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Address: 401 Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone Number: 218-262-4166
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Grand Canyon of the North

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 96 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
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 42 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Address: 401 Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone Number: 218-262-4166
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hibbing

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