The St Louis County Depot is fortunate to be the home to six different organizations. There are three exhibiting organizations displaying collections of artifacts and artwork; the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, St. Louis County Historical Society, and Duluth Art Institute. The North Shore Scenic Railroad is a seasonal scenic railroad that boards at the St Louis County Depot, and their ticket office is adjacent to the train museum. There are also three performing arts organizations that call the Depot their home. The Duluth Playhouse is our local community theater company and has both a Main Stage as well as the Underground theater in this building. The Minnesota Ballet has the School of the MN Ballet classes in their Depot Studios, on our lower level. And the Arrowhead Chorale has office space at the Depot in addition to hosting performances in the Great Hall. With all of these amazing organizations housed under one really large, very beautiful roof, it is easy to see why the Duluth Depot is the area’s hub for arts, history, and culture.
The member supported and operated Lake Superior Railroad Museum greets thousands of visitors of all ages throughout the year that tour the ever-changing locomotive and historic train car displays both indoors and out.
With an operating historical archive, the St. Louis Country Historic Society takes exquisite care to curate artifacts, and works to grow areas such as the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center and the Veterans Memorial Hall program to preserve history.
For over 100 years the Duluth Art Institute has been providing visual arts programming to the region encompassing Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin through exhibitions & education.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad offers seasonal scenic train rides along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Superior. Narrated excursions from one-hour to full day trips, with special events all summer. All trains depart from the Duluth Depot.
The Duluth Playhouse offers exceptional entertainment, training, and performance opportunities in theater arts that may inspire, challenge, and engage the region we serve. The Underground is a second, smaller theater featuring a wide variety of performances and entertainment.
Minnesota Ballet is the only professional ballet company in NE Minnesota and is based in Duluth with the School of the Minnesota Ballet studios here at The Depot. The Minnesota Ballet tours internationally performing classical and contemporary repertoire.