Ironworld Discovery Center

Ironworld Discovery Center, located on the edge of the Glen mine, is a museum that collects, preserves and interprets the history of Minnesota’s Iron Ranges.
The explosive growth of iron mining attracted thousands to northeastern Minnesota. Their courage and tenacity transformed a sparsely populated wilderness into a culturally diverse industrial landscape.

Experience the story of Iron Range mining and immigration: the life, the work, the place and the people. Explore history and heritage exhibits, ride a vintage trolley to a former mining location, marvel at spectacular mine views or acquaint yourself with the local history and genealogy collections of the Iron Range Research Center’s renowned library and archives.
The Iron Range Research Center contains one of the largest genealogical and local history collections in the upper Midwest. Researchers can access: books, census and naturalization records, microfilmed newspapers, passenger arrival records, oral histories, photographs, and more. Visit the Research Center at
Directions: Located on Highway 169, across from McDonalds, Northwest Airlines and the Iron Man statue.
Admission: Museum open May – September, trolley operations are seasonal. Daily admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for students 7-17; children 6 and under, free. Admission for special events; add $2 to regular rates. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more with reservations. Tour guide recommended for groups. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Iron Range Research Center library and archives is open free of charge, year around, Monday – Friday. Open weekends during the summer.
Ironworld Discovery Center
Hwy 169 West
Chisholm, MN 55719