Hibbing is the largest of the Mesabi communities, and is the former home of music legend Bob Dylan, basketball great Kevin McHale, and baseball player Roger Maris. Birthplace of the Greyhound Bus Lines, Hibbing is also the location of one of the world’s largest open pit mines – Hull Rust Mine View, accessible from the Mesabi Trail.
Great Parks and Recreation
Visit Hibbing’s outstanding parks, including Carey Lake with a public beach, boat launch, fishing piers and hiking trails. Maple Hill Park offers hiking and mountain biking trails, and great views, especially in fall. Bennett Park offers playground equipment, ball fields – including an inclusive baseball field – splash pad, pavilion, horseshoe facility, and more, right next to the Hibbing municipal golf course, the Greyhound Bus Origin Musuem, and the Mesabi Trail.
Historic downtown includes various sites once frequented by Bob Dylan, or Bobby Zimmerman as he was known when he lived here. Find his childhood home on Bob Dylan Drive near the Hibbing High School, a destination in its own right. HHS is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its $4 million construction was bankrolled in 1920 by mining companies to appease townspeople forced to move their homes from “North Hibbing” to make way for mining operations. Tours available with guide only. Call 218-748-8161 to arrange a tour.
Be sure to visit the Hibbing Historical Society Museum. Admission is free, and exhibits will illuminate the town’s history.