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

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worth the trip

highly scenic, very informative and interesting. planning on going during the warmer time of the year so you can see more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
michael h
Northfield, Minnesota
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Northfield, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

highly scenic, very informative and interesting. planning on going during the warmer time of the year so you can see more.

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Every Minnesotan should visit the "Grand Canyon of the North". We've been there several times, but we had to bring our daughter's boyfriend. My grandparents lived in Hibbing when the town was moved so they could mine under it. Lots of history and the volunteers at the interpretive center do a great job.

Thank GKY0ung
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were in Hibbing in hopes to see some leaves changing --unfortunately we were a little too early in the year to see much. So decided to check this out so that the trip wasn't a total waste. Was really interesting to see and didn't even know that it existed. Was interesting to see how the mining really works --knew... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We were in Hibbing on a tour with our friend who's a native Hibbingite. Central to the town and the region is the Mesabi Iron Range. When I was in elementary school, many decades ago, I remember learning about the Iron Range and seeing photos of it. I'd always wanted to go there some day but it wasn't on the... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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154 reviews
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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.

Thank Tom Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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211 reviews
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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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7 reviews
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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!

Thank Wil50n
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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407 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 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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