Soudan Underground Mine Tours

Minnesota's first iron ore mine opened in 1882. The ore's high oxygen content was used to make high-quality steel in open-hearth furnaces.

When technology changed, the ore from the mine was no longer needed. Soudan Mine closed in 1962. Today, you can explore the last level that the miners worked.

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Tours:

Rates:

Seasons:

Historic Underground Mine Tour 

- experience the life of a miner.

 

Adults (ages 13+) - $12

Youth (ages 5-12) -  $7

Children (under 5) - free

 (ticket required)

Summer: Memorial Day weekend through September.

Fall: Some weekends in October. 

Winter and spring: Group reservations only. Please contact the park office to make group reservations.

 

 

High Energy Physics Lab Tour

- follow the path of physicists from around the world.

 

Adults (ages 13+) - $12

Youth (ages 5-12) -  $7

Children (under 5) - free 

(ticket required)

Summer: Memorial Day weekend through September.

Fall: Some weekends in October. 

Winter and spring: Group reservations only. Please contact the park office to make group reservations.

 

 

Educational/Group Tour

- these special tours must be prearranged with the park.

 

 

All year: We are open to group tours throughout the entire year. If you are interested in a group tour (scouts, youth groups, college groups, organized groups, etc.), please contact the park office

 

 

Self-Guided Surface Audio Tour

- try out this audio tour above ground.

Free download!

All year: Download the audio tour transcripts and mp3 files and the "Soudan Underground Mine – The Rest of the Story" brochure. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.


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