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Minnesota Musem of Mining

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amazing and a little difficult to find

This museum was definitely a highlight of our time in Chisholm. The video shown upon arrival gave... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CindyLou L
Brooksville, Florida, United States
Shockingly surprised!

This was a rainy day "what should we do?" option as waited out a storm to clear so we could bike... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was definitely a highlight of our time in Chisholm. The video shown upon arrival gave a history of the mining industry that was outstanding. After the video one is free to roam the grounds to see first hand some of the equipment used...More

Thank CindyLou L
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This was a rainy day "what should we do?" option as waited out a storm to clear so we could bike the Mesabi Trail. Boy, were we in for a treat! It was not only a mining museum but they have also done an amazing...More

1  Thank ScottyS29
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Our group had arranged to have several guides to tell us about the exhibits. They were able to tell us personal stories behind the equipment. There is much to see here and not all is related to mining. One building has a diorama of a...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This place is one of the best kept secrets of Northern MN. Especially if you have kids that would love to climb big equipment. But I will honestly say this museum was one of the most interesting I've been in in quite a while even...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible place to visit in northern Minnesota that illustrates the history of the mining boom towns that existed. This place has inside and outside areas to learn and play and the children can learn about the greatest Generation that built this country....More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Fun museum! Kids had a blast seeing and climbing on the trains and equipment. We also enjoyed seeing a replica of a mine and all of the equipment that is involved. Nice grounds and a pleasant place for a picnic. The staff was also very...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Probably one of the top attractions in northern Minnesota, the Museum of Mining is an annual stop for our family when visiting relatives. The kids are filled with anticipation and excitement a week before we even go. There are so many old trucks, trains, mining...More

Thank CopperJ
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

Thank mcdonapa
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

1  Thank JMD1958
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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