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it wasn't open when i was there but it was january it was interesting seeing how the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Canterbury ct
Hibbing taconite open pit mine.

Watch the hudge trucks being loaded with iron ore. This is where it all starts in the process of... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Denise G
Hibbing, Minnesota
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The largest open pit mine in the world.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Hibbing, MN
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

it wasn't open when i was there but it was january it was interesting seeing how the minings done love to come back in the summer when it is open

Thank sandrapV4218SS
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Watch the hudge trucks being loaded with iron ore. This is where it all starts in the process of making US steel. Climb onto one of the big dump trucks. Amazing view!

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot about the iron range area as well as the hull rust mine . Beautiful view of the mine itself as well as a fully stocked gift shop.

Thank ejk62
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We greatly enjoyed viewing the miners at work and the equipment displayed. Volunteers shared informati9! On the plans for the mines. Friends with us greatly enjoyed!!

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were amazed at the size of the mine and the equipment used. Interesting to be filled in on the history on how it came to be and the many buildings that were moved from North Hibbing to South Hibbing to make room for the...More

Thank grammyq
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A neat place to see what mining about. The view is pretty neat also. It's like our own Grand Canyon of northern Minnesota.

Thank Michel H
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are in Hibbing on a business trip. When possible we like to check out local sights and learn about the area. No better place than here. It's free, takes under 30 minutes, and has friendly staff to answer questions. Also check...More

Thank 9Nov89
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a great view of the open pit iron mine. The volunteer there answered our questions and gave us information about what was going on in the mine that we could see from a distance. There is one of the huge trucks there to...More

Thank CADNampa_Idaho
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great free attraction. Kids can climb in a giant ore truck and inside buckets etc. It's more than worth the free admission - I think everyone should leave a small donation to keep the attraction open.

Thank degearchitect
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Friends had told us that this was a must see in Hibbings. Well, it was an impressive achievement. It is free, and the little gift shop has information about the iron processing over the many years it has been open.

Thank Don W
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Ronnie E
1 July 2016|
Response from macaussie | Reviewed this property |
I agree and the mining provides jobs in the mines, steel mills and support industries.
12 April 2016|
Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center and exhibits are closed till mother's day weekend but there is still a great view of active mining from the parking lot that can be seen now.
Cheryl B
20 January 2015|
Response from ExGMan | Reviewed this property |
During the two hours I spent there, I never heard or saw a blast. I didn't think to ask the volunteer staff either. When I was there, the active mining of the iron ore was being carried on about a mile away from the... More