Mountain Iron

Mountain Iron is the birthplace of the Mesabi Iron Range iron ore industry, thanks to the Merritt family, who discovered and developed the Mesabi Iron range in the 1890s.

Growing with an eye on the future

Today, Mountain Iron flourishes with retail and new housing. West Two Rivers Campground is a municipal site with a beach, fishing docks, playground, pavilion and disc golf course. Celebrate this city’s achievements at the annual Merritt Days celebration, held every August, with fun, games and music for everyone.

A great location for learning about mining

Locomotive Park in “Old Mountain Iron” and along the Mesabi Trail is a great venue for learning about mining. With a vintage steam locomotive onsite, plus other mining equipment and informative panels about the modern mining process, it’s like an outdoor museum! There’s also a picnic area and shaded pavilion. The perfect place to stop while riding the trail or exploring the area.

 

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Things to Do

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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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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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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The Best Minnesota 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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Unique Hiking Trails

There’s a lot to see when you hike the Range You don’t have to look far to find unique hiking trails that include stunning natural and manmade landscapes. Don’t forget,…

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Businesses

Locomotive Park
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218-749-8161

806 Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

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Comfort Inn & Suites
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800-315-2621

8570 Rock Ridge Drive
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

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Mac’s Bar
Mountain Iron

218-735-8402

8881 Main Street
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

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An aerial view of West Two Rivers Campground in Mountain Iron, MN
West Two Rivers Campground
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218-748-7570

5152 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

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