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Our Mission:

MDC transports area residents and guests to a space where they can connect with the Iron Range's storied past while creating lasting memories that honor the region's unique human and natural history. 

Our Vision:

We will be a museum that sparks individual curiosity and inspires our community through experiencing the past to shape a better future.


Minnesota Discovery Center The Museum of the Iron Range is a private non-profit 501(C)3 museum incorporated in Minnesota.  As a non-profit, IDC is held in the public trust and is governed by a volunteer non-profit board of directors and headed by an Executive Director.

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