Iron Range Tourism 


Visit northeastern Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, and you'll know why Mesabi is Magic.

Named for a native American word for the constellation Orion, Mesabi is the place where great riches exist: deep forests, clear waters, veins of minerals and much more.

This winter, travel from town to town, to Canada and back, on thousands of miles of snowmobile trails, all with spurs to 12 welcoming Iron Range towns. Find a variety of lodging, plus plenty of places to drink and dine.

If it's a silent sport you prefer, the Iron Range is home to hundreds of kilometers of nordic trails. Request our all-in-one map with more than a half-dozen trail systems in our area.

Fat biking, snowshoeing and birding might be off the beaten path, but that just makes them more interesting. Visit our website to find trail maps, recommended dining and shopping, and lodging options for any budget.

All year round, experience amazing adventures and hidden treasures on Minnesota's Range. Travel 1/2 mile beneath the surface to an underground mine or ride a trolley on the edge of a breathtaking mine-view with canyon walls descending hundreds of feet.

Immerse yourself in the history of Iron Range geology, mining, immigration, life-skills and traditions at the Minnesota Discovery Center.

Experience the paved Mesabi Trail (sm) which, when completed, will stretch 132 miles from the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Hike the Superior National Forest or visit one of the Midwest's top birding locations, the Sax-Zim bog.

Fish our hundreds of lakes and rivers and, uniquely, trout stocked mine pit lakes. Imagine trout fishing on crystal clear spring-fed waters reaching depths of up to 500 feet while surrounded by rocky walls towering more than 250 feet.

Ride year-round Minnesota's first designated OHV recreation area for off-highway vehicles with 1200 acres of intense hill climbing and thrilling trail riding.

Golf the area's finest courses including the Legend and one of the top ten best new courses in the Midwest - The Quarry - both at Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort.

The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway is a new route connecting Lake Superior's North Shore with the Iron Range. Catch a glimpse of wildlife along the 60 mile drive: eagles, hawks, deer, moose, fox, black bear and the elusive timber wolf can be spotted. The drive in fall is breathtaking with brilliant colors highlighting the scenery

See why we love winter! Access more than 3000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 275 km of groomed cross-country ski trails. Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort offers 34 downhill runs, 60 km of cross-country trails and the Midwest's best terrain park.

The Iron Range region is waiting to capture your heart and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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