Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

Hull Rust Mine View is open daily through September. View one of the world’s largest open pit mines from the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View in Hibbing. Eight-point-one miles long and three miles wide, the mine view is a must-see on the Iron Range. You’ll glimpse two-story haul trucks, super-sized electric shovels and more as they operate in Hibbing Taconite’s mining operations. Kids will enjoy climbing on mining equipment in the park area, as well as shopping in gift store located in the visitors’ center. Friendly volunteers answer questions and point out what’s happening within the mine.

Info and Directions

From the southwest, take the First Avenue entrance into Hibbing and turn east on Howard St to Third Avenue E. Follow Third Avenue past the Greyhound Bus Museum and go right at the Overlook sign.  From the southeast, take Hwy 169 to Howard Street and turn left. Take Howard St. to Third Ave. E. go right. Follow Third Ave E past Greyhound Bus Museum and go right at the Overlook sign. From the north, take 13th St entrance into Hibbing and follow to Seventh Ave. E. Take a left and proceed to entrance. This is the best mine view in the area, with mining activity visible on any given day.

Hours

Hull-Rust Mineview is staffed and open daily May 25 through September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Interesting Facts

The mine visible from the Hull-Rust visitors center is Hibbing Taconite, operated by Cliffs Natural Resources. It’s one of six working mines in the area and employs about 450. Mining operations take place 24 hours a day, every day of the year.