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Description: The largest open pit mine in the world.

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A man made "Grand Canyon"

Men and shovels, huge trucks and at one time a railroad created this wonder. Mined for over 100 years and still unknown number of years to come. No doubt iron ore from this huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Ely, Minnesota
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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Men and shovels, huge trucks and at one time a railroad created this wonder. Mined for over 100 years and still unknown number of years to come. No doubt iron ore from this huge pit helped to win both WW I and WW II. Thousands of men and women worked here. THe once a week blasting can be a sight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This short side trip through the Iron Range is a must see. Whether you are amazed at the vast resource that has been worked over the decades, or see it as an environmental disaster, it is absolutely amazing to take in the worlds largest man-made hole.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is a good stop if you have not seen an open mine - viewing area is close to the Greyhound Museum. Good place to walk around - the Historic Hibbing and take a look at the open mine not the greatest attraction but worth a stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well I had no idea what an open pit iron ore mine looked like so YIKES! As a Minnesotan, one has to come up here at least once and see these things. Nice little gift shop with big windows to look out. There is a blasting schedule and it would definitely be cool to come see when that is happening.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to visit, bring the family and friends, the people there were very helpful.. The view of the mine was incredible!

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Taking in the warm spring weather, my wife and I stopped in Hibbing at the Hull Rust Mine View. The sights are as stunning as I remember as a kid and we were lucky to see a lot of work happening in the mine the day of our visit. You can see for miles, allowing for many great photos! Visit.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The mining area is huge and worth the time to stop. There were also some mining artifacts including a very large dump truck that you can climb up to the cab.

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Hibbing has many things to offer, but one of the must-see things is the Hull Rust Open Mine. I believe they are open through Labor Day. This is a free admission. There is a store and information building on site, and helpful people willing to show you and give you information. It is truly amazing to see how large this... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

if you've never seen an iron mine, it's worth a look. It was closed when we were there, but you could still drive up and get a good view of the mine and learn something. There was a trail to take a hike too.

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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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