Hibbing Taconite Tours

Learn about taconite mining and processing with a comprehensive tour to Hibbing Taconite provided by Minnesota Discovery Center, Hibbing Taconite and Shubat Transportation.

Departing from Minnesota Discovery Center, tours are offered Thursday’s available from June 30th through August 11th. You may board the bus between 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The bus departs promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will take you to see the operations of a modern mine. 

From the gigantic shovels loading 3-story, 240-ton trucks to the ore being converted into taconite pellets and being loaded on the train, the tour will give you an inside perspective of mining. 

Cost for the tour is $13 per person, with complimentary Discovery Center admission.  Please, no photographs are allowed while on Hibbing Taconite property.  Tours are for ages 10 and up.  The tour is approximately 2 hours long. We thank Hibbing Taconite for providing access to their mine operation and for their generous donation to provide tour guides and transportation.

Experience mining on the Iron Range. 

Dress code: Long pants and tennis shoes

Advance reservations strongly recommended as space is limited. 

For reservations, call Minnesota Discovery Center at 218.254.7959.