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Minnesota Discovery Center

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Quiet Piece of History

First time I went it was Ironworld, 20 years ago. The place was really quiet on a Sunday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Hidden Gem

I’ve grown up in the area and traveled much of the world. I haven’t been here in years other than... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Lisa P
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1005 Discovery Dr, Chisholm, MN 55719-1980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off let me say that the photo accompanying this listing is incorrect, the photo is of the Iron Man Statue across the street, while the photo accompanying the listing for the Iron Man Statue is actually of the Minnesota Discovery Center. Trip Advisor, are...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

First time I went it was Ironworld, 20 years ago. The place was really quiet on a Sunday afternoon and it almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. A bit pricey, but I suggest you take the trolley ride where you really get...More

Thank 129Iodine
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve grown up in the area and traveled much of the world. I haven’t been here in years other than for meetings or community activities, but was recently reminded of what a hidden gem we have right in our little community. The museum is interactive...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Kids loved climbing on trains and large equipment. Historic displays. Good place to go to learn about the history of the area.

Thank family221
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We went to the Thursday night activity. Listened to some good music by the Hooligans- Huge grounds that are well taken care of. Many historical facts- the miners stories, immigrants coming to America for a shot at a better life-

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We ended up at the discovery center from a recommendation from another area business. We were quite surprised and impressed. The exhibits were well done and interesting. The grounds were beautiful and nicely manicured. We enjoyed our time walking around the site on a nice...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were exploring the city of Chisholm and this is one of the attractions. It is a very nice place. The people are helpful. Great geology section. We also took the train trip and enjoyed the buildings in a miner type camp for the times....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to find out anything about the range and your ancestry this is the place to go and find it! Worth a peek when touring the Iron Range!

Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed 3 September 2017

we always stop in yearly to see whats been changed, luckily they had entertainment last time, a little spendy for kids

Thank Dave I
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stopped here on the way to Bemidji from the North Shore and we were surprised at the extent of the place - it just kept going and going! The Trolley tour was excellent - the "hidden location/village" in the middle of the tour was...More

Thank kedalion1
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