UW-Superior will be conducting work on water lines this summer, so parts of Catlin Avenue will occassionally be closed. Please use Mertz Motorelli Drive to reach WITC Conference Center and parking. We will have signs posted on Mertz Motorelli Drive directing you to the symposium.
Those of us who live here can be pretty effusive in our love of the Twin Ports! In this list, we’ve limited ourselves to ten (okay, maybe a few more than ten) recommendations for things to do in Superior and Duluth. To check out even more local happenings, visit the Perfect Duluth Day calendar.
Located in a former Christian Scientist Church built in 1912, Karpele’s Manuscript Museum features travelling exhibits of historically-significant manuscripts and occasionally hosts musical performances.
- Leif Erickson Park and Lakewalk
There’s no better way to spend a Perfect Duluth Day™ than to stroll along the Lakewalk. Highlights include the rose garden, a statue of Leif Erickson, Canal Park, and (of course) Lake Superior. There are numerous places to grab a bite to eat along the way, including a variety of restaurants in the historic Fitger’s complex, Italian bistro Va Bene, and the irresistible PortLand Malt Shoppe.
- Duluth Beer Trail
Duluth and its environs have gained a bit of a reputation, both regionally and nationally, for high-quality craft beer. Looking to sample the greatest variety of local beer with the least amount of travel? There’s an app for that!
- The Zeitgeist Arts Complex
The Zeitgeist Arts Complex houses the Twin Ports’ independent movie theater, a black box theater that hosts comedy improv on the weekends, and a restaurant with a fusion menu. A great one-stop shop for arts and entertainment.
One of Superior’s worst-kept secrets, The Anchor Bar is famous for its eccentric nautical decor and its cheap, delicious burgers. There’s even a table tucked away into a little “library” near the entrance!
- Historic Homes
A rich trove of art and relics related to every polka lover’s favorite instrument. Concertinas, accordions, and gifts: one of the more eclectic picks on our list!
- Hiking/Biking Trails
- Duluth’s Historic Union Depot
One of Duluth’s main cultural centers, the Depot houses the Duluth Art Institute, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, the St. Louis County Historical Society, and the Duluth Playhouse (which will be opening God of Carnage the weekend of the symposium). Bonus: the Depot is right across the street from the main branch of the Duluth Public Library.
- Local Libraries
And speaking of the Duluth Public Library, this is a library conference, after all! Check out some of our fabulous local libraries: the Superior Public Library, multiple branches of the Duluth Public Library, the Jim Dan Hill Library at UW-Superior, and the UMD Library are all worth checking out!
Registration for Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2013: Libraries by Design is now open.
Our flat registration fee is $49. See our Register page for instructions on how to secure your spot for June 7th via fax, phone, snail mail, or in the flesh. If you want to register online, you’ll have to wait until April 23th.
The symposium is organized around three tracks:
- designing space
- designing skills
- designing service
See our (color coded!) brochure for details on each track and individual session descriptions.
Let us know if you have any questions!