Best history lesson - Soudan Underground Mine State Park - 2014 Best of MN

  • Updated: April 20, 2015 - 10:40 AM

A guide leads visitors through the old Soudan iron mine, located a half mile underground.

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Forget the theme park rides. Impress the kids with a half-mile rumble deep into the pitch-dark earth for tales of iron ore at Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Have a science geek in the family? Wow them by descending into the University of Minnesota’s subterranean High Energy Physics Lab for a tour. 1379 Stuntz Bay Rd., Soudan; 1-218-753-2245;

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