Minnesota Discovery Center


The Museum of the Iron Range


Minnesota Discovery Center is a nonprofit institution and the state’s largest museum complex outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

Comprised of a Museum, Research Center, and Park and encompassing 660 acres, Minnesota Discovery Center tells the story of the Iron Range – “The Land, The Mines, The People and The Work” – through exhibits, interpretation, programming and research materials. The Center highlights the story of the predominantly European immigrants who migrated to this region at the turn of the 20th century to find work in the burgeoning iron ore industry.
Minnesota Discovery Center’s Museum is a 33,000-square-foot facility that houses artifacts, examines mining methods, explores regional geology, and hosts traveling exhibits that help illuminate the spirit and sensibilities of Iron Range pioneers and their descendants. A special area of the museum is dedicated to the life and work of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, a Hibbing native.



Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone: (218) 254-7959


Minnesota Discovery Center