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Great View

Get here at the right time and You can see all five Taconite plants from here, at least the steam... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Dave I
Chisholm, Minnesota
A must see if you're in Eveleth!

We had been there before at least 10 years ago. Lots more trees and brush along the road leaving so... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“mines”(6 reviews)
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Location from which one can view a taconite mine 200 feet below.
One mile west of Eveleth on County Rd. 101, Eveleth, MN 55734
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Good overlook but did expect more, was hooping to be a little closer to the mines itself. If you are in the area I will definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Folks who don't live here might find this interesting. As I've lived on the Iron Range my whole life it's just another Outlook. This is a good spot to go to look at stars or anything else in the sky, such as eclipses. Unfortunately we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank zombienic
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Get here at the right time and You can see all five Taconite plants from here, at least the steam, of MinnTac, HibbTac, EvelethTac, KeeTac, and Inland Steel

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dave I
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

It is so pretty to see in the fall! The leaves are amazing. The road up to the top is pretty rough. The highway 101 is rough but is being redone. The view is worth the trip tho!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Amazing view of working mines in the area! This area is the mining meca of Minnesota. What should really upset environmentalists that visit this cool lookout is all of the garbage that has been dumped and left here. What a mess...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kim Y
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The view is pretty spectacular! The one way gravel road travels up to the lookout. We saw large mining dump trucks carrying iron ore to be processed. A fun little adventure. One could bring a picnic and eat on the large rocks around the lookout.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ljoshau
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We had been there before at least 10 years ago. Lots more trees and brush along the road leaving so you can't quite tell you're driving on the edge of cliff. It's amazing to see the ores and little curvy roads on piles of rocks!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Robdro
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Free attraction off of Hwy 101. It's a dirt road on a mine dump so be careful not to go over the edge. The vistas are amazing, as is the view of active mining at United Taconite. Sunsets are especially beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Zotty8
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We stopped at the Leonidas Overlook. What a great view! The colors are just changing so it is very pretty

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We could clearly see 5 water towers in the distance. Just one mile out of town going west, turn left on gravel road. You will see a small sign. Panoramic view. The pits are huge. There are markers with a short history and description of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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