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Address: 401 Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone Number: 218-262-4166
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Viewing the world's largest Iron Mine.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was recommended to us by a volunteer at Mineview in the sky and I'm so glad we made the effort. Although it was a wet and misty afternoon we couldn't fail to be impressed with the sheer scale of the Hull Rust mines. We counted at least eight dump trucks working and numerous dozers and mining machines. The volunteers... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This visitor's center at the edge of the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine provided an excellent view of the mine. It was unfortunate we couldn't' see much activity. The visitors center is dated, but that is not surprising since it seems to be run by older volunteers. I got the impression they need new, younger volunteers to spruce the place up.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

OK, it free. You look out over the biggest manmade hole you will ever see. The little ladies behind the counter we polite and persistent. There was a super multipage color handout from the Minnesota Mining Organization. The was a two page typed fact sheet for Hill Rust. There was a video loop from Cliffs. They have mining equipment around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to the mine view after taking the actual mine tour, and despite not being close up, much preferred this. We were able to take pictures, and the ladies staffing the shop on site were superb! They were knowledgeable, friendly, and so helpful. Plus I found some unique souveniers to satisfy my Scandanavian soul. A great place to stop,... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We hadn't planned on stopping here on our way from Minnesota to Fargo but we saw the signs. It was well worth the stop! It is still a working mine and there is a lot of history here. The have an area in the visitor center with some displays but the walking tour is the best part. You go at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a US history teacher, I had wanted to see the mine. There was little in the museum and the attendants not very helpful. I had called fearing that it might not be open on the cold rainy day we were there. I was assured it was open, only to get there and see the door sign saying closed. I... More 

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Chaska, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From this place much of the iron ore in the United States was found. Pittsburg is famous for steel making but this happened because it was more expensive to ship coal than iron ore. If it were the other way around Hibbing would be world famous for steel making. I couldn't believe the size of this pit! This whole area... More 

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Hibbing, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Mine View is a great place to see an actual working mine. From this vantage point, some 100 feet above the active mine, you can see actual mining activities. Bring your binoculars, or use those inside the Mine View building to get an up-close look. Then travel out into the exhibit area to see the actual size of the production... More 

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Address: Address: 401 Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone Number: 218-262-4166
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hibbing

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