Soudan Underground Mine State Park
Adventure abounds at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park! Tour the historic underground mine or high energy physics lab, take a boat out or cast a line on Lake Vermilion, or hike through acres of old growth pine forest. The addition of nearly 3000 acres and five miles of Lake Vermilion shoreline in 2010 will no doubt add even more opportunities to experience the wonders of northern Minnesota.
Very cool place! Though our guide was a bit aggressive pushing for audience interaction and feedback. Sometimes u just wanna chill and take it all in, not have a brain game running discourse to see who can spit out the correct answer first. Be sure and take some warm duds cuz it's quite nippy when the mine cart hits high speed.
Outstanding tour. You start out with a ride on the elevator about 500 feet down into the mine - it's loud, dark, and cramped, but that just adds to the experience. You also get to ride in a mine cart once you're down there. The guide explained to us how workers often worked in total darkness, with no electric lights and often not even lighting the candle on their helmet because of the cost. My shoes still had some of the rusty residue on them for weeks after - I consider that my souvenier!
This place is Awesome!! Very cool experience. The mine is a little chilly may need a light jacket or sweatshirt. The staff are friendly and very professional. They care about your safety! I highly recommend going on the tour! Amazing how Miners did their work...
This was a great experience. Our tour guide Reed was incredibly knowledgeable about the mine, the area, and the geology. The mine is chilly so bring a jacket. Highly recommend a few hours here. Be sure to check out the extensive grounds.
Great tour of the mine, and a lot to see on the surface without paying for the tour. Our 3 and 5 year olds loved it. Beyond the mine there is nice hiking, lake access, biking on the Mesabi trail, a new day use area near the new campground east of the mine area with picnic areas and fishing pier.
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