• Mine View
    OPENING AT OUR NEW LOCATION MAY 25 2019! 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 through September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

A-1 REFRIGERATION & HEATING
BOOMTOWN BREWERY & WOODFIRE GRILL
CHISHOLM AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHISHOLM INN & SUITES
CLEVELAND CLIFFS
COBB COOK GROCERY
COUNTRY KITCHEN
ERBERTS & GERBERTS
FORD OF HIBBING
FREEBS FITNESS & TANNING
FRABONI WHOLESALE & SAUSAGE CO.
GIANT’S RIDGE
HARDEES
HIBBING BOWLING CENTER
HIBBING CHRYSLER CENTER
HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HIBBING FARMERS MARKET
HIBBING PARK HOTEL
HIBBING RACEWAY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
IRACORE INTERNATIONAL
IRON RANGE TOURISM BUREAU
IRON TRAIL RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & LAUNDRY
JACOBSON TAX SERVICE
JAMES PERUNOVICH ATTORNEY AT LAW
JASPER ENGINEERING & EQUIPMENT
JUNCTION CAR WASH
KEYBOARD LIQUOR
KITZVILLE BODY SHOP
LEE CENTER
L & M RADIATOR
MATETICH INSURANCE AGENCY
MAX GRAY CONSTRUCTION
MESABI TRAIL
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS
MINNESOTA DISCOVERY CENTER
MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF MINING
MIRABELLA REALITY
MR ED’S FARM LLC
MR NICK’S CORNER BAR
PALMERS TAVERN
RANGER CHEVROLET
RYAN FINANCIAL GROUP
SECURITY STATE BANK
SOHO GIFT SHOP
SPORTSMAN’S RESTAURANT
SULLIVAN CANDY & SUPPLY INC
SUNRISE BAKERY
TACO JOHNS/ STEAK ESCAPE
THRIFTY WHITE PHARMACY
VALENTINI’S SUPPER CLUB
Hours of Operation:

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

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

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