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Visitors center has posted hours, but you can see the mine from the parking lot at any time. During open hours you can climb on the huge machinery and learn a bit about mining. The mine itself is awesome to see. Absolutely huge. And it...More
This is a site overlooking the huge open pit mine, which is still in operation. It is well worth the short drive from Hibbing. Take the route through the abandoned old Hibbing townsite to the mine view. (town was moved to its present location so...More
My husband and I have been here many times. This year we took our 3 grandkids and a visitor from Texas. All were very impressed. We always stop and pick up food for a picnic lunch. The view is amazing. Scan the view slowly so...More
Great place to visit if you are interested in mining history in Minnesota, I was amazed with how long they have been mining in this area. They have equipment trucks, tires etc. for you to see up close and get pictures with or in. You...More
This is really something to see. It is huge as is the equipment used to do the mining. The gift shop is nice and there we met a volunteer, who was a former employee, that gave us many interesting facts about the mine. There is...More
For those in your party that are interested in mining and the history of iron ore extraction and processing in northern Minnesota, this is your chance to get up close and pesonal with the largest open pit iron mine in the world!
For those who...More