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Minnesota Musem of Mining

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a good stop for history lovers

Our group had arranged to have several guides to tell us about the exhibits. They were able to... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Steven S
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Kids enjoyed seeing the trains and equipment

Fun museum! Kids had a blast seeing and climbing on the trains and equipment. We also enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Gary B
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Our group had arranged to have several guides to tell us about the exhibits. They were able to tell us personal stories behind the equipment. There is much to see here and not all is related to mining. One building has a diorama of a...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This place is one of the best kept secrets of Northern MN. Especially if you have kids that would love to climb big equipment. But I will honestly say this museum was one of the most interesting I've been in in quite a while even...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible place to visit in northern Minnesota that illustrates the history of the mining boom towns that existed. This place has inside and outside areas to learn and play and the children can learn about the greatest Generation that built this country....More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Fun museum! Kids had a blast seeing and climbing on the trains and equipment. We also enjoyed seeing a replica of a mine and all of the equipment that is involved. Nice grounds and a pleasant place for a picnic. The staff was also very...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Probably one of the top attractions in northern Minnesota, the Museum of Mining is an annual stop for our family when visiting relatives. The kids are filled with anticipation and excitement a week before we even go. There are so many old trucks, trains, mining...More

Thank CopperJ
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Looking for a history of mining on the Iron Range, this is where you can get a lesson. Lots of cool stuff and easy to navigate as well

Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed November 4, 2017

This was the first stop in exploring the Chisholm area. You think you are lost at first as it is by the National Guard and there was some activity there on the day we visited. The museum is charming and it was our first exposure...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical when I pulled up as walking around looking at old machines didn't appeal to me but you are able to climb through many of the machines. The museum displays were interesting and engaging as well. Well worth the time!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We were looking for a stop on our trip to northern MN and decided to try out this museum. I was surprised by the amount of stuff they had and the variety - it isn't all about mining. The main "castle" building houses a small...More

Thank CBMinnesota
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum ! Super friendly staff, very welcoming . Nice exhibits . Very family friendly . A separate building offers model trains that are interactive. You can get a good idea of what life was like for people in this area...More

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