Hill Annex Mine State Park880 Gary St
Calumet, MN 55716
Entrance to the park is on the north edge of Calumet along State Highway 169, halfway between Grand Rapids and Hibbing.Get Directions
Go down in history with a tour of the Hill Annex Iron Mine. On the 1 1/2-hour open pit mine tour, visitors make a spectacular descent into mining's past. Learn about the mine operation, the people who worked here, and where they came from. Discover marine fossils in northern Minnesota. Get a sense of the mine's deep, rich history. Learn how this National Historic Site played an important role in state, national, and world history. A museum, gift shop and fossil hunting tours are also available.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (May 23 - September 7)
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Tour rates: $10 for adults; $6 children 5-12; children under 5 are free.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 8 reviews
We did the 1 1/2 hour bus tour.It was a hot day, but the bus was considerable cooler than outside. The driver was a former miner himself, and he was extremely knowledgeable, had many personal...
— LoisR336, August 9, 2019
If you ever used anything made of iron - it probably came from Minnesota! This is a guided educational bus tour of iron ore mining. Minnesota is to be congratulated for preserving this historical...
— 04DougW, August 8, 2019
We took our three kids here as we continue on our quest to visit every state park in Minnesota. It appears that the state of Minnesota has completely abandoned this site. The only staff on site are...
— Ruth V, June 18, 2018
The area is beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable. He worked at the mine when it was open, and had interesting stories.
We had come for the fossils though. They were...
— Jenny W, August 23, 2017
The tour of the Hill Annex Mine was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was a former miner, so he had many stories about the "old days". We learned a lot about the history of the mine...
— Carl V, June 30, 2015