Hill Annex Mine State Park is located on the grounds of the sixth largest iron producer in the United States. The open pit Hill Annex Mine extracted natural iron ore from the Mesabi Range of northern Minnesota from 1913 to 1978. The Hill Annex Mine captures an era of mid-century mining that is often overlooked in other mining museums. Equipment, records, and other artifacts from the Hill Annex Mine are all on display at the Clubhouse Museum.
Minnesota is a state known for lakes, mosquitos, and iron. The incredibly iron rich state is doted with mines but none is more notable than the Soudan Mine, Minnesota’s oldest and deepest iron ore mine and where the industry found its start in 1884.