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

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 28th to September 12th.

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

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.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

Website

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 Valentini’s Supper Club

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

Website

Serving up the Iron Range’s best authentic Italian cuisine since 1934 – just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Redhead Mountain Bike Trails! Be sure to visit our location in Hermantown too!!

Iron Range Tourism Bureau 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.

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

Website

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.

Chisholm Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Website

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

Chisholm Inn and Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

877-255-3156

Website

Enjoy the areas friendliest hotel right across from the Mesabi Trail, Minnesota Discovery Center and the Redhead mountain bike park. Indoor heated pool, sauna & whirlpool, complimentary breakfast buffet, whirlpool suites and bicycle rentals right at the hotel.

Side Lake – Cozy Northwoods Cabin

Website

Between rides, relax in the woods with a cabin of your own. Comfy 2 bed/2 bath cabin with wifi, full kitchen, whirlpool tub, firepit and charcoal grill. Private setting, sleeps up to six. Perfect for families. Near the center of the trail - great headquarters for exploring year 'round. Just 18 miles from Chisholm.

Northern Lights Music Festival Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2295

Website

Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 1-26, 2021
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. Special adapted opera for KIDS – Rossini’s Cinderella.

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 28th to September 12th.

Minnesota Museum of Mining
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
Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2295

Website

Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 1-26, 2021
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. Special adapted opera for KIDS – Rossini’s Cinderella.

Northern Lights Music Festival
Valentini’s Supper Club

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

Website

Serving up the Iron Range’s best authentic Italian cuisine since 1934 – just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Redhead Mountain Bike Trails! Be sure to visit our location in Hermantown too!!

Valentini’s Supper Club
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
Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-422-0806

Redhead Mountain Bike Park

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-7959

Website

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 Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Website

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

Website

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.

Chisholm Inn and Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

877-255-3156

Website

Enjoy the areas friendliest hotel right across from the Mesabi Trail, Minnesota Discovery Center and the Redhead mountain bike park. Indoor heated pool, sauna & whirlpool, complimentary breakfast buffet, whirlpool suites and bicycle rentals right at the hotel.

Side Lake – Cozy Northwoods Cabin

Website

Between rides, relax in the woods with a cabin of your own. Comfy 2 bed/2 bath cabin with wifi, full kitchen, whirlpool tub, firepit and charcoal grill. Private setting, sleeps up to six. Perfect for families. Near the center of the trail - great headquarters for exploring year 'round. Just 18 miles from Chisholm.

Funding Source

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