Hibbing Taconite Active Mine Tours

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. PLEASE CONTACT 218-749-8161 FOR UPDATES ON POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS DISAPPOINTMENT! Join the Hibbing Taconite bus tours this summer, Thursdays June 30 through August 11. See a working mine, and experience the vastness of this operation from inside the property. Tours depart from Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm at 1 p.m., where visitors don hard hats and safety glasses. Participants will disembark from the bus at an observation area within the mine. Tour lasts approximately two hours. Expect to get a little dusty! Sorry, no photography while touring.

Tours are recommended for children 12 and older. Kids age 10 or 11 may be included at bus driver’s discretion. Cost is $13 per person and includes admission to Minnesota Discovery Center, the Museum of the Iron Range. Reservations are recommended for the taconite mine tour. Please call 218-254-7959 to reserve space and click here for additional information.


Call the Iron Range Tourism Bureau, 800.777.8497 or Minnesota Discovery Center, 218.254.7959, for tour dates.

Hours & Rates

Tours are $5 per person. This tour is not recommended for children under 8. All participants must sign a waiver. No photography is allowed within mine property. Hard hats and safety glasses are required and will be provided at the Minnesota Discovery Center admission building. Tours are limited to one busload. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. A summer tour schedule will be posted when available but typically tours take place on Thursdays, mid-June to mid-August at 1 p.m.

Interesting Facts

Visit Hull-Rust Mineview in Hibbing to see the Cleveland Cliffs’ Hibbing Taconite operations from a whole different viewpoint!