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Tour is great. Fossil Hunting was a bust

The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Jenny W
,
Duluth
Fun and interesting tour

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Carl V
,
Eyota, Minnesota
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Tour an iron mine or hunt for fossils in this formation that is over 80 million years old.
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23 Aug 2017
“Tour is great. Fossil Hunting was a bust”
30 Jun 2015
“Fun and interesting tour”
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when it was open, and had interesting stories. We had come for the fossils though. They were disappointing. I found part of a small snail shell. The guide was...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former miner, so he had many stories about the "old days". We learned a lot about the history of the mine and got to see some of the...More

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I recently went on the mine tour on our way up to Scenic State Park. The tour was interesting and the guide, Lauren, a former miner, was very informative. There were some cons to this tour however: 1. The tour was on...More

4  Thank SizzlingSkies
Reviewed 19 July 2012

My family took a bus tour of Hill Annex Mine & found it very interesting. It's a hour & a half long bus tour through out the abandoned mine. We had a very informative guide who at one time was a miner himself. Along the...More

1  Thank momof2boys_7
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We stayed for 2 tours here. The first was a fossil tour -- good thing it was early, because the hill is mostly unshaded. Don't expect to come home with perfect fossils, and do come prepared -- a shovel, bucket, and screen would have been...More

4  Thank KatyaNelson_65
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