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The tour guide makes this a memorable day.

We took our three kids here as we continue on our quest to visit every state park in Minnesota. It... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ruth V
Fun and interesting tour

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Carl V
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Eyota, Minnesota
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18 Jun 2018
“The tour guide makes this a memorable day.”
23 Aug 2017
“Tour is great. Fossil Hunting was a bust”
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Tour an iron mine or hunt for fossils in this formation that is over 80 million years old.
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We took our three kids here as we continue on our quest to visit every state park in Minnesota. It appears that the state of Minnesota has completely abandoned this site. The only staff on site are the lady in the museum and the tour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when it was open, and had interesting stories. We had come for the fossils though. They were disappointing. I found part of a small snail shell. The guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former miner, so he had many stories about the "old days". We learned a lot about the history of the mine and got to see some of the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I recently went on the mine tour on our way up to Scenic State Park. The tour was interesting and the guide, Lauren, a former miner, was very informative. There were some cons to this tour however: 1. The tour was on...More

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank SizzlingSkies
Reviewed 18 July 2012

My family took a bus tour of Hill Annex Mine & found it very interesting. It's a hour & a half long bus tour through out the abandoned mine. We had a very informative guide who at one time was a miner himself. Along the...More

Date of experience: July 2012
2  Thank momof2boys_7
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We stayed for 2 tours here. The first was a fossil tour -- good thing it was early, because the hill is mostly unshaded. Don't expect to come home with perfect fossils, and do come prepared -- a shovel, bucket, and screen would have been...More

Date of experience: August 2011
5  Thank KatyaNelson_65
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