Visit The Leonidas Overlook For Panoramic Views Of Minnesota’s Iron Range
Northern Minnesota gets a lot of attention thanks to the North Shore, the Boundary Waters, and the countless state parks that offer beauty and recreation to visitors. But there are still places in the northern half of the state that go overlooked. The Iron Range, and the small communities within it, are one example. But these towns have a lot to offer, from local restaurants to little-known landmarks. One such landmark is the gorgeous Leonidas Overlook. This place offers views of the surrounding landscape for miles around, including an old mine that is now a manmade lake. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Leonidas Overlook:
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Have you ever been to Eveleth? Did you visit the old mine? There are even more mines you can visit in the Iron Range. Check out our article about the grand canyon of Minnesota to read about the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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