History & Culture

Located on the grounds of Fortune Bay Resort & Casino, the museum is dedicated to telling the Bois Forte Ojibwe story.

Activities: Museums, places of interest

1500 Bois Forte Rd, Tower, MN 55790
Driving Time from Ludlow’s: 40 minutes


Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the United States. Visitors can now see and hear the story at Hibbing’s newest attraction, which includes seventeen historical buses.

Activities: Museums, places of interest

1201 Greyhound Blvd, Hibbing, MN 55746
Drive Time from Ludlow’s: 70 minutes

The Hibbing Historical Society Museum tells the story of Hibbing through photos and exhibits, including a model village as it appeared in 1893. See logging and mining tools, exhibits of artifacts from past eras in the region’s history. Exhibits with photos, documents and artifacts take visitors through past decades of history. A film provides perspective of the town, while knowledgeable volunteers answer questions. Learn about the city that was once the richest village in the world.

Activities: Museums, places of interest

400 E 23rd St, Hibbing, MN 55746
Drive Time from Ludlow’s: 70 minutes

Eveleth, Minnesota has been designated “The Capital of American Hockey” because of its rich hockey traditions. No community the size of Eveleth has produced as many quality players or has contributed more to the development of the sport in the United States.

Beginning in 1973, the Hall has honored and recognized outstanding coaches, players, builders and administrators who have contributed to the success and promotion of American Hockey.

While you’re in Eveleth, be sure to stop and see the world’s largest authentic hockey stick.

Activities: Museums, places of interest

801 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734
Drive Time from Ludlows: 50 minutes

As a visitor to The Minnesota Museum of Mining, you will have the rare opportunity to climb aboard historic equipment used to mine the Mesabi Range’s rich iron ore. Your experience will begin at the very unique stone castle, constructed in 1933. Browse the Gift Shop, and view the first of many displays of mining history inside the Castle. Then move outside to tour the many outdoor displays located around the beautiful Museum grounds. Climb aboard mining trucks, see the 1907 steam locomotive, and tour replicas of an underground mine and mining town!


701 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719
Driving Time from Ludlow’s: 1 hour


Experience the life of a miner as you take an exciting tour of a modern day mining company. Visitors have the opportunity to watch miners and their massive equipment at work up close. Watch 30-yard capacity shovels, so big that a 4X4 truck could fit inside their buckets, load overburden into 3-story 240-ton mining trucks. See 80-car trains pulled by three locomotives filled with taconite pellets cruise near 500-foot deep iron laden canyons. Discover 100-ton maintenance trucks, large drilling rigs and huge bulldozers. A knowledgeable guide will narrate your adventure.

Tours are for ages 10 and up, and are approximately 2 hours long. Long pants and tennis shoes required. Advance reservations strongly recommended, as space is limited.

(218) 254-7959

Drive Time From Ludlow’s: 55 minutes


View the second largest open-pit iron ore mine in the world, more than eight miles long, 3.5 miles wide and 535 feet deep. This man-made “Grand Canyon of the North” was the first strip mine on the Mesabi Iron Range. The amazing view continues to grow as the Hibbing Taconite Company Mine expands its mining operations. Rotary drills, 33-cubic-yard shovels and 240-ton production trucks can been seen in action at this National Historic Site. Occasionally, you’ll be able to witness a mining dynamite blast used to clear bedrock away to get to the iron ore. Since 1895 more than 1.4 billion tons of earth have been removed on its 2,000 acres of land, and more than 800 million gross tons of iron ore have been shipped from the mine. At peak production in the 1940’s, as much as one quarter of the ore mined in the United States came from the Hull Rust Mine. A video presentation in the Visitor Center explains the colorful history of the mine and early miner’s activities. A Visitor Center, observation deck, mine exhibits, mine shovel bucket, mining truck, interpretive graphics and a walking trail make the trip to the Hull Rust Mine View memorable. Area information brochures and gift shop available onsite.

Penobscot Road, Hibbing, MN 55746
Drive Time from Ludlow’s:
70 minutes

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