The Taconite Capital of the World

City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota



Places to Visit

Photo of Minn-Tac

West-2-Rivers Area and Campground, containing 28 RV Sites and 10 Remote Tent Sites and offering canoeing, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and sports playing fields in a quiet area where you can enjoy nature.

Photo of Loco Park

1910 Locomotive at the Historic Overlook in downtown Mountain Iron. From here you can see the spot where Leonidas Merritt discovered Iron Ore.

Photo of Leonidas Merritt's residence

Statue of Leonidas Merritt in front of the Library. Merritt is the man credited with the discovery of Iron Ore in 1890 near the present site of the City of Mountain Iron.

Photo of bike path

Mountain Iron sits on the Mesabi Trail bicycle trail. The entire trail is 132 miles (213 km) long and stretches from Grand Rapids, MN, to Ely, MN. The trail is scheduled for completion in 2004; however, you can ride on our portion now.

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