Attractions / Entertainment

United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum

801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-443-7825

Are you a hockey fan? Be sure to stop by this shrine to American Hockey, reflecting the honor, dignity and pride of the legends it represents. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail in Eveleth, home to some of the greats of the game. After your visit, check out the world’s largest hockey stick in downtown Eveleth.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Minnesota Museum of Mining Minnesota Museum of Mining

701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-5543

Explore 13 acres of kid friendly, hands on exhibits – iron ore train, huge mine trucks, drill rigs, steam shovels, fire trucks and buses dating to early 1900s. Exhibit on Iron Range Life 1920s to 1950s – steam train diorama – WPA-era castle and amphitheater – ore and rock samples – underground mine replica. Open daily – May 27 to September 18 in 2022.

Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-372-6437

Telling the story of the Iron Range – the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work. Ride the trolley. Play mini-golf. Visit the museum & exhibits all rooted in the Iron Range history. Visit our website to learn more.

Virginia Area Historical Society Heritage Museum

800 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1136

Located alongside beautiful Olcott Park, the museum complex consists of the former park superintendent's residence, a Finnish-style log house, and 1930s tourist cabin. Permanent exhibits depict logging & lumbering industries, Virginia's fires of 1893 & 1900, and Olcott Park's Master Gardener Gunnar Peterson. The VAHS archives are available for research purposes.

Lyric Center for the Arts

510 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5577

Shop downtown Virginia and visit the Historic Lyric Center for the Arts! Our art gallery features work by local and regional artists. A new exhibit each month plus lots of artwork for sale. Open Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 3 p.m. Check our website for music and theater events all year long.

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

611 McKinley Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

View an active iron ore mine during Hibbing Taconite's mining operations. This site offers a 360-degree view of Hibbing Taconite and surrounding area. Free admission. Open daily May 21st to Sept 30th, 9 am to 5 pm. Souvenirs available onsite and at the Tourist Center located at 1202 Howard Street, Hibbing.

Greyhound Bus Museum

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-5814

The Greyhound Story...From Hibbing to Everywhere. Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the U.S. Visit this world class museum and relive the story told with artifacts, 18 buses, audio visual presentations and exhibits. Now OPEN for the season.

Hibbing Historical Society Museum

400 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-8522

The Museum tells the story of Hibbing, "The Town That Moved", through photographs & exhibits, including scale models of the city in 1893 & 1913. Defining the transition from underground to open pit mining, the museum features a "Decades" display of artifacts beginning with the 1870s, as well as logging & mining artifacts. Open Tues through Fri, 10 am to 2 pm or open anytime by appointment.

Visit Grand Rapids Visit Grand Rapids

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-9607

Welcome to Grand Rapids! Start your Mesabi Trail adventure with us at the farthest west entry point. Grand Rapids provides breathtaking wilderness beauty, a welcoming community, lodging options with a view and the surprise sophistication of arts and culture. Come explore the Mesabi Trail in Grand Rapids…It’s in Minnesota’s Nature.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau Iron Range Tourism Bureau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

The Iron Range Tourism Bureau serves multiple communities along the Mesabi Trail, including Hibbing, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Biwabik, Aurora, Hoyt Lakes and Embarrass. Follow us on social media, and visit our website to find out about area events, attractions, lodging and trails.

Nelimark Farmstead Museum & Gift Shop

4839 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-984-2084

Our Finnish-American Homestead Tours offer a unique look at the handcrafted pioneer log farms that were common in Northern MN at the turn of the century. The gift shop features unique hand-made ethnic items and baked goods.

Northern Lights Music Festival Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Hibbing, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2292

Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 2- July 24, 2022
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, offering lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists. This season, don’t miss Mozart’s The Magic Flute in full length and children’s productions. Go to website for details.

Judy Garland Museum & Children’s Discovery Museum Judy Garland Museum & Children’s Discovery Museum

2727 South Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-327-9276

We are two unique museum experiences on one convenient campus. Check out the Judy Garland Birthplace Home and Gallery filled with memorabilia from her life and “The Wizard of Oz.” Then, “follow the yellow brick road” to the fun Children’s Discovery Museum and enjoy interactive exhibits for kids to learn and explore. There is something for all ages to enjoy at this Grand Rapids museum. Children’s Discovery Museum web link.

