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Minnesota Musem of Mining

701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
+1 218-254-5543
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Kids enjoyed seeing the trains and equipment

Fun museum! Kids had a blast seeing and climbing on the trains and equipment. We also enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary B
via mobile
Interesting, fun, and the kids LOVE it.

Probably one of the top attractions in northern Minnesota, the Museum of Mining is an annual stop... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
CopperJ
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Average11%
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701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719-1700
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+1 218-254-5543
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun museum! Kids had a blast seeing and climbing on the trains and equipment. We also enjoyed seeing a replica of a mine and all of the equipment that is involved. Nice grounds and a pleasant place for a picnic. The staff was also very...More

1  Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably one of the top attractions in northern Minnesota, the Museum of Mining is an annual stop for our family when visiting relatives. The kids are filled with anticipation and excitement a week before we even go. There are so many old trucks, trains, mining...More

Thank CopperJ
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Looking for a history of mining on the Iron Range, this is where you can get a lesson. Lots of cool stuff and easy to navigate as well

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was the first stop in exploring the Chisholm area. You think you are lost at first as it is by the National Guard and there was some activity there on the day we visited. The museum is charming and it was our first exposure...More

1  Thank JMD1958
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I was skeptical when I pulled up as walking around looking at old machines didn't appeal to me but you are able to climb through many of the machines. The museum displays were interesting and engaging as well. Well worth the time!

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were looking for a stop on our trip to northern MN and decided to try out this museum. I was surprised by the amount of stuff they had and the variety - it isn't all about mining. The main "castle" building houses a small...More

Thank CBMinnesota
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum ! Super friendly staff, very welcoming . Nice exhibits . Very family friendly . A separate building offers model trains that are interactive. You can get a good idea of what life was like for people in this area...More

Thank Angela2083
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 7 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
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