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Address: 701 W Lake Street, Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone Number: 218-254-5543
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A lot more than a castle...

Growing up on the Iron Range, my wife and I always wanted to visit and we finally made it on a hot July day. The castle includes an okay gift shop and a clutter of artifacts, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Virginia, Minnesota
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Virginia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Growing up on the Iron Range, my wife and I always wanted to visit and we finally made it on a hot July day. The castle includes an okay gift shop and a clutter of artifacts, but it gets better. The "Living on the Iron Range" in the silver building was spot on. Expertly put together with a ton of... More 

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We spent part of our day with the Grandkids at this. I was pleasantly surprised they all found something that triggered their interest, and I wish we would have had more time. The trolley ride was fun with the tour guide making it enjoyable with the stories of the past. I would stop again for another visit. This was my... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We arrived here more by chance than design however I'm glad we did. The museum curator was an absolute gem, she was so enthusiastic and made us feel so welcome. Her knowledge of the area was very impressive and very much added to our enjoyment. There was a DVD showing which explained the whole end to end taconite process which... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Spent a couple hours here. Hodgepodge of stuff. Some of it is VERY interesting. Some of it makes you ask WHY. The steam shovel is a marvel. I tried to imagine working with this thing. Moves on crazy small crawler tracks. Enclosed boiler room with a small wood/coal box. A cast iron nightmare for the workers I am sure. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We had our company picnic here two years in a row. One of the original greyhound buses, turn of the last century mining equipment. Everything tastefully done.

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stopped here a few weeks ago when I needed a break from driving. The outdoor exhibits were closed for the season. The inside exhibits were interesting and very interactive. It is a kid friendly place, but enough information on a variety of topics for adults to learn as well. There was a mining a section and geology section that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had a blast with the family, if you are into quiet museums and walking around with head fones than this is probably not for you, if you love hands on and a grteat education on the history and lifestyles of the mining area than this is it, you can climb on and experience most of the eqipment from trucks to... More 

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McIntosh, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was pleasantly suprised when the staff said I could have my dog with us on the grounds, they only asked that I clean up any messes he made! The place was interesting for adults, and had so many hands on displays that my 7, 4, and 2 year olds were all engaged and had a blast!

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is an odd sort of museum. They have lots of really big old mining machines scattered across the grounds, and you can climb up on them if you want. They also have a wide assortment of other displays that may, or may not, have anything to do with mining! It is an interesting look at life in the Iron... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

There's much to like about this all-encompassing museum dedicated to the Iron Range. But if you are looking for a simple, well-wound narrative experience, you won't get it here. This is more of a shotgun effect, where the exhibits fall more into an "everything under the sun" motif. There is some really neat stuff for kids here--farm equipment, train equipment,... More 

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Address: 701 W Lake Street, Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone Number: 218-254-5543
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Chisholm
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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