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The Museum of the Iron Range

Monthly Newsletter | Visitor Tour Guide


Welcome to the Minnesota Discovery Center! We're located in beautiful Chisholm, Minnesota, just three hours north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and one and a half hours north of Duluth.  Open year-round, we offer lots to see and do!

Redhead MTB Park -  9/23 ALL TRAILS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO RAIN. Water recreation rentals available.

Miner's Daughter Gift Shop - OPEN. Located inside the summer entrance, open Tuesday-Saturday. 

Trolley Tours - OPEN. 


The Iron Range Research Center (IRRC) - OPEN. To contact the IRRC to make an appointment or if you have questions please call 218-254-7959 or email IRRC is now offering  the "I'm New Here" Research Center Orientation Tour on the 2nd Satuday of every month in 2023. 

19 Hole Mini-Golf Course – Open. 

Autumn/Winter Hours in Effect

Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 10 am -  8 pm

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

2023 Iron Range Research Center Hours: (Year-Round)

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED


Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN  55719

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Local Accommodations

For information on area lodging and camping, contact the Iron Range Tourism Bureau at (800) 777-8497 or visit their website at

Special Needs & Accessibility

Our museum and trolley are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to our guests upon request. Please call ahead or email us if you require special accommodations - and we'll be happy to help!