5480 Mountain Iron Drive,
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles
Conveniently located less than a mile from the Virginia AmericInn the Thunderbird Mall consists of over 50 clothing stores boutique shops a terrific deli and more.
1401 S 12th Ave
Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles
Area bowling center for family fun.
801 7th Street North
Distance from hotel: 3.3 miles
Visit the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in person and experience the thrilling game action and inspiring achievements via physical displays exhibits video theater and memorabilia. The United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum is America's hockey showcase. Beginning in 1973 the Hall has honored and recognized outstanding coaches players builders and administrators who have contributed to the success and promotion of American Hockey. Eveleth Minnesota has been designated "The Capital of American Hockey" and is known as the home of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum because of its rich hockey traditions. No community the size of Eveleth has produced as many quality players or has contributed more to the development of the sport in the United States. Furthermore the Iron Range and Minnesota in general have had significant impact on US Hockey.
801 Hat Trick Ave
Distance from hotel: 12.9 miles
Rated as Minnesota’s #1 Ski Resort by SKI Magazine Giant's Ridge offers 35 downhill runs more than 60 km of cross-country ski trails and one of Minnesota’s hottest terrain parks. Giant’s Ridge also offers 36 holes of golf and was recently cited as having “The Best Golf of the 21st Century” by Golf Digest.
6325 Giants Ridge Rd
Distance from hotel: 3.2 miles
As its name suggests, this city was literally built on a mountain of iron. It was here in 1890 that Leonidas Merritt first discovered iron ore, thus launching the mining era that uncovered the fabulous wealth beneath the Mesabi Range. Today, a two-and-a-half ton, 10-foot high statue of Merritt stands in the heart of the city. A 1910 Baldwin locomotive is also located in the downtown district. Situated at the crossroads of Highways 53 and 169, Mountain Iron is Minnesota's third largest city in geographic size, covering 52 square miles and boasting six lakes within its limits. Visitors can get a stunning birds-eye view of USS/Minntac's taconite mining operations at either the Wacootah Overlook or the Minntac Mine Overlook.
Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles
Located along & adjacent to US Highway 53, this Iron Range community is home to the World's Largest Hockey Stick, United States Hockey Hall of Fame and one of the area's most breathtaking sights, the Leonidas Overlook Mineview. The overlook reflects more than a century of mining activity, dating back to 1901, when production first began along the Iron Range. The Fayal Pond Trail System will delight and refresh the weary traveler. With its three-tier lit fountain and floating bridge, it's the perfect spot to stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic. Nearby, you'll find Veteran's Park with a public beach. Eveleth is also home to the Range Recreation Civic Center, the area's newest state-of-the-art curling club and host to a variety of banquets, conventions and recreational activities
Distance from hotel: 4.8 miles
Gilbert's beginnings can be traced to a mining operation that began around 1892 and evolved into the Village of Sparta. When the town was moved to clear the way for iron ore mining in 1908, it took the name of the nearest group of mines, Gilbert. Today the mine is closed but the City of Gilbert remains and it has since become home to Minnesota's first designated state recreation area for off-highway vehicles and ATVs. The park features more than 1,200 acres of recreation trails, scramble areas, training and special events and facilities for use by off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and 4x4 jeeps and trucks. To learn more about the area's heritage and history, visit the Iron Range Historical Society in the former Gilbert City Hall building to view the historic jail and hundreds of artifacts.
Distance from hotel: 10.2 miles
Buhl is located high on the Laurentian Divide and midway across the historic Mesabi Range. Families will enjoy Buhl's abundant recreational facilities and city infrastructure. The Mesabi Trail winds through Buhl, offering visitors a panoramic view of the historic Grand Iron Mine. Along the trail is the Stubler beach, which offers a pavilion, swimming area with lifeguards and two fishing docks. The City of Buhl also features a scenic walking trail which winds around Stubler and Judson Lakes. Burton Park features three bocce ball courts, playground equipment, a pavilion, two baseball fields, a basketball court, and restroom facilities. Be sure to stop and sample Buhl's famous water. Known as the “the finest drinking water in America, Buhl's refreshing drinking water is taken from an underground glacial river 700 feet below the surface. Stubler and Judson Lake are also well-stocked for trout fishing, and you'll find plenty of remote portage in lakes just north of the city.
Distance from hotel: 10.4 miles
Biwabik (which means valuable in Ojibway) is the gateway to Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort. Long valued for its ore, today Biwabik is a prime travel destination. The community, a trailhead of the historic Mesabi Trail, is the home of the Honk the Moose statue and boasts a well-lit paved walking trail and sledding hill. True to the ethnic diversity of Iron Range communities, Biwabik treats visitors to its unique Bavarian style and has become the area's year-round center of attraction, hosting thousands of Alpine and Nordic skiers, snowmobilers and golfers. Biwabik is host to several seasonal festivals including the Fourth of July, which presents the area's largest (Calithumpian) Fourth of July parade, and Weihnachtsfest (the first Saturday in December) a Christmas lighting celebration complete with fireworks, displays, ethnic food, music and entertainment.
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