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“Hodge podge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Minnesota Musem of Mining

Minnesota Musem of Mining
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Chisholm
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hodge podge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Spent a couple hours here. Hodgepodge of stuff. Some of it is VERY interesting. Some of it makes you ask WHY. The steam shovel is a marvel. I tried to imagine working with this thing. Moves on crazy small crawler tracks. Enclosed boiler room with a small wood/coal box. A cast iron nightmare for the workers I am sure. The jet drill looked like more of the same. They also have a couple nice steam locos, electric shovel, Euclid trucks of various vintages. There is also small stuff for miners on the ground floor that was interesting. A guide would help.

Visited August 2014
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English first
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An afternoon back in time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We had our company picnic here two years in a row. One of the original greyhound buses, turn of the last century mining equipment. Everything tastefully done.

Visited August 2013
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Northern Minnesota, USA
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147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Interesting if you have time to spare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

I stopped here a few weeks ago when I needed a break from driving. The outdoor exhibits were closed for the season. The inside exhibits were interesting and very interactive. It is a kid friendly place, but enough information on a variety of topics for adults to learn as well. There was a mining a section and geology section that were of particular interest to me.

Visited December 2013
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Minnesota
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207 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Had a blast with the family, if you are into quiet museums and walking around with head fones than this is probably not for you, if you love hands on and a grteat education on the history and lifestyles of the mining area than this is it, you can climb on and experience most of the eqipment from trucks to locomotives ---- we came to kill an hour and stayed most of the day Highly recommend to all except babies

Visited August 2013
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McIntosh, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

I was pleasantly suprised when the staff said I could have my dog with us on the grounds, they only asked that I clean up any messes he made! The place was interesting for adults, and had so many hands on displays that my 7, 4, and 2 year olds were all engaged and had a blast!

Visited July 2013
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