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It is well worth a visit. the size of the mine is amazing and you get a great view of the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
macaussie
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Hibbing, Minnesota
Hurry before it's gone.

This is the best mine view around hands down. You can see mining as its happening. Nice gift shop... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Carl S
via mobile
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The largest open pit mine in the world.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 11 May 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.

2  Thank macaussie
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Reviewed 27 February 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...More

3  Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

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

Thank michael h
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Reviewed 30 September 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...More

Thank GKY0ung
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Reviewed 24 September 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...More

1  Thank D D
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Reviewed 3 September 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...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Men and shovels, huge trucks and at one time a railroad created this wonder. Mined for over 100 years and still unknown number of years to come. No doubt iron ore from this huge pit helped to win both WW I and WW II. Thousands...More

Thank blacklake
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

This short side trip through the Iron Range is a must see. Whether you are amazed at the vast resource that has been worked over the decades, or see it as an environmental disaster, it is absolutely amazing to take in the worlds largest man-made...More

Thank Tom Z
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

It is a good stop if you have not seen an open mine - viewing area is close to the Greyhound Museum. Good place to walk around - the Historic Hibbing and take a look at the open mine not the greatest attraction but worth...More

1  Thank wiminneapolis
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Well I had no idea what an open pit iron ore mine looked like so YIKES! As a Minnesotan, one has to come up here at least once and see these things. Nice little gift shop with big windows to look out. There is a...More

Thank janelje
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Ronnie E
30 June 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
12 April 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
19 January 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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