walk to the park for a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show under the stars on the shores of Lake Superior.

12th Avenue East and London Road
Duluth, MN 55802
Up the North Shore
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Split Rock Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark and State Park in MN. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota’s best known landmarks and historic buildings. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular […]

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Vista Fleet offers daily sightseeing cruises May-Oct. This has become one of Duluth’s best waterfront attractions. Choose your guided tours cruise; sensational Sunset dinner cruises, exciting narrated sightseeing cruises or ice cream and pizza cruises. Great for the whole family. Call for reservations.

323 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun

A performing arts theater where you’re shown a cinema of the newest culture, films, plays, and shows around town.

222 E. Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

The William A. Irvin was a proud flagship of the U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet and is now one of Duluth’s most historic attractions. Museum is open for tours. Kids 10 and younger get in FREE with paid adult. Check out the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship in October. www.duluthhauntedship.com

350 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Horse-drawn sightseeing carriage ride tours in Canal Park. Guided tours available from May until October. Call to schedule an attractions tour.

Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun

Movie theater and cinema featuring an ultra screen and stadium seating.

300 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

The Tweed Museum of Art, is one of Duluth’s museums located on the campus of UMD which holds a collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of culture, and periods of art history.

1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

The Aerial Lift Bridge is a major landmark in Duluth. Originally built in 1905 and upgraded in 1929-1930 to the current lifting design today. The bridge lifts multiple times each day to let large boats in and out of the Harbor which causes a sightseeing frenzy in Duluth.

Lake Ave. South
Duluth, MN 55802
Up the North Shore
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. The state park is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, and north woods wildlife. Northshore Drive takes you all the way up for sightseeing the attractions of Gooseberry Falls.

3206 Highway 61 E
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer

Ride along the St. Louis River on the historic Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad.

6930 Fremont St.
Duluth, MN 55807
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Winter

Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river making the views fantastic. This state park is something you need to see.

4279 County Road U
South Range, WI 54874
Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Rental, Summer, Winter

One of Duluth’s coldest attraction allows for the best recreation skiing available with 22 different runs. Snow tubing is also available in the Adventure Park. Everyone will enjoy themselves. Come enjoy the Alpine Coaster and Zip-Line in the Adventure Park.

9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, MN 55810
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Rental, Summer

Wheel Fun Rentals puts Canal Park explorers in motion with a plethora of bike rental vessels for Duluth sightseeing. Choose from beach cruisers to surrey bicycles. A great Duluth attraction for the whole family.

408 Canal Park
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Outdoor, Summer

The Vista Fleet is the Excursion Boat Company based in Duluth, Minnesota. The Fleet consists of: The Vista Star (100 ton vessel) that holds up to 300 passengers, The Vista Queen (46 ton vessel) that holds up to 75 passengers, and the Vista Fleet Gift Shop (located behind the DECC/Amsoil Arena) which is a 5,000 […]

323 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802