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., and weekends in October, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated.View more photos, history and fun facts »
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.Uncover more facts and history about Hibbing »
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.Explore our Gift Shop »
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!Learn more about the Hibbing Senior Center »
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.Learn More »
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.