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Address: Hibbing, MN
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The largest open pit mine in the world.

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Good way to see what the Iron Range is all about

My wife and I are in Hibbing on a business trip. When possible we like to check out local sights and learn about the area. No better place than here. It's free, takes under 30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
9Nov89
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St Paul, MN
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St Paul, MN
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are in Hibbing on a business trip. When possible we like to check out local sights and learn about the area. No better place than here. It's free, takes under 30 minutes, and has friendly staff to answer questions. Also check out the former town of North Hibbing, literally moved about 100 years ago to make... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great view of the open pit iron mine. The volunteer there answered our questions and gave us information about what was going on in the mine that we could see from a distance. There is one of the huge trucks there to see and climb on and information about how the iron is extracted from the ore.... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great free attraction. Kids can climb in a giant ore truck and inside buckets etc. It's more than worth the free admission - I think everyone should leave a small donation to keep the attraction open.

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Thank degearchitect
Texas
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89 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends had told us that this was a must see in Hibbings. Well, it was an impressive achievement. It is free, and the little gift shop has information about the iron processing over the many years it has been open.

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Thank Don W
Plattsmouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very interesting and neat place to visit. They have a very knowledgeable staff along with facts to read as you look at the used equipment. The kids loved seeing how massive the dump truck is and how small they look in the mining area. Overall a very neat place to visit.

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Mesa, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to look at. reminded me of the grand canyon. the volunteers were nice and friendly. The gift shop was clean. We liked the little walk outside. My daughter liked climbing up in that big truck.

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Thank Patricia L
Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hull Rust Mine is an open pit mine in Hibbing MN. Reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, but man-made in origin, this iron ore mine was the source of a significant amount of the steel that built America over the last century. Still operational, it is also interesting to see the large machines at work below and then grasp their... More 

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Thank dstilly
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable little friendly gift shop run by senior citizen volunteers! Then you go out and climb on massive tires and machines (gets the wiggles out) all while overlooking a rare mining site for a city family!

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Thank Sara F
Willmar, MN
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It' s free! (Donations accepted). You can see actual mining in process here. They operate 24/7, 365 days a year. The volunteers in the informational building are very helpful and knowledgeable. It's amazing to see what the earth looks like in this mining process, the economic impact on the area and the beauty that is a result of land reclamation.

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Thank MNAdventurer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Amazing? Huge? Absolutely, but I rode away with a sick feeling in the pit of my gut. They moved an entire town to make room for this abomination. Hull Rust Mine is an epic reminder of what humans can do to the beautiful world around them.

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