• Mine View
    OPEN MAY 19, 2023-SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 10 AM-5 PM Immerse yourself in rich mining history and stare in awe of one of the largest open pit mines in the world.
"I believe there is iron under me. My bones feel rusty and chilly." - Frank Hibbing, January 1893

Hull Rust Mine View

Stand in awe as you view this massive open pit iron ore mine. Located in Hibbing, Minnesota, this site overlooks a portion of the Mesabi iron formation and more than 125 years of continuous iron ore mining in Minnesota

This site is open daily May 19, 2023 through September 30, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated!

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Hibbing Tourist Center

Discover earth-blowing facts (literally!) about Hibbing. Also the home of Bob Dylan, Hibbing boasts the largest open pit Iron ore mine, the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine. Chat with our tourism ambassadors, who are experts on our great mining history and culture.

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Shop our Local Flair

Looking for a unique gift idea? Both gift shops at the Tourist Center and Hull Rust Mine view offers gifts specific to Minnesota, Hibbing, and the Iron Range. Find hunting and fishing items as well as Bob Dylan memorabilia. Feast on local culinary delicacies: sarmas, pasties, and poticas.

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Senior Activities

Our tourism facility is shared with our senior center. It hosts fellowship and regular activities for our senior citizens. If you’re a senior looking to make new friends and add some fun to your day, stop in and check us out!

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Support Us

Become a member for only $12 and receive great prices on renting our hall, defensive driving classes, games, and other events. If you’re moved to offer a one-time donation, your generosity helps keep our gift shop, tourist center, senior center, and Hull Rust Mine View remain in operation.

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Did you know?
  • Half of the material mined consists of surface and waste rock, which is found above the taconite ore body. In order to get to the ore, we must drill and blast.

  • More than 20,000 visitors visited the Hull Rust Mine View in 2022!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Hours of Operation:

Hull Rust Mine View
May-September: 9 am to 5 pm

611 McKinley St.
Hibbing, MN 55746

Hibbing Tourism Center & Gift Shop
Summer hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm, or by appointment.

1202 Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 262-4166
[email protected]