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

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Great place for little kids to see

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sara F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Thronetogether
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really worth a visit - it is amazing. It is an active mine with trucks carrying 240 tons of material and an exhibit area of huge tires, scoop buckets and an ore truck, a small one of 160 tons, too small to use now. The mine moved part of the town of Hibbing at one point. The overlook... More 

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2 Thank lugojrdn
Hibbing, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It is well worth a visit. the size of the mine is amazing and you get a great view of the operation. the staff are very friendly and will answer any questions. There is also an old mining truck that the kids will enjoy.

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2 Thank macaussie
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This is the best mine view around hands down. You can see mining as its happening. Nice gift shop with knowledgeable staff. Hurry up and see it if you havent, rumor of mining activity digging out the mine view location in the next couple of years.

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3 Thank Carl S
Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

highly scenic, very informative and interesting. planning on going during the warmer time of the year so you can see more.

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Thank michael h
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Every Minnesotan should visit the "Grand Canyon of the North". We've been there several times, but we had to bring our daughter's boyfriend. My grandparents lived in Hibbing when the town was moved so they could mine under it. Lots of history and the volunteers at the interpretive center do a great job.

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Thank GKY0ung
Wyoming, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were in Hibbing in hopes to see some leaves changing --unfortunately we were a little too early in the year to see much. So decided to check this out so that the trip wasn't a total waste. Was really interesting to see and didn't even know that it existed. Was interesting to see how the mining really works --knew... More 

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1 Thank D D
Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We were in Hibbing on a tour with our friend who's a native Hibbingite. Central to the town and the region is the Mesabi Iron Range. When I was in elementary school, many decades ago, I remember learning about the Iron Range and seeing photos of it. I'd always wanted to go there some day but it wasn't on the... More 

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