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Chisholm, MN
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Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Chisholm
Type: Museums, Parks, Mines
Description: Museum dedicated to the history and industry of iron-mining.
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Chisholm, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 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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6 reviews 6 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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Moorhead, MN
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200 reviews 200 reviews
102 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I visited the Minnesota Discovery Center (previously known as and will forever be known as Ironworld to Iron Rangers) with my wife on a nice August afternoon. We started our visit with the optional Trolley ride down to Glen Location. This option costs an extra $2 per person, but defiantly makes the trip more interesting. The trolley ride is quick,... More

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