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

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Don't miss this amazing view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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320 reviews 320 reviews
91 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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