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Duluth Ariel Lift Bridge

The Ariel Lift Bridge is a must see in Duluth especially at night when lit up. It is one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michelle C
Duluth, Minnesota
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Must visit in all four seasons!

A trip to Duluth is not complete without visiting the lift bridge. Watching ships come in or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Skye T
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
+1 218-788-6430
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Ariel Lift Bridge is a must see in Duluth especially at night when lit up. It is one of the last working lift bridges in all the US. There is so much for the whole family to see and do all around the Canal...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A trip to Duluth is not complete without visiting the lift bridge. Watching ships come in or crossing over and going to Minnesota Point.

Thank Skye T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, this is a must-see. Fun for the family - good for educating everyone about the world's largest freshwater lake. Be sure to walk the pier and get close to the ships.

Thank Nic E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge can take a while to go up and back, its interesting to look at but not something to plan a trip around. There is plenty on the water front to check out while you are there.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the harbor cruise ans got to cruise under it, twice. How fun to see it and learn how little effort it takes to move it thanks to engineering.

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying across the bridge, and walked into Canal Park from the hotel. We noticed from a distance that the bridge was up. It stayed that way. We approached and admired it, and all of the mechanical bits, and finally a huge laker came...More

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where I work I can see the bridge. I watch the lake boats go in and out of the harbor. It's an amazing view.

Thank Tiffanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual structure and fascinating to watch in operation. If you are in Duluth - you should go there.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never walked on this bridge, it is really fun. My Husband and I walked on it to get to the other side. It was a neat experience. The only problem is, when a ship comes in, they make you hurry to get...More

Thank jamgeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was really cool thing to see! The lift goes up for sailboats, shops and crises boats, we saw all three go under! Really unique history, only use to take cars across on a platform! Town down and convenient to canal park. Also, go to...More

Thank mashby52
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21 May 2018|
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Response from Clean56 | Reviewed this property |
Vista cruises
21 May 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
There are boat tours of the harbor and lake-we've taken the Vista Fleet tours and found them interesting. You can fish from shore along the lake or harbor. Brighton Beach at the north end of town is great for picnics... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!