Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View
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, you’ll be able to witness a mining dynamite blast used to clear bedrock away to get to the iron ore.
A slide presentation in the observation building explains the colorful history of the mine and early miner’s activities. An observation building, mine exhibits, mine shovel bucket, mining truck, interpretive graphics and a walking trail make the trip to the Hull Rust Mine View memorable. Visitor information center on-site with area brochures.
Directions: Exit off Highway 169 in Hibbing onto Howard Street. Follow nine blocks (.7 miles) to 3rd Avenue East. Take a right and follow past the Greyhound Bus Museum (located on the left hand side.) Follow signs to Hull Rust.
Admission: Open mid-May through September, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Bus groups and children’s groups welcome. Tour guide on-site. Available by appointment. Open on request to special groups. No charge.
To learn more, visit the Hibbing Chamber website.
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Hull Rust Mahoning Mine
401 Penobscot Rd
Hibbing, MN 55746