Links to Mining Museums and Miners' Memorials for Minnesota
The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Minnesota. Features Croft Mine historical park in Minnesota's Cuyuna Iron Range, historic buildings, simulated underground mine tour, fishing and canoeing opportunities nearby, and gift shop.
The Hill Annex Mine State Park in Minnesota. Features tour of former open pit iron ore mine and facilities on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, museum, overlook, fossil hunt and gift shop.
The Minnesota Museum of Mining is located in Chisholm, Mn., near Ironworld Discovery Center and displays massive equipment used to mine iron ore. Guests can get an up-close look at a 1930 vintage truck with a two-ton capacity, and a mammoth 127-ton truck. You'll see a 1907 steam locomotive on display and a rare Atlantic steam shovel. This museum gives a
unique glimpse into an important part of Minnesota's past.|
|The Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Minnesota.|
A century slips by when you visit this park. Visitors wear hard hats and journey down 2,400 feet via a "cage." On the 27th level, the transportation shifts to a rail car for a ride back into the mine as you listen to the stories of the mining days. Above ground visitors can explore the dry house, drill shop, crusher house and engine house and hike the trails in the park through a northern hardwood conifer forest, past the famous Soudan Iron Formation.