Minnesota Discovery Center

The explosive growth of iron mining attracted thousands to northeastern Minnesota. Their courage and tenacity transformed a sparsely populated wilderness into a culturally diverse industrial landscape. Ironworld Discovery Center, the largest museum complex on the Iron Range, is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Minnesota’s Iron Ranges.  Visitors to the site discover an interactive visitor experience, spectacular mine views and one of the finest library and archival facilities in the upper midwest. Whether you are visiting the Iron Range for recreation or education, Ironworld Discovery Center provides a unique look at the Iron Range that you are sure to find both interesting and enjoyable. Ride a trolley with spectacular mine views, explore the outdoor exhibits, take part in cultural heritage activities and uncover links to the past at the Iron Range Research Center. There’s much to see and do! Ironworld opens for the season May 27 – September 4, 2006. Summer visitor hours are 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily. The Iron Range Research Center is open throughout the year. Call 1-800-372-6437 or visit www.ironworld.com for more information.


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