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

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2014
Beckie G
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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
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Minnesota
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145 reviews 145 reviews
41 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 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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325 reviews 325 reviews
118 attraction reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lots of history. You can't go wrong here. Make sure you have an entire day to walk around this museum. There is also mini golf

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grand rapids, mn
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

They have a lot to do, see and learn at Ironworld. My Kids love the trolley ride and seeing how the older settlers and miners lived and worked. I love the ancestry/genealogy center. The place is full of history!

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Owatonna
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Ironworld is now Minnesota Discovery Center. A trolley tour takes you around the grounds with old equipment, a settlement and a great view of an abandoned mine. The center itself concerns itself with settlement life, iron mining and even geology.

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