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Local Attractions

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:

Sturgeon Landing

12862 Rudstrom Rd, Side Lake, MN 55781
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



Mesabi Trail

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



Local Restaurants

7626 Hwy 5 Side Lake, MN 55781


Food: Pizza, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Chicken Wings

Cost: $$

7477 Co Hwy 5, Side Lake, MN 55781


Food: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Cost: $-$$

12501 Highway 22, Cook, MN 55723


Food: Variety

Cost: $-$$

15020 State Highway 1, Cook, MN 55723


Food: American

Cost: $-$$

6304 Hwy 5, Hibbing, MN 55746


Food: Variety

Cost: $-$$

General Stores

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


Grocery store

130 1st St SW Chisholm, MN 55719

218 254-4961

12080 Highway 169 W Hibbing, MN 55746

3817 1st Ave Hibbing, MN 55746

1111 17th St S, Virginia, MN 55792