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Superior is in Wisconsin, USA and is a port of Lake Superior.


Superior is a city of 27,368 on the Western tip of Lake Superior, across Superior Bay from Duluth, MN. The two cities make up Lake Superior's "Twin Ports." Shipping, education, oil refining, tourism, railroads, and forestry are the primary economic activities in Superior.

Get in

By plane

  • Duluth International Airport is about 30 minutes away, and provides service to and from many Midwest cities and Las Vegas. The Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior can accommodate small private planes.

By car

Superior is accessible via US 53 and Wisconsin 35 from northwestern Wisconsin, US 2 from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Interstate 535 from Duluth, Minnesota.

Get around

Car rentals are available in Superior from Avis (218-727-7233) and Enterprise (715-395-9900). The Duluth Transit Authority (218-722-7283) provides bus service throughout the Twin Ports area. Courtesy Cab (218-590-9222) and Badger Taxi (715-394-5555) offer transportation on demand 24 hours a day.

Primary roads in Superior include East Second St., entering as US 53 from the east side of town, Belknap St., routing US 2 from the harbor to downtown, and Tower Ave. (WI 35), running the length of the downtown business district and into South Superior.


The Richard I. Bong Museum, dedicated to telling the story of America's 'Ace of Aces' during World War II.

University of Wisconsin-Superior, home to 2000+ students and the Yellowjacket hockey and basketball teams.

Pattison State Park, located 20 minutes south of town on WI 35. Big Manitou Falls, located there, is the largest waterfall in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Point recreation area, located east of town off East Second St. Birdwatching, swimming, and hiking are enjoyed there by locals and tourists.


Cheer on the UW-Superior Yellowjacket hockey team or the Superior Senior High School Spartans at Wessman Arena (N. 28th St. & Catlin Ave.)

Enjoy the Superior Municipal Forest's trails. The trailhead is located off N. 28th St. & Wyoming Ave. in the city's Billings Park neighborhood.

Catch a movie at the Mariner Mall, located on N. 28th St. & Hill Ave.

Take in live music at one of the local taverns along Tower Ave. in Superior's downtown area. Popular choices include Norm's Beer & Brats, Shooters Saloon, and Thirsty's.

Stay Safe

Common sense rules about leaving valuables out-of-sight while your vehicle is unattended will help provide for a happier trip. Violent crime is extremely rare, but sometimes occurs in and around the city's many taverns. Keep in mind that the posted speed limits are strictly enforced, especially on the city's viaducts on Belknap and N. 21st streets. Winter driving can be hazardous at times due to snowstorms, and strong northeasterly winds are common in the spring months, which can make travelling the bridges to Duluth an adventure. Superior has removed crossing alerts at many of its railroad crossings in town (and there are 'many' of them!), so use caution.



  • The Anchor Bar [1] The greatest burgers at the greatest tavern on Lake Superior. Sarcastic waitresses, the "Library Booth," the Titanic life preserver, the dirt cheap Anchor Ale. The reason they invented bars. 413 Tower Ave.


  • The Androy Hotel in downtown is something of an anachronism. It towers over Tower Avenue, features a full service restaurant and bar directly off the once-ornate lobby, and gives guests a taste of what luxury hotels were like in the early- and mid- 20th century. The Androy is convnenient to the Downtown entertainment and shopping district.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 303 Second Ave. East, is a typical franchise hotel, with harbor views and an enclosed swimming pool. It is convenient to Barker's Island, University of Wisconsin-Superior, and Fairlawn Mansion.
  • Best Western Bridgeview Inn is located at the foot of the John Blatnik bridge, and is convenient to Duluth and Downtown Superior.
  • Super 8 motel is located on the eastern edge of Superior at 4901 East Second St. It is convenient to Wisconsin Point's beaches and natural areas, the Tri-County recreational corridor, and Douglas County.

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