The Underground Mine Cart Ride At Soudan Underground Mine State Park Is A Must-Do Experience In Minnesota
If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota, you’re likely aware of the state’s long history of mining. Mining is so important to Minnesota, in fact, that operations are still taking place today. But there are plenty of mines that have closed since the industry’s heyday many decades ago. Some have transformed into recreation parks and beautiful natural areas. Still others, like the Sudan Iron Mine, have been turned into places where you can learn about Minnesota’s mining history firsthand. When you visit Soudan Underground Mine State Park, you’ll have a front-row seat to the history of iron mining in northern Minnesota. The highlight of the park is an underground mine cart ride! Here’s what you need to know before you go:
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Have you done the underground mine cart ride at Soudan? What are your other favorite tours in Minnesota? Let us know in the comments!
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]
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