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Minnesota Musem of Mining

701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
+1 218-254-5543
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Looking for a history of mining on the Iron Range, this is where you can get a lesson. Lots of cool... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
mcdonapa
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Chisholm, Minnesota
mining trip

This was the first stop in exploring the Chisholm area. You think you are lost at first as it is... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
JMD1958
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Minnesota
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701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Looking for a history of mining on the Iron Range, this is where you can get a lesson. Lots of cool stuff and easy to navigate as well

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was the first stop in exploring the Chisholm area. You think you are lost at first as it is by the National Guard and there was some activity there on the day we visited. The museum is charming and it was our first exposure...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical when I pulled up as walking around looking at old machines didn't appeal to me but you are able to climb through many of the machines. The museum displays were interesting and engaging as well. Well worth the time!

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were looking for a stop on our trip to northern MN and decided to try out this museum. I was surprised by the amount of stuff they had and the variety - it isn't all about mining. The main "castle" building houses a small...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum ! Super friendly staff, very welcoming . Nice exhibits . Very family friendly . A separate building offers model trains that are interactive. You can get a good idea of what life was like for people in this area...More

Thank Angela2083
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Spent a few hours at the museum, learning about the early mining industry. There was a 15 minute video and a volunteer who told about mining in and around Chisholm. We went thru various buildings and saw Dr Graham (Field of Dreams movie) offices replica....More

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a great place to learn about the mining industry in Minnesota. There is lots of equipment that the kids could climb in besides some buildings with smaller artifacts and displays. Also an area where you could have a picnic or just let the...More

Thank SSTT2014
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On vacation here in MN from Dallas TX (family lives in Grand Rapids). Decided to run over to see the ZmN Museum of Mining. Really a good decision. The place has a wide range of historical artifacts that go way beyond mining. The mining collection...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

All sorts of large machines located around the grounds would be great for kids. Good history of the mining world in our state.

Thank Shouldercat
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Minnesota Museum of Mining is an excellent place to learn about the iron mining industry in Minnesota. The Mesabi Range is a large iron deposit that has been instrumental in the economy of Minnesota and the United States. This history is well chronicled in...More

Thank Michael R
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