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Minnesota Musem of Mining

701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
+1 218-254-5543
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Worth the money and time

I was skeptical when I pulled up as walking around looking at old machines didn't appeal to me but... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Michael D
via mobile
Great way to pass an hour or two - especially if you like old stuff

We were looking for a stop on our trip to northern MN and decided to try out this museum. I was... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Eagan, Minnesota
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701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
+1 218-254-5543
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical when I pulled up as walking around looking at old machines didn't appeal to me but you are able to climb through many of the machines. The museum displays were interesting and engaging as well. Well worth the time!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were looking for a stop on our trip to northern MN and decided to try out this museum. I was surprised by the amount of stuff they had and the variety - it isn't all about mining. The main "castle" building houses a small...More

Thank CBMinnesota
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum ! Super friendly staff, very welcoming . Nice exhibits . Very family friendly . A separate building offers model trains that are interactive. You can get a good idea of what life was like for people in this area...More

Thank Angela2083
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Spent a few hours at the museum, learning about the early mining industry. There was a 15 minute video and a volunteer who told about mining in and around Chisholm. We went thru various buildings and saw Dr Graham (Field of Dreams movie) offices replica....More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great place to learn about the mining industry in Minnesota. There is lots of equipment that the kids could climb in besides some buildings with smaller artifacts and displays. Also an area where you could have a picnic or just let the...More

Thank SSTT2014
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On vacation here in MN from Dallas TX (family lives in Grand Rapids). Decided to run over to see the ZmN Museum of Mining. Really a good decision. The place has a wide range of historical artifacts that go way beyond mining. The mining collection...More

1  Thank jamespcol
Reviewed 21 August 2016

All sorts of large machines located around the grounds would be great for kids. Good history of the mining world in our state.

Thank Shouldercat
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Minnesota Museum of Mining is an excellent place to learn about the iron mining industry in Minnesota. The Mesabi Range is a large iron deposit that has been instrumental in the economy of Minnesota and the United States. This history is well chronicled in...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This museum offers more than a view at the history of mining. In addition to the train cars that you can climb up into to see how rugged travel was decades ago, there are two buildings that showcase eras gone by. An old fire truck,...More

Thank cvrj
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Growing up on the Iron Range, my wife and I always wanted to visit and we finally made it on a hot July day. The castle includes an okay gift shop and a clutter of artifacts, but it gets better. The "Living on the Iron...More

1  Thank JesseWhite
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