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Minnesota Musem of Mining

701 W Lake Street, Chisholm, MN 55719
218-254-5543
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Chisholm
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
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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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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Takoma Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We ended up here by mistake -- it turns out there are 2 mining museums within a few miles and we intended to go to the other one. However... we did have a good time. The grounds are full of huge machines to climb on (very nice change from everything being roped off, but watch accident-prone little ones!). About 10... More

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

My wife and I did a two week tour of several cities in Minnesota, including Grand Marais, Duluth & Hibbing. We were up there to escape the Florida heat and didn't really know what we were going to do, but turned out to have a really great vacation. Please see my other posts regarding lodging, meals, etc. if you are... More

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