MacRostie Art Center

405 Northwest 1st Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-2697

MAC is the hub of the creative community in downtown Grand Rapids. Stop by to view new exhibits each month, "shop small" and support local artists selling their work, or get creative yourself and sign up for an art class. Visit the website for the latest events.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

Website

The Iron Range Tourism Bureau serves multiple communities along the Mesabi Trail, including Hibbing, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Biwabik, Aurora, Hoyt Lakes and Embarrass. Follow us on social media, and visit our website to find out about area events, attractions, lodging and trails.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau
Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
Judy Garland Museum & Children’s Discovery Museum

2727 South Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-327-9276

Website

We are two unique museum experiences on one convenient campus. Check out the Judy Garland Birthplace Home and Gallery filled with memorabilia from her life and “The Wizard of Oz.” Then, “follow the yellow brick road” to the fun Children’s Discovery Museum and enjoy interactive exhibits for kids to learn and explore. There is something for all ages to enjoy at this Grand Rapids museum. Children’s Discovery Museum web link.

Judy Garland Museum & Children’s Discovery Museum
Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-372-6437

Website

Telling the story of the Iron Range – the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work. Ride the trolley. Play mini-golf. Visit the museum & exhibits all rooted in the Iron Range history. Visit our website to learn more.

Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range
Minnesota Museum of Mining

701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-5543

Website

Explore 13 acres of kid friendly, hands on exhibits – iron ore train, huge mine trucks, drill rigs, steam shovels, fire trucks and buses dating to early 1900s. Exhibit on Iron Range Life 1920s to 1950s – steam train diorama – WPA-era castle and amphitheater – ore and rock samples – underground mine replica. Open daily – May 27 to September 18 in 2022.

Minnesota Museum of Mining
United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum

801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-443-7825

Website

Are you a hockey fan? Be sure to stop by this shrine to American Hockey, reflecting the honor, dignity and pride of the legends it represents. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail in Eveleth, home to some of the greats of the game. After your visit, check out the world’s largest hockey stick in downtown Eveleth.

United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum
Visit Grand Rapids

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-9607

Website

Welcome to Grand Rapids! Start your Mesabi Trail adventure with us at the farthest west entry point. Grand Rapids provides breathtaking wilderness beauty, a welcoming community, lodging options with a view and the surprise sophistication of arts and culture. Come explore the Mesabi Trail in Grand Rapids…It’s in Minnesota’s Nature.

Visit Grand Rapids
Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Website

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum
Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Hibbing, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2292

Website

Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 2- July 24, 2022
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, offering lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists. This season, don’t miss Mozart’s The Magic Flute in full length and children’s productions. Go to website for details.

Northern Lights Music Festival
Hibbing Historical Society Museum

400 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-8522

Website

The Museum tells the story of Hibbing, "The Town That Moved", through photographs & exhibits, including scale models of the city in 1893 & 1913. Defining the transition from underground to open pit mining, the museum features a "Decades" display of artifacts beginning with the 1870s, as well as logging & mining artifacts. Open Tues through Fri, 10 am to 2 pm or open anytime by appointment.

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

611 McKinley Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

Website

View an active iron ore mine during Hibbing Taconite's mining operations. This site offers a 360-degree view of Hibbing Taconite and surrounding area. Free admission. Open daily May 21st to Sept 30th, 9 am to 5 pm. Souvenirs available onsite and at the Tourist Center located at 1202 Howard Street, Hibbing.

Virginia Area Historical Society Heritage Museum

800 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1136

Website

Located alongside beautiful Olcott Park, the museum complex consists of the former park superintendent's residence, a Finnish-style log house, and 1930s tourist cabin. Permanent exhibits depict logging & lumbering industries, Virginia's fires of 1893 & 1900, and Olcott Park's Master Gardener Gunnar Peterson. The VAHS archives are available for research purposes.

Nelimark Farmstead Museum & Gift Shop

4839 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-984-2084

Website

Our Finnish-American Homestead Tours offer a unique look at the handcrafted pioneer log farms that were common in Northern MN at the turn of the century. The gift shop features unique hand-made ethnic items and baked goods.

MacRostie Art Center

405 Northwest 1st Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-2697

Website

MAC is the hub of the creative community in downtown Grand Rapids. Stop by to view new exhibits each month, "shop small" and support local artists selling their work, or get creative yourself and sign up for an art class. Visit the website for the latest events.

Greyhound Bus Museum

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-5814

Website

The Greyhound Story...From Hibbing to Everywhere. Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the U.S. Visit this world class museum and relive the story told with artifacts, 18 buses, audio visual presentations and exhibits. Now OPEN for the season.

Lyric Center for the Arts

510 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5577

Website

Shop downtown Virginia and visit the Historic Lyric Center for the Arts! Our art gallery features work by local and regional artists. A new exhibit each month plus lots of artwork for sale. Open Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 3 p.m. Check our website for music and theater events all year long.

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.