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Minnesota Musem of Mining

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Address: 701 W Lake Street, Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone Number: 218-254-5543
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Take a Step Back in Time

This museum offers more than a view at the history of mining. In addition to the train cars that you can climb up into to see how rugged travel was decades ago, there are two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Minnesota Museum of Mining is an excellent place to learn about the iron mining industry in Minnesota. The Mesabi Range is a large iron deposit that has been instrumental in the economy of Minnesota and the United States. This history is well chronicled in the equipment and displays of this museum. We were lucky enough to see an iron... More 

Thank Michael R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This museum offers more than a view at the history of mining. In addition to the train cars that you can climb up into to see how rugged travel was decades ago, there are two buildings that showcase eras gone by. An old fire truck, early washing machines, kitchen gadgets, hair salon items (the device to give perms is frightening!)... More 

Thank cvrj
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 

Thank JesseWhite
Chisholm, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Pam55719
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gill68
Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mark H
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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.

Thank Bobbyzz1970
Northern Minnesota, USA
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43 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Lady_of_Shalom
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44 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank viking226
McIntosh, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank mandavis925

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