Hill Annex Mine Tours

Photo of the mine equipment and structures along a cliff face.

The demand for iron to make steam engines, locomotives, and ships spurred the growth of the iron industry. The Hill Annex Mine produced over 64 million tons of the iron ore used to make the steel.

In 1988, Hill Annex Mine became a Minnesota State Park.

Tour options

  • Fossil Hunter Tour - hunt for fossils from the Cretaceous era - best of all you can keep what you find!
  • Historic Mine Tour - board a bus to trace the route miners took to get to work at the mine.

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Overlook of mine pit and lake that has formed in pit.

Please Remember

Reserve a tour

Reservations are available for all regular tours. Up to ten tickets can be reserved with one reservation. Call the park for more information.

Hill Annex Mine State Park