There’s nothing quite like the Iron Range and surrounding areas! Start exploring all the wonderfully unique aspects of Northern Minnesota that you’ve been looking forward too. Located just 20 miles north of Hibbing, there are numerous local attractions that you may want to take advantage of during your stay.
Below is a list of activities, restaurants, and sights that we recommend checking out:
McCarthy Beach State Park
The sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake was rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highway’s Magazine. Walk along the half-mile of shoreline, or venture out into the shallow water that extends hundreds of feet into the lake.
7622 McCarthy Beach Road Side Lake, MN 55781
Minnesota Discovery Center
Living museum showcasing heritage of northeastern Minnesota. Ethnic foods, shows, dancing, educational tours and much more.
1005 Discovery Dr, Chisholm, MN 55719
Hull Rust Mahoning Mine
Known as the Grand Canyon of the North, it’s the world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, a national historic landmark; view working mine from an observation area in historic North Hibbing.
401 Penobscot Rd Hibbing, MN 55746
Soudan Underground Mine
The Soudan Underground Mine State Park is a Minnesota state park at the site of the Soudan Underground Mine, on the south shore of Lake Vermilion. The mine is known as Minnesota’s oldest, deepest, and richest iron mine and has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
1302 McKinley Park Rd, Soudan, MN 55782
Fortune Bay Casino & Golf Resort
A casino resort with its own fishing marina, lakeside golf course and RV park.
1430 Bois Forte Rd, Tower, MN 55790
Giants Ridge Ski & Golf Resort
Upscale resort with 35 alpine ski runs & 2 golf courses, plus rustic-chic lodgings, a pool & spa.
6325 Wynne Creek Drive, Biwabik, MN 55708
French Township Community Center
The Side Lake Recreation Complex provides a variety of activities for families including a playground, tennis courts, volleyball, a pavillion and restrooms.
7485 McCarthy Beach Rd, Side Lake, MN 55781
The Mesabi Trail is a 132-mile paved bicycle trail running from Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Ely, Minnesota.
111 Station 44 Rd, Eveleth, MN 55734
7626 Hwy 5 Side Lake, MN 55781
Food: Pizza, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Chicken Wings
7477 Co Hwy 5, Side Lake, MN 55781
Food: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
12501 Highway 22, Cook, MN 55723
15020 State Highway 1, Cook, MN 55723
6304 Hwy 5, Hibbing, MN 55746
A convenience store with gas and grocery including ice, ice cream cones, movie rental, bait, hardware items, etc. and is about 1/4 mile from Sturgeon Landing.
7595 McCarthy Beach Rd, Side Lake, MN 55781
Convenience store with gas, groceries and more.
7505 Hwy 5, Side Lake, MN 55781
130 1st St SW Chisholm, MN 55719
12080 Highway 169 W Hibbing, MN 55746
3817 1st Ave Hibbing, MN 55746