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.
- Fossil 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.
- Tours begin at the historic Club House museum.
- Old clothes and water are recommended on the Fossil Tour.
- Contact the park for ADA accessible tours.
Reserve a tour
Reservations are not required. There are 28 seats available for each tour.