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The tour guide makes this a memorable day.

We took our three kids here as we continue on our quest to visit every state park in Minnesota. It... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Ruth V
Fun and interesting tour

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2015
Carl V
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Eyota, Minnesota
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Jun 18, 2018
“The tour guide makes this a memorable day.”
Aug 23, 2017
“Tour is great. Fossil Hunting was a bust”
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Tour an iron mine or hunt for fossils in this formation that is over 80 million years old.
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Calumet, MN
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 9, 2011

We stayed for 2 tours here. The first was a fossil tour -- good thing it was early, because the hill is mostly unshaded. Don't expect to come home with perfect fossils, and do come prepared -- a shovel, bucket, and screen would have been...More

5  Thank KatyaNelson_65
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when it was open, and had interesting stories. We had come for the fossils though. They were disappointing. I found part of a small snail shell. The guide was...More

1  Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We took our three kids here as we continue on our quest to visit every state park in Minnesota. It appears that the state of Minnesota has completely abandoned this site. The only staff on site are the lady in the museum and the tour...More

1  Thank Ruth V
Reviewed August 23, 2017

The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when it was open, and had interesting stories. We had come for the fossils though. They were disappointing. I found part of a small snail shell. The guide was...More

1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former miner, so he had many stories about the "old days". We learned a lot about the history of the mine and got to see some of the...More

Thank Carl V
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I recently went on the mine tour on our way up to Scenic State Park. The tour was interesting and the guide, Lauren, a former miner, was very informative. There were some cons to this tour however: 1. The tour was on...More

5  Thank SizzlingSkies
Reviewed July 18, 2012

My family took a bus tour of Hill Annex Mine & found it very interesting. It's a hour & a half long bus tour through out the abandoned mine. We had a very informative guide who at one time was a miner himself. Along the...More

2  Thank momof2boys_7
Reviewed August 9, 2011

We stayed for 2 tours here. The first was a fossil tour -- good thing it was early, because the hill is mostly unshaded. Don't expect to come home with perfect fossils, and do come prepared -- a shovel, bucket, and screen would have been...More

5  Thank KatyaNelson_65
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