This Fascinating Wisconsin Mine Has Been Abandoned And Reclaimed By Nature For Decades Now

Just south of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, there’s a quiet park that’s laced with trails. It’s a place where you’ll find birds, butterflies, and the occasional dog walker but in the 1990s this place was anything but quiet and tranquil. A huge open pit mining operation took place here, opening rifts in the community and well as the earth. The Flambeau Mine is long closed, and today it’s been transported into a scenic abandoned place that’s perfect for an interesting Wisconsin hike.

Curious to see more? Check out this video tour of the abandoned mine c/c Rio Tinto Legacy:

You’ll find the trails on Highway 27, just south of the City of Ladysmith. Learn more about the park on the Ladysmith website. Once you’ve explored the old mining site, here’s an ancient mountain range that’s not far away.

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Address: Reclaimed Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, WI 54848, USA