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The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center

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We stopped in to ask if there was records of the family farm, ended up looking at the displays and... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Lisa1098
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Minnesota
Soudan Underground Mine State Park

We did the underground mine trip plus the many things to see at the top of the mine. What a first... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
David M
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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404 Pine St, Tower, MN 55790-2203
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stopped in to ask if there was records of the family farm, ended up looking at the displays and the train cars. The Staff was not able to help us locate the farm but did provide us with additional contacts and places to try...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We did the underground mine trip plus the many things to see at the top of the mine. What a first hand look at iron ore mining in Minnesota and what they contributed to the economy of the US as well as the contribution for...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped here to meet some friends and travel on to ely and we ended up spending a couple hours looking at the sites and reminiscing with friends. A very nice little free attraction

Thank Dave I
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Small but very nice museum of area located in old depot. There is a nice train outside that is repainted with some cars and caboose that kids love plating on.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very helpful staff as I have an issue with not just enclosed spaces and elevators but people touching me. They made sure I was comfortable for the trip up and down to the mines for the tour. Excellent visit!

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

These historical experiences are few and far between. Go see the past, experience the past and begin to understand what Northern Minnesota is all about. A great lesson on immigration, a lesson we need to remember.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Whether you're interested in the history of the area or a railroad fan, the museum is worth a visit. A DM&IR K class 2-8-0 steam locomotive and its tender, two passenger cars and a caboose are on display.

Thank David Q
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very nice little museum. It highlights the mining, settling, and early tourism around Lake Vermillion.

Thank Phuphuphnik
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This little park on the side of the road as you drive into Tower offers some old trains for the enthusiasts, a small museum in an old Depot and a playground. It looks like a great place to let the kids out of the car...More

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