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Hill Annex Mine State Park

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Address: Calumet, MN
Description: Tour an iron mine or hunt for fossils in this formation that is over 80...
Tour an iron mine or hunt for fossils in this formation that is over 80 million years old.
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My husband and I recently went on the mine tour on our way up to Scenic State Park. The tour was interesting and the guide, Lauren, a former miner, was very informative. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I recently went on the mine tour on our way up to Scenic State Park. The tour was interesting and the guide, Lauren, a former miner, was very informative. There were some cons to this tour however: 1. The tour was on a very hot bus. Though there was supposedly air conditioning, we couldn't feel it and... More 

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West Salem, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My family took a bus tour of Hill Annex Mine & found it very interesting. It's a hour & a half long bus tour through out the abandoned mine. We had a very informative guide who at one time was a miner himself. Along the route the bus does stop & you do get to get out for a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed for 2 tours here. The first was a fossil tour -- good thing it was early, because the hill is mostly unshaded. Don't expect to come home with perfect fossils, and do come prepared -- a shovel, bucket, and screen would have been an enormous help, not to mention bug spray and sunscreen. The guide was knowlegeable and... More 

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