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Address: Chisholm, MN
Description: Museum dedicated to the history and industry of iron-mining.

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Very deceiving from the parking lot.....Go Inside!

As you drive up to the Discovery Center it looks like a 'normal' size museum from the outside. Little do you know that this only the reception area. The facility covers many acres... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Brainerd, Minnesota
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11 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Unimpressive place. There's a stream that looks nice... and not much else. Save your money and go to the local park instead. You'll see more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As you drive up to the Discovery Center it looks like a 'normal' size museum from the outside. Little do you know that this only the reception area. The facility covers many acres and many buildings, and outdoor exhibits along with a miniature gold course. Take the kids for lots of interactive and hands on exhibits. Excellent place to learn... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Iron World has new management and is known as Minnesota Discovery Center. See my review of that attraction.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's a local attraction for the summer tourist crowd, although it does have a great genealogy center for tracing your family roots if you are from the area or have area ties. Extreme ly helpful and knowledgeable staff

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an educational and fun place for families to visit. On the day I visited Ironworld, there were ethnic arts and crafts on exhibit, popular foods from the iron range, and Native American performances. My favorite attraction is the train that took us to the "location houses." I will definitely go again.

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have changed the name. We have brought our kids to this attraction. It has many interesting exhibits. We enjoyed quite a lovely afternoon. And learned a lot about the different nationalities of the people who settled in northern Minnesota.

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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Lots to learn. .. mini golf and a trolley ride. The kids love it. You will learn a lot about the Iron range.

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is also called Discovery World. An enjoyable place for those that want to learn about the geography and the history of the area. It is a place where you could spend the good part of the day. Many festivals are held there in the summer time so plan your trip with the one you want to enjoy in mind!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The state has invested huge amounts of money here. They just haven't figured out how to attract people to come as a destination. The trolley ride was ok, but that's about it. I've been all over the country , this is one of my biggest dissapointments.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

this is basically the best thing around. It's worth seeing. If you're local w/ kids, though I'd pass...... why? Your kids will spend lots of birthday parties and school trips here. And unless there's a special event, it gets old fast. HOWEVER it's worth a day here, lots to see and do. Interactive for the little ones as well

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Address: Chisholm, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Chisholm

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