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Quick informative stop

Super small, but so interesting. The volunteers are always so knowledgable and nice. The kids... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Wiesbaden, Germany
mining trip

We went to see the United State's largest iron ore open mine pit. It is like going to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My grandfather worked in the Hull Rust 70 years ago. My brother and I drove around North Hibbing to view the mine (the original viewing stand in the 60s was down the street rom my grandparents home) and were very disappointed that it was closed....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MWK51
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Super small, but so interesting. The volunteers are always so knowledgable and nice. The kids love climbing on all the things, esp the huge dump truck. I know it closed at the end of this season with plans to open elsewhere nearby. I do hope...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank WidthAdventures
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I was really looking at the mine. I disappointed to find that the road to the viewing platform as the platform is still closed. We did drive a few of the roads in old North Hibbing which is a ghost town. Not much left but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

It is exactly as described, you can park and look at a big mining operation and buy some knick Knacks to take home, take som pictures

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dave I
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Hull Rust Mine Viewing Platform is located on the edge of the massive Hull Rust open pit mine. This mine is located on the northern edge of Hibbing, Minnesota. Hibbing is a town of about 16,000 people and is located about 200 miles north...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We went to see the United State's largest iron ore open mine pit. It is like going to see the Grand Canyon or the Hoover Dam. Pictures do not do it justice. You have to see it to believe it. It was interesting to learn...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JMD1958
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I hadn't been to an open pit mine since I was very young. Very worthwhile stop. The folks manning the store were very knowledgeable. They have nice trinkets for sale. Free will offering if you choose.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The visitor center was open on Sunday, so that was a surprise. Lots of opportunities for pictures here. Very cool for city kids! Oh, and leashed pets are welcome!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting view of above ground mining & it was free. Great for a quick stop. People were very friendly.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for sure. At this point they are moving this site to another spot in 2018 to expand the mine. The store closes at 5 and they mean it.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Debra M
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