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Address: Hibbing, MN
Description: The largest open pit mine in the world.

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Awe Inspiring and surprisingly scenic

Fascinating place to visit. We were pleasantly surprised that it was such a scenic view. Who'd have thought that an open pit mine could be "majestic"?

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fascinating place to visit. We were pleasantly surprised that it was such a scenic view. Who'd have thought that an open pit mine could be "majestic"?

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved to actually get into the machinery on the site & we couldn't 't imagine how big the trucks are & how tiny they look from the fence! We are going back to buy 2 big Tonka trucks for our grandsons who loved the trucks & love to play in sand piles!

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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302 reviews 302 reviews
90 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There are a lot of photo-ops here and the staff is very friendly! We are glad we stopped by! We don't have small children but there were a few there and they loved the big trucks etc.

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West Palm Beach
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The mine view and collection of mining equipment from the past is a must to help understand the history of mining in Northern Minnesota

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Grew up in Hibbing and didn't appreciate the vast Hull Rust Mining Pit until I was older. Now whenever I go back to visit, I have to go see it. Not only is it interesting to see, especially the timed dynamite blasts, but it's Hibbing history and what created this town to begin with. If you're in the area, then... More 

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Chestnut Hill, MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Oddly enough, no one does much to promote this place. It's not easy to find, and once there, there is nothing glitzy about it. Of course, the operations of an iron mine which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has been doing that for decades should not be glitzy...but somehow it really is interesting. Anyway, getting... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hull Rust Mine makes for a very nice trip - especially with children or grandchildren. It is educational and interesting. The mine is active for many years, so you can actually see the huge trucks working on most days. In addition, there is a selection of equipment that makes for an excellent photo op. Plan to spend an hour or... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Huge open cut mine, interesting to learn about the history of the area, how they moved the whole town.

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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A fun trip for the kids. . They can see the big dump trucks working down below. There's is also a big dump trunk you can climb on!

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Hibbing, MN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have visited this site a number of times over the years. It is a great place to bring out-of-town guests for a view of a working mine. Also available on site are some pieces of mining equipment so folks can get an up close experience with the size of trucks and other pieces that have been used. Inside the... More 

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