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The Museum of the Iron Range

Monthly Newsletter | Visitor Tour Guide

VISITOR NOTICE: We are now using the Summer Admission Entrance in parking lot #1. On 5/31/2023, the 11am trolley tour is canceled due to a scheduled Hibbing Taconite Mine Blast. The 1pm & 3pm tours will resume as scheduled. 

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 - ALL TRAILS OPEN. Water recreation rentals start June 1st! 

Rustic Pig Food Court - Bands, Brews, & BBQ Kick Off Summer June 1st 4-8pm Live Music 5-7pm. 

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

Trolley Tours - OPEN. 

MDC Museum - OPEN - The Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning 33,000 sq. ft. museum is open Tuesday-Sunday during our regular autumn/winter hours. NEW TEMPORARY EXHIBIT.

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. 19-holes!

Summer Hours Now in Effect

Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 9 am -  8 pm

Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm 

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!