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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 June 6, 2018
montanapescado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family Vacation Stop

We were in route to our family vacation rental and decided to stop in here. For directions to the... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
maryjnsteve
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Glenville, Minnesota
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

Fun place but unfortunately it's closed indefinitely. The mining company forced this attraction to close. They are in the process of mining where all buildings and lookout towers were.. Luckily I visited this place Winter 2017 before it closed. Had an awesome view of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dookix
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment. No way of driving up to any view point. We even tried driving on other back roads around the perimeter to get a glimpse of what has been described as "the Grand Canyon of Minnesota" with no luck. It looks as though...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Great place to take visitors to see a giant mining operation, would be better if they had a knowledgeable person to explain the day to day operation more than just the history

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank montanapescado
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mary J
Reviewed August 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank maryjnsteve
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Norman P
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!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Denise G
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ejk62
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