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Minnesota Musem of Mining

701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
+1 218-254-5543
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Spent a few hours at the museum, learning about the early mining industry. There was a 15 minute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue T
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Boynton Beach, Florida
A must stop in the Iron Range.

This is a great place to learn about the mining industry in Minnesota. There is lots of equipment... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
SSTT2014
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Greeley, Colorado
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  • Average10%
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701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours at the museum, learning about the early mining industry. There was a 15 minute video and a volunteer who told about mining in and around Chisholm. We went thru various buildings and saw Dr Graham (Field of Dreams movie) offices replica....More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank SSTT2014
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank jamespcol
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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 16 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,...More

Thank cvrj
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...More

1  Thank JesseWhite
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Pam55719
Reviewed 19 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....More

Thank Gill68
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Mark H
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