Mesabi Iron Range Winter Activities

OUTDOORS

Giants Ridge Ski Resort

Giants Ridge Ski Resort

Hike, shoe, ski

Find out where you can hike, snowshoe and cross country ski on the Mesabi by requesting a map of 13 area winter trail systems. Click here to request maps.

Hibbing Cross Country Ski Rentals

Hibbing Cross Country Ski Rentals

  • Reserve and pick-up Monday-Friday for weekend use, (218) 362-5940

Hull Rust Mine View

Hull Rust Mine View

  • See mining in action FREE

Sledding Hills

Sledding Hills

Snowmobile

Find maps for all the trails you can handle, plus snowmobile rental information right here! Questions? Call 218-749-8161.

Winter ATV

Minnesota’s biggest off-road riding park is on the Mesabi, and it’s open every weekend in the winter. The Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area is in Gilbert, so bring your machine and stop by Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for some winter riding! Get more info here.

Birding

Winter is the best time to see some of Minnesota’s rarest owls, raptors and songbirds, and Sax-Zim Bog is the place to do it! Check out their naturalist programs here.

INDOORS

Minnesota Discovery Center: the Museum of the Iron Range

Minnesota Discovery Center: the Museum of the Iron Range

  • Celebrating the land, the work, the mines and the people of northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Ranges through exhibits, events and activities for the whole family.
  • Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m.

US Hockey Hall of Fame

US Hockey Hall of Fame

  • Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lyric Center for the Arts First Stage Gallery

Lyric Center for the Arts First Stage Gallery

  • Thurs-Sat 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. art gallery free admission

Heritage Museum

Heritage Museum

  • Thurs-Sat 11 a.m. to 4 p.m FREE

Hibbing High School Tours

Hibbing High School Tours

  • Call 218-262-5574

Hibbing Historical Society Museum

Hibbing Historical Society Museum

  • Tues-Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE

Olcott Park Botanical Gardens

Olcott Park Botanical Gardens

  •  Fri-Saturday Noon-4 p.m.  FREE
  • Call 218-404-5017 to check availability!

Favorite Annual Events

Clueseum at the Museum

An interactive, live action game for grown-ups. Solve the muder by the night’s end- dinner is included and a cash bar is available.

Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival
 Celebrate the Iron Range’s Finnish heritage with food, sliding, vendors and music.

Plus so many more events-Family Discovery Days, a world-famous birding festival and more! Check out our Events Calendar for an up to date list of Iron Range events!