MINNESOTA DISCOVERY CENTER
Minnesota Discovery Center
Minnesota’s museum of the Iron Range explores the land, the people and the mines of the region through illuminating indoor and outdoor exhibits and events. Ride the vintage trolley to a mining ghost town, and play mini-golf on the mining-themed course. There’s something for all ages, year-round. Call 218.254.7959 for more information, or visit the museum online here.
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – Noon-5 p.m.
FALL HOURS beginning September 7
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for ages 3-17 and free to children 2 and under. Trolley tickets are $4 per person. Mini-golf is $4 per round. Members receive discounted rates. Admission is free every Thursday, 3-9 p.m.
Minnesota Discovery Center overlooks the reclaimed Glen and Godfrey mines, offering great views deep into the mine lakes. The trolley tracks skirt these mine pits, and lead to a former mining community, or “location,” with restored buildings, including a homestead, boarding house and bunk house. Trolley rides are $4 per person ($3.50 for members) in addition to admission.
The trolley schedule, through Labor Day (limited number of riders per run)
- Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Friday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Sunday, 1 & 3 p.m.
The trolley schedule, September 5-October 31 (weather permitting) is:
- Thursdays 3pm & 5pm
- Saturdays 1pm & 3pm
The Lyric Center is a circa 1912 opera house-turned-movie-theater-turned-retail space. An effort is underway to restore it to its performance glory.