Soudan, MN

On the Trail, three miles east of Tower is the town of Soudan. Originally, Soudan was a settlement for miners after a hard day’s work. Today it still retains much of that history and highlights its beautiful natural surroundings. Located on the shores of Lake Vermilion, the area offers excellent fishing and other water activities.

Highlights

One of Soudan’s most popular attractions is the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. It was the first mine to produce iron ore in the area. Visitors can go underground on a guided tour and afterwards can enjoy themselves in the beautiful park. In February, Soudan and Tower celebrate Long John Days, a festival for people who refuse to let winter stop them from enjoying the outdoors. There are vendors, tournaments and family fun for everyone. A Wild Rice Festival during Labor Day weekend attracts many visitors, complete with crafts and entertainment. Soudan also holds a 4th of July celebration.

Access Point For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north into Breitung Monument Park. Parking and restrooms are located here. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed in the fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.
Soudan Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north into Breitung Monument Park. Parking and restrooms are located here. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed in the fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Vermilion Park Inn Vermilion Park Inn

30 Center Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2333

A home-style Bed & Breakfast, newly renovated in the historic Old Soudan Miner’s Hospital building. Located adjacent to the Mesabi Trail, within blocks of the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park, near public access/beach on Lake Vermilion, within 30 miles of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Vermilion Park Inn

30 Center Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2333

A home-style Bed & Breakfast, newly renovated in the historic Old Soudan Miner’s Hospital building. Located adjacent to the Mesabi Trail, within blocks of the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park, near public access/beach on Lake Vermilion, within 30 miles of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Vermilion Park Inn
Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Funding Source

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