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Address: Hibbing, MN
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The largest open pit mine in the world.

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Hibbing taconite open pit mine.

Watch the hudge trucks being loaded with iron ore. This is where it all starts in the process of making US steel. Climb onto one of the big dump trucks. Amazing view!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Denise G
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Watch the hudge trucks being loaded with iron ore. This is where it all starts in the process of making US steel. Climb onto one of the big dump trucks. Amazing view!

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot about the iron range area as well as the hull rust mine . Beautiful view of the mine itself as well as a fully stocked gift shop.

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Thank ejk62
Aurora
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We greatly enjoyed viewing the miners at work and the equipment displayed. Volunteers shared informati9! On the plans for the mines. Friends with us greatly enjoyed!!

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Thank Judy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were amazed at the size of the mine and the equipment used. Interesting to be filled in on the history on how it came to be and the many buildings that were moved from North Hibbing to South Hibbing to make room for the mine.

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Thank grammyq
Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A neat place to see what mining about. The view is pretty neat also. It's like our own Grand Canyon of northern Minnesota.

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St Paul, MN
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are in Hibbing on a business trip. When possible we like to check out local sights and learn about the area. No better place than here. It's free, takes under 30 minutes, and has friendly staff to answer questions. Also check out the former town of North Hibbing, literally moved about 100 years ago to make... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a great view of the open pit iron mine. The volunteer there answered our questions and gave us information about what was going on in the mine that we could see from a distance. There is one of the huge trucks there to see and climb on and information about how the iron is extracted from the ore.... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great free attraction. Kids can climb in a giant ore truck and inside buckets etc. It's more than worth the free admission - I think everyone should leave a small donation to keep the attraction open.

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Friends had told us that this was a must see in Hibbings. Well, it was an impressive achievement. It is free, and the little gift shop has information about the iron processing over the many years it has been open.

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Plattsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting and neat place to visit. They have a very knowledgeable staff along with facts to read as you look at the used equipment. The kids loved seeing how massive the dump truck is and how small they look in the mining area. Overall a very neat place to visit.

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Thank Misty H

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