New Study Shows Glensheen Mansion Draws in Large Amount of Tourism

According to the study every homeowner in Duluth pays $37 less in taxes every year, because of Glensheen.

DULUTH, Minn.- A new study released Tuesday shows Glensheen Mansion now brings in around 90,000 out–of– the area visitors to Duluth each year.

Glensheen Mansion is one of the leading tourist attractions in Minnesota. The study by an economic research firm reveals Glensheen brings Duluth more than $7 million dollars annually in economic impact. According to the study every homeowner in Duluth pays $37 less in taxes every year, because of Glensheen.

“There are few houses anywhere in the country that have this kind of geography and that have this kind of impact that Glensheen has not only locally but throughout the state and regionally,” UMD Chancellor Lendley Black said.

Meanwhile down at the capitol this study is helping highlight Glensheen’s large impact as the University of Minnesota Duluth asks state lawmakers for $4 million to help with necessary building repairs.

“We have only one boiler,” Glensheen Mansion director Dan Hartman said. “So if the heater breaks that means all of Glensheen has no heat, which is kind of a scary deal here in Minnesota.”

Additional repairs needed at Glensheen include lighting repairs and work on the more than century old electrical system.

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