Chisholm

Chisholm is a community of 5,000 that’s built, in part, around the lovely Longyear Lake.

Home to historic hot spots

This friendly town makes the most of history with a pair of museums.

 Minnesota Discovery Center  is a 660-acre museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits for kids and special activities like monthly Family Discovery Days, plus a mini-golf course, summer music events in the amphitheater and a vintage trolley.

Nearby the Museum of Mining offers an up-close look at mining equipment, including the massive production trucks, and delves into Chisholm history.

Roadside attractions and events add to Chisholm’s flair

A tribute to all branches of military veterans can be found in Chisholm, along with the famous Bridge of Peace and the iconic Iron Man Statue. Chisholm is known as the site of festive events like the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days and the St. Louis County Fair.

Make your way to Lake Street

Community involvement is alive and well in Chisholm. Northern Traxx ATV Club is a huge asset for the community. They’ve worked hard to build an  ATV trail system and promote club rides and youth training classes. The city is also fortunate to have the Downtown Revitalization Project bringing fresh ideas and a touch of culture to Chisholm’s iconic Lake Street. This group created a historic walking tour, helped enhance Kiwanis Park near the Longyear Lake shore, and developed a pocket park further up the street, complete with artwork and programming. An interpretive site at Bruce Mine Headframe, along the Mesabi Trail, is a great way to see one of the few remaining underground mine shafts.

The most exciting mountain bike trail system is here

Redhead Mountain Bike Park offers 25 miles of expertly-crafted trails is a setting that is unlike any other. With views of former minelands and rugged forested terrain, this up-and-coming destination mountain bike trail system will impress any enthusiast of any skill level.

After the ride, find great places to eat on Lake Street, including Snickers and Choppy’sJim’s Sports Club and the legendary Valentini’s, and Black Bear Bakery.

Chisholm
Things to Do

Hunting

The Range is blessed with 320,000 acres of the Superior National Forest, three state forests, and 500 lakes, rivers and streams that provide hunters and sportsmen with a perfect habitat…

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Curling

For some, curling is as much a part of winter as the cold temps. Fortunately, on the Mesabi Iron Range, there are plenty of places for long time enthusiasts to…

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Canoe & Kayak

Canoeing and kayaking on the Range usually means exploring small lakes with very little boat traffic and enjoying sun, birds, trees and fresh air. If you want real adventure, paddle across a mine lake and imagine the bottom of the pit, hundreds of feet below. These waters are clear and cool. You'll be able to see down a good distance. In fact, scuba divers love mine lakes !

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Mountain Biking

Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range is finding its groove with mountain biking. A world-class system of nearly 25 miles at Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm and an ever-growing resort trail system that includes lift-served gravity trails...

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Fat Biking

Once again, Giants Ridge is the place to be for winter fun. Find more than 60k of cross country trails, and use their high speed lift for downhill fat biking!…

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Mesabi Trail

From the Mississippi River in the west to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the east, the paved Mesabi Trail runs like a ribbon across the Iron Range, passing…

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Snowmobiling

There’s no reason not to love the Mesabi snowmobile trails. Northern Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range makes a great hub to explore points east, west and north from sun-up to sundown. Well-groomed and signed, our trails get you away from traffic...

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Hiking

You don’t have to look far to find unique hiking trails that include stunning natural and manmade landscapes. Take a look at our Hiker’s Guide for inspiration and trail maps…

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ATVs explore wooded trails lined with fall color in northern Minnesota on the Iron Range
ATV / OHV Trails

Hundreds of miles of ATV and OHV off-roading trails network throughout the Iron Range and you’ll find secluded spots, great overlooks, or mudding trails around every turn. And don’t forget…

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Disc Golf

Where can you hit eight disc golf courses in a matter of days, all within 5-10 miles of each other? On the Range! Let’s start our disc golf tour, and…

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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding on the Iron Range is arguably the best way to experience the natural scenic beauty that can be found along our many miles of horse trails. What could be better than breathing in the crisp fall air while riding a leafy path...

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Snowshoeing

The Iron Range is a great snowshoeing getaway! Giants Ridge Resort Giants Ridge® Golf & Ski Resort in Biwabik offers three different beautiful trails, some even wrap around the lake….

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Chisholm
Businesses

Iron Man Statue

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Casey Drug
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218-254-3318

121 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Minnesota Discovery Center
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-7959

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Valentini’s Supper Club
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-2607

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Chisholm Inn & Suites
Chisholm | View Website

877-255-3156

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Minnesota Museum of Mining
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-5543

701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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The Miner’s Daughter
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-7959

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-7320

108 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Chisholm Iron Trail Campground
Chisholm | View Website

800-711-7789

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Black Bear Bakery
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-4772

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Veterans’ Memorial
Chisholm

2182547959

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

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The Rustic Pig
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218-254-7959

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

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The Stand – Seasonal
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-5651

700 6th Street Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

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Snickers Pizza – Chisholm
Chisholm | View Website

218-254-2317

222 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

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