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Hull Rust Mine

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Hibbing, MN
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Wow. this is Big!

This is a fascinating stop for anybody traveling through the area. There is a great view of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
montanapescado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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There is an excellent view of the mining operation from an overlook parking area. Small gift shop... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Mary J
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The largest open pit mine in the world.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“mining” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating stop for anybody traveling through the area. There is a great view of the operating mine, which is just plain massive (yes, sad in a way), a good interpretive center relating the history and techniques of the mine, and outdoor displays...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

There is an excellent view of the mining operation from an overlook parking area. Small gift shop and a short paved walk around some of the large equipment completes the spot.

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Born and raised in the area I've watched the mine keep groing. Quite a sight. Breathtaking for mining buffs.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We were in route to our family vacation rental and decided to stop in here. For directions to the mine area, follow the signs posted in Hibbing, as my GPS has us lost. We arrived just after 5pm and the place was closed. We were...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

it wasn't open when i was there but it was january it was interesting seeing how the minings done love to come back in the summer when it is open

Thank Norman P
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

Watch the hudge trucks being loaded with iron ore. This is where it all starts in the process of making US steel. Climb onto one of the big dump trucks. Amazing view!

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot about the iron range area as well as the hull rust mine . Beautiful view of the mine itself as well as a fully stocked gift shop.

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We greatly enjoyed viewing the miners at work and the equipment displayed. Volunteers shared informati9! On the plans for the mines. Friends with us greatly enjoyed!!

Thank Judy M
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

We were amazed at the size of the mine and the equipment used. Interesting to be filled in on the history on how it came to be and the many buildings that were moved from North Hibbing to South Hibbing to make room for the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

A neat place to see what mining about. The view is pretty neat also. It's like our own Grand Canyon of northern Minnesota.

Thank Michel H
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Ronnie E
June 30, 2016|
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Response from macaussie | Reviewed this property |
I agree and the mining provides jobs in the mines, steel mills and support industries.
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_gryan234
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center and exhibits are closed till mother's day weekend but there is still a great view of active mining from the parking lot that can be seen now.
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Cheryl B
January 19, 2015|
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Response from ExGMan | Reviewed this property |
During the two hours I spent there, I never heard or saw a blast. I didn't think to ask the volunteer staff either. When I was there, the active mining of the iron ore was being carried on about a mile away from the... More
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