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Iron Range Things To Do

Mining Heritage

Mining like you’ve never seen it.


As an important source of iron ore throughout the early 20th century, the Iron Range isn’t just scenic, it’s historically significant. And in The Range, it’s not a just a history lesson, it’s an adventure. See the world’s largest open pit mine. Visit Soudan Underground Mine State Park, Minnesota’s first underground mine. Take a trip back in time at the Minnesota Museum of Mining. And throughout The Range, discover another legacy of our mining history: the vibrant ethnic heritage of the men, women and families that settled here to produce the iron ore that helped build our big cities. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF ALL AREA MINE TOURS AND MINE VIEW LOCATIONS & DETAILS. 

Weekly summer tours of Hibbing Taconite are not to be missed!
Mine lake view and picnic area along the Mesabi Trail in Virginia
Tour a former open pit mine near Calumet
Short trails near this must-see attraction