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Address: 401 Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone Number: 218-262-4166
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Amazing view.

The vastness of this open pit mine is amazing. It is hard to believe how big it is until you see it and the huge trucks that look tiny in perspective. The visitors center is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Hilo, Hawaii
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227 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The vastness of this open pit mine is amazing. It is hard to believe how big it is until you see it and the huge trucks that look tiny in perspective. The visitors center is pleasant and provides good views of the pit without the wind and cold on the day we visited. Well worth the short drive to see... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited the Hull Rust Mahoning Mining site as my husband's grandfather had worked the mines in early 1900's. The views were spectacular - much larger than we imagined. The historical building and staff were friendly and very informative about the history of the mines. Definitely worthwhile, regardless of age!

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had heard about this place, so we took the "long way" home to visit. The view is amazing. It was larger than I had imagined and very impressive. Pictures do not do it justice. Fun to be able to climb up on one of the "retired" trucks on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This attraction is a must see for anyone visiting the Hibbing, Mn. area. The mine view is easily accessible with a enclosed environmentally controlled viewing platform that doubles as a gift shop. The view is of an open pit iron ore mine which is still in operation after over 50 years of mining. The view is somewhat breathtaking and has... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The mine view gives you a great view of the mines, there are only a few pieces of equipment on display, and wish there a little more...but the view makes up for it which is the biggest operating open pit iron ore mine in the world, which is also known as the “Grand Canyon of the North”. They do blast... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View when I was a child - I have a picture of me and two other children standing in front of the huge tire. Back then, I did not appreciate the beauty and expansiveness of the mine. It was interesting to visit again, several years later, and to understand the importance of mining... More 

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

With the Hull Rust mine being the largest open pit iron ore mine in the world this is quite a sight to see. They call it the Grand Canyon of the north. There is no admission charge. There is a small gift shop with volunteers who are very knowledgable. Highly recommend.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I stopped at the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View to take a look at the iron mines of Minnesota. I enjoyed making this stop on my trip! I wouldn't think this attraction would take more than 1 to 1.5 hours at most. There was a nice building with souvenirs, gifts, etc. for purchase, as well as exhibits and information on... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had a good time with some friends checking out the viewing station for the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine. We enjoyed the information center and with details about the processing from raw ore to iron nuggets. Finally, there we some digging equipment on display. Some of the old Mine Carts, to a full sized truck used in the mine to this... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The mine itself is fascinating, and the volunteers at the interpretive center are both friendly and well informed. What I found as interesting as the mine itself was taking a self-guided walking tour to get there. On the City of Hibbing website at http://www.hibbing.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=%7B96EEEB69-BF8C-48DA-A776-A1D7B1A04228%7D is a detailed walking tour through North Hibbing. This was the original site of the city,... More 

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