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State Park in Iron Range District

Hill Annex Mine State Park

You'll need to take a tour to see the park. On the 1.5-hour mine tour, a bus takes you around the open-pit operation where 64 million tons of iron ore were extracted. Excursions are held in summertime only, on Frida…
Viewpoint in Iron Range District

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine Viewpoint

This viewpoint north of Hibbing overlooks the 3-mile Hull Rust Mahoning Mine; there's an observation deck and visitor center. It's possible the site will move due to new mining activity, so ask around before heading…
Pub Food in Iron Range District

Palmer's Tavern

Family-owned Palmer's has been feeding the folks of Hibbing for four generations. Burgers are the big draw on the small menu, which also includes chicken wings and deep-fried green beans. Chow with cold beers in the…
Mine in Iron Range District

Soudan Underground Mine

This is Minnesota's oldest and deepest iron ore mine. Wear warm clothes for the half-mile descent below ground. Tours take 1½ hours. It's wise to reserve in advance online (www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/reservatio…
Library in Iron Range District

Hibbing Public Library

The library has well-done displays on local boy Bob Dylan and a free walking-tour map (available online, too) that takes you past various sites, like the place where Bobby had his bar mitzvah.