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Hull Rust Mine

Hibbing, MN
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Hibbing
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Mines
Description: The largest open pit mine in the world.
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West Palm Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Sutton, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a working mine, you can look down the pit & see actual workings of men & machine. There is a short video about what goes on to mine the material & the uses of the material. An outside exhibit of mine truck, tires & equipment you can climb on

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Illniois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It was very interesting. The people that run it know the history. We walked around and stood by the equipment. You could look down into the mine. 600"

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Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This tour is a must if you are seeking to learn more about mining in northern Minnesota. Our tour guide, Karl, was terrific and helped us to see, feel and hear what it might have been to work the mines in the late 1800's-early 1900's. This tour is great for families with children in elementary-high school

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