What's more fun than playing tourist with the family here at home?  Doing it for free!  Thanks to a partnership the City of Duluth has cultivated with area family attractions, residents will get the chance to partake in the same sort of stuff that visiting tourists do - but with the "local discount".

The event is being billed as Duluth CommuTSM/Nick Coonity Days and will primarily occur in April and May - although a few of the scheduled attractions will play out later in the summer.

According to the webpage set up for the event, here's what's on the docket - along with tentative dates and information:


  • May 23:   Duluth Sister Cities International:  Visit the office (301 West First Street - Suite 308) from 12 Noon to 8:00 PM for a chance to meet staff and board members, and learn about events planned for 2018.
  • May 24:  Glensheen:  Enjoy free Classic Tours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets given on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival suggested as capacity may be reached.
  • May 24:  Spirit Mountain Adventure Park:  Enjoy complimentary rides on the Timber Cruiser Alpine Coaster, Timber Flyer Zipline, Jumping Pillow and Mini Golf from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • August 3:  Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad:  Enjoy a free rail excursion along the St. Louis River, departing from Munger Landing at the foot of Clyde Avenue beginning at 5:30 PM.

Additional events are scheduled for:


  • Monday, April 2:  Great Lakes Aquarium:  Enjoy free admission and parking for all Duluth residents and college students from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, April 4:  Lake Superior Zoo:  Enjoy free admission from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The first 1,000 people to visit that day will receive a free hot dog lunch and refreshments, and the first 300 children will receive a free T-shirt.
  • Wednesday, April 8:  Duluth Depot:  Enjoy free museum admission, including the World of Giant Insects and Erie Mining exhibits, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Clean and Safe Team members from the Duluth Downtown Waterfront District/Greater Downtown Council will be providing free face-painting and balloon animals.

Click here for more details.




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