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Leonidas Overlook

One mile west of Eveleth on County Rd. 101, Eveleth, MN 55734
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Great View

Get here at the right time and You can see all five Taconite plants from here, at least the steam... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
viking226
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Minnesota
Leaves

It is so pretty to see in the fall! The leaves are amazing. The road up to the top is pretty rough... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Cheryl H
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Eveleth, Minnesota
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Location from which one can view a taconite mine 200 feet below.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (2 reviews)
“mining” (6 reviews)
“lookout” (2 reviews)
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One mile west of Eveleth on County Rd. 101, Eveleth, MN 55734
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Get here at the right time and You can see all five Taconite plants from here, at least the steam, of MinnTac, HibbTac, EvelethTac, KeeTac, and Inland Steel

Thank viking226
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It is so pretty to see in the fall! The leaves are amazing. The road up to the top is pretty rough. The highway 101 is rough but is being redone. The view is worth the trip tho!

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing view of working mines in the area! This area is the mining meca of Minnesota. What should really upset environmentalists that visit this cool lookout is all of the garbage that has been dumped and left here. What a mess...

Thank Kim Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The view is pretty spectacular! The one way gravel road travels up to the lookout. We saw large mining dump trucks carrying iron ore to be processed. A fun little adventure. One could bring a picnic and eat on the large rocks around the lookout.

Thank ljoshau
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had been there before at least 10 years ago. Lots more trees and brush along the road leaving so you can't quite tell you're driving on the edge of cliff. It's amazing to see the ores and little curvy roads on piles of rocks!

1  Thank Robdro
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Free attraction off of Hwy 101. It's a dirt road on a mine dump so be careful not to go over the edge. The vistas are amazing, as is the view of active mining at United Taconite. Sunsets are especially beautiful.

Thank Zotty8
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped at the Leonidas Overlook. What a great view! The colors are just changing so it is very pretty

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We could clearly see 5 water towers in the distance. Just one mile out of town going west, turn left on gravel road. You will see a small sign. Panoramic view. The pits are huge. There are markers with a short history and description of...More

Thank Frighome
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing view of the mines and good golly the view goes on for days. Heading out of town it's a mile on the left and a gravel drive that loops to give you the view of a lifetime.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My kids and I like to go up there and watch the mining, but that has stopped. It's now a sad place where there's just silence.

Thank Riley L
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