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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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Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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45 reviews 45 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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Washburn, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Something sad about this place. Windy. Fence to keep you from tumbling into the pit. In the bathroom you see a sign: "Please don't drink the water."

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Growing up with this monster pit in my back yard, it still puts me in awe every single time. Free to visitors. Don't go Wednesdays at 11--they are close for blasting. If you are in town and you feel the earth shake--that's why!! Don't panic, the rest if us barely even notice unless its 'a big one.' The truck that's... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is an amazing mine to view. The mine itself is so huge, it is truly amazing. The grounds have many of the large machines and trucks that have been used in the mines in the past and must be seen to be appreciated. The visitors center is very good and has much information to view.

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Northern MN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

My son and i visited on a class field trip, I wish we had more time to spend there. We are already planning a family trip there next year. It's like Minnesota's Grand Canyon, true you would probably not drive three hours just to see it but make a weekend and hit the greyhound museum and discovery museum also we... More

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