Highlights of Minnesota's North Country
Minnesota Discovery Center
This museum and cultural center celebrates Iron Range history and the heritage of its miners' home countries. Learn about taconite mining, hear stories of miners' working conditions and see a Depression-era shanty. The Iron Range History Players at the Minnesota Discovery Center give 20-minute interactive presentations on the history of northeastern Minnesota on summer Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Also in the summer, antique trolleys (left) circle the rim of Glen Mine, now a deep, spring-fed canyon (800/372-6437; mndiscoverycenter.com).