401 Penobscot Rd, Hibbing Minnesota 55746
View the biggest operating open pit iron ore mine in the world, more than three miles long, two miles wide and 535 feet deep. This man-made "Grand Canyon of the North" was the first strip mine on the Mesabi Iron Range. The amazing view continues to grow as the Hibbing Taconite Company Mine expands its mining operations. Rotary drills, 33-cubic-yard shovels and 240-ton production trucks can been seen in action at this National Historic Site. Occasionally, visitors can witness a mining dynamite blast used to clear bedrock away to get to the iron ore.
Since 1895 more than 1.4 billion tons of earth have been removed on its 2,000 acres of land, and more than 800 million gross tons of iron ore have been shipped from the mine.
Other History nearby:
(Hibbing) Hull Rust Mahoning Mine
(Moberly) Railroad Museum
04/15 Coming to The Hibbing area
CHUM Rhubarb Festival Duluth MN June29 Enjoy a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that will have your taste buds wanting more.
All Pints North Duluth MN July13 Join us by the lake to meet the brewers and enjoy unlimited amazing Minnesota+ craft beer samples, hip food vendors, beer-centered activities and educational components, live music and entertainment, and much more!
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival Cable WI September13-15 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival has been conducting fat tire racing and fat tire fun since 1983. Chequamegon 40, Short and Fat tours, Rough Stuff Rendezvous, Cable Criterium, and Sunday Funday.