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Soudan Underground Mine State Park

1302 McKinley Park Road

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.


Jackie LaVaque

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Very interesting tour! Reed, our guide, was very knowledgeable and engaging. He knew a lot about the mine and mining in general. The tour is not for the claustrophobic though. A cool 51 degrees year round, it was nice to visit the mine on a hot day. Lots of buildings from the original mine still remain, and pretty much all the equipment is from 1924. It's very interesting, even if you don't know anything about mining. Recommended.

Keith Rasmussen

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Oldest and deepest mine in Minnesota sounded like a fun place to visit and it did not disappoint. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helped make the experience great. It was fun to see the old mining equipment still in operation. It is well worth the trip.

James Folden

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I highly recommend it. And if your tour guide is James, you are in for a treat. Incredible depth of knowledge, and great enthusiasm for the subject.

Jack Van Orden

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The reason Soudan Mine is so cool is the fact that it's still 100% active. As opposed to a typical museum or landmark where the location is "sealed off in time", Soudan Mine is waiting to be fully explored and toured by the public. The docents and guides we met were fantastic, my wife and I retained a great deal of the knowledge we had learned several days after our trip to the mine, as we were recommending it to others. A couple of notes: Bring a jacket for the mine tour! If you are seriously claustrophobic, this may not be the best tour for you. The physics lab is no longer open and cannot be toured (bummer) so it's a no-go. Otherwise, it's a great, great trip and extremely informative!

Richard Koeppl

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Bring a jacket, you sit on a cart that moves about 7 mph and it's a chilling 52° other then that the guide was very informative, worth it!

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