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Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

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

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The Grand Canyon of open cast mines

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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358 reviews 358 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Minnesota
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29 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Most amazing view of an outstanding mine in the history of Minnesota and Hibbing. The mine is actually where the city of Hibbing stood. Hibbing IS the town that moved. Check it out.... so much history there!

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Duluth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Getting to the mine view does not take that much time and is something that is a one time must see when you are in Hibbing. The scale is amazing.

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