Chisholm, MN

Along the Trail, seven miles east of Hibbing, is the city of Chisholm. It is home to one of the region’s major tourist attractions, the Minnesota Discovery Center. Longyear Lake is also located within city limits and has a walking trail, fishing piers and a boat launch. Other attractions include the Minnesota Museum of Mining, a WPA Project called the Rock Wall and Museum, Bruce Mine Headframe, and the Iron Ore Miner Memorial.

Highlights

Events held in Chisholm include the annual Polar Bear Days in February, the Chilly Open Golf Tournament in March, “Moonlight” Graham Days in August, and the Field of Screams Haunted Tours in October.

Access Point For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto 4th Ave SE to Lake Street, veering left. Parking is on Lake Street and 1st Ave. SE.
Chisholm Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto 4th Ave SE to Lake Street, veering left. Parking is on Lake Street and 1st Ave. SE.

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. Check the website for open dates, may vary due to COVID-19.

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.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

Valentini’s Supper Club – “Authentic Italian Restaurant”

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

Chisholm Inn & Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2000

Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-422-0806

Redhead Mountain Bike Park Redhead Mountain Bike Park

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-7959

Carved from the walls of an abandoned 400-foot deep water-filled mine pit. Redhead offers nearly 25 miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground, and more on the way! Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options. Redhead Beach offers canoe, kayak and SUP Board rentals

Redhead is located at the Minnesota Discovery Center, the Museum of the Iron Range. MDC is the largest museum and cultural center north of the Twin Cities, besides the museum enjoy their research center, 660-acre historic park, trolley rides, miniature golf, and dining at the Rustic Pig.

The Mesabi Trail is accessible directly from the Discovery Center.

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. Check the website for open dates, may vary due to COVID-19.

Minnesota Museum of Mining
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.

Chisholm Inn & Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2000

Redhead Mountain Bike Park

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-7959

Carved from the walls of an abandoned 400-foot deep water-filled mine pit. Redhead offers nearly 25 miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground, and more on the way! Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options. Redhead Beach offers canoe, kayak and SUP Board rentals

Redhead is located at the Minnesota Discovery Center, the Museum of the Iron Range. MDC is the largest museum and cultural center north of the Twin Cities, besides the museum enjoy their research center, 660-acre historic park, trolley rides, miniature golf, and dining at the Rustic Pig.

The Mesabi Trail is accessible directly from the Discovery Center.

Redhead Mountain Bike Park
Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-422-0806

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

Valentini’s Supper Club – “Authentic Italian Restaurant”

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

Funding Source

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