Explore top things to do in Duluth, like visiting the Great Lakes Aquarium

From the Country Inn & Suites, Duluth North, MN off US Route 53, it’s easy to reach the area’s most popular things to do, including a road trip up the spectacular Minnesota North Shore Scenic Drive. Just a few miles away you can embark on a cruise of Lake Superior or be fascinated by presentations of the region’s nautical culture at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Visiting with family? Take the kids to see local wildlife at Great Lakes Aquarium, and then return to your room or suite to freshen up before a live event at nearby AMSOIL Arena. Business travelers in search of a break from on-site meetings will love a trip to Enger Park Golf Course, which offers a challenging course and harbor views.

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Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and AMSOIL Arena

4.47 mi / 7.2 km from the hotel
The DECC and AMSOIL Arena host conferences, musical concerts, dance performances, and UMD Bulldog hockey games.

Great Lakes Aquarium

4.52 mi / 7.27 km from the hotel
Featuring an enthralling array of wildlife, this aquarium is one of the few in the United States that focuses on freshwater fish.

Park Point Beach

8.44 mi / 13.59 km from the hotel
Head to the end of Minnesota Avenue to lounge on the world's longest freshwater sandbar. In addition to sand volleyball courts and a snack shop, this seven-mile-long beach has on-duty lifeguards during the summer season.

University of Minnesota Duluth

4.32 mi / 6.95 km from the hotel
Tour some of the more than 50 buildings at this beautiful 244-acre campus. For a taste of school spirit, attend a Bulldogs home game.

Vista Fleet Cruises

4.46 mi / 7.17 km from the hotel
Whether you're looking for a fun way to see the North Shore's coastal architecture or you want to enjoy a relaxing dinner at sunset, Vista Fleet offers a variety of cruises.

Canal Park

4.54 mi / 7.3 km from the hotel
Unwind on Park Point Beach, experience an outdoor festival, or browse the shops at this entertainment hot spot. Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Canal Park serves as the gateway to Park Point, home of the world's largest freshwater sandbar.

Enger Park Golf Course

3.57 mi / 5.75 km from the hotel
Duluth’s 27-hole Enger Park Golf Course offers views of Duluth harbor and challenges for both beginners and long-time golfers. You can also practice on the driving range and putting green or check out a variety of events hosted throughout the year.


5.89 mi / 9.48 km from the hotel
Once featured on A&E's "America's Castles," this nearly eight-acre estate, built by Chester A. Congdon in the early 1900s, offers a variety of tours. Choose the Nooks & Crannies Tour for a peek behind locked doors and into secret cabinets.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

4.77 mi / 7.68 km from the hotel
Discover how commercial shipping on Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor impacted the area when you visit this museum that features films, model ships, and exhibits. Be sure to tour the replica cabins and pilothouse during your visit.

Miller Hill Mall

1.31 mi / 2.11 km from the hotel
Home to more than 100 stores, Miller Hill Mall has something for everyone, including retail favorites like American Eagle, Hollister, and Barnes & Noble.

Spirit Mountain

7.22 mi / 11.62 km from the hotel
For a thrilling good time, climb aboard the alpine coaster that races along a 3,200-foot elevated track through the forest or whiz through the canopy on a zip line. This year-round retreat also offers mountain biking and skiing.

Minnesota North Shore Scenic Drive

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
Miles of spectacular natural scenery await when you hop on this 145-mile highway along the shores of Lake Superior. You can stop in the small towns that dot the way to enjoy a meal of fresh-caught fish or to view the many galleries and shops.