The Perfect Itinerary for a Weekend in Duluth for the Nature Lover

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 11:08am.

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If you’re looking for an awesome way to spend the weekend in Duluth that involves appreciating nature, there are several great options. The Great Lakes Aquarium is North America’s only all freshwater aquariums that you can check out 70 different species of fish, birds and otters.

You can tour the Lake Superior Zoo to see over 400 animals, visit the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium or even check out the Canal Park for waterfront activity. Here is a look at the perfect nature-lover’s itinerary in Duluth.

Canal Park – Duluth

Canal Park is the perfect place to watch seagulls soaring while you stroll around the park. The waterfront is beautiful and there is a nearby sculpture garden. If you stand on the pier you can see huge boats that come and go daily. There are nearby coffee shops, motels, restaurants and jazz clubs. Shop in unique stores, grab a bite to eat and watch the ships glides through the harbor.

Lake Superior Zoo – 7210 Fremont Street

Check out the zoo with over 400 animals and 200 different species. You’ll see the Kodiak bear, the Amur tiger, Pallas’ cat and so much more. You can follow the animal enrichment schedule and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, bridges, hiking trails and wildlife while you’re there. It’s a top attraction of Duluth.

Great Lakes Aquarium – 353 Harbor Drive

Take a tour of the only freshwater aquarium in North America. There are twenty different tanks and exhibits showing over 70 species of birds, otters and fish. It’s a great place to explore your connection with Lake Superior and the waters of the world.

Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium – 1023 University Drive

Check out the dark-sky shows in 360’–full-dome theater format with surround sound, documentaries and videos. You can see shows Friday and Saturdays, plus free shows on Wednesday nights. It’s located at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

These are the perfect ways to spend your weekend in Duluth exploring nature.

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