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Minnesota Musem of Mining

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Address: 701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
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+1 218-254-5543
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Day trip in MN Range Area

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... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Frisco, Texas
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Greeley, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 kids run a while. My children are grown but I would recommend this "museum" for... More 

Thank SSTT2014
Frisco, Texas
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and storage is great but the additional features makes the trip that much better. For... More 

Thank jamespcol
Minneapolis, MN
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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
Hilo, Hawaii
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413 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
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 the equipment and displays of this museum. We were lucky enough to see an iron... More 

Thank Michael R
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This museum offers more than a view at the history of mining. In addition to the train cars that you can climb up into to see how rugged travel was decades ago, there are two buildings that showcase eras gone by. An old fire truck, early washing machines, kitchen gadgets, hair salon items (the device to give perms is frightening!)... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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577 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Growing up on the Iron Range, my wife and I always wanted to visit and we finally made it on a hot July day. The castle includes an okay gift shop and a clutter of artifacts, but it gets better. The "Living on the Iron Range" in the silver building was spot on. Expertly put together with a ton of... More 

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We spent part of our day with the Grandkids at this. I was pleasantly surprised they all found something that triggered their interest, and I wish we would have had more time. The trolley ride was fun with the tour guide making it enjoyable with the stories of the past. I would stop again for another visit. This was my... More 

Thank Pam55719
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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476 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We arrived here more by chance than design however I'm glad we did. The museum curator was an absolute gem, she was so enthusiastic and made us feel so welcome. Her knowledge of the area was very impressive and very much added to our enjoyment. There was a DVD showing which explained the whole end to end taconite process which... More 

Thank Gill68
Valparaiso, Indiana
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Spent a couple hours here. Hodgepodge of stuff. Some of it is VERY interesting. Some of it makes you ask WHY. The steam shovel is a marvel. I tried to imagine working with this thing. Moves on crazy small crawler tracks. Enclosed boiler room with a small wood/coal box. A cast iron nightmare for the workers I am sure. The... More 

Thank Mark H
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We had our company picnic here two years in a row. One of the original greyhound buses, turn of the last century mining equipment. Everything tastefully done.

Thank Bobbyzz1970

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