Located just south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the park shares a similar wilderness quality: pristine lakes, black bears, nesting eagles, wolves and moose. Stands of white and red pine trees tower over the birch, aspen and fir trees. Explore miles of shoreline by canoe. Swim at the beach, picnic in the shelter building, or fish for walleye, bass, crappies or trout. Trails in the park link-up with the Taconite State Trail and offer snowmobilers, skiers and hikers plenty to enjoy. Rent a three-bedroom guest house or camper cabin any season of the year.
A unique look at the handcrafted pioneer log farms that were common in Northern Minnesota at the turn of the century. Our guide will get into your vehicle (or lead you in theirs) to various farmsteads. Plan on a 2-3 hour tour of the log homesteads. You will also visit a small locally made craft outlet and other area sites as time allows.
Tour restored Finnish homesteads, log buildings, and the Nelimark Homestead Museum (a Finnish craft shop and museum). Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Tours begin at the Embarrass Information Center located at the intersection of County Hwy 21 and MN State Hwy 135.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 1:00 p.m.
– or by special appointment
– call 218-984-2084
$5 Seniors/Large Groups
12 & under free
Two golf courses in the summer, downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. Only a few miles away from Babbitt.
Tour the historic underground mine or high energy physics lab, take a boat out or cast a line on Lake Vermilion, or hike through acres of old growth pine forest. The addition of nearly 3000 acres and five miles of Lake Vermilion shoreline in 2010 will no doubt add even more opportunities to experience the wonders of northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Discovery Center is a nonprofit institution and the state’s largest museum complex outside of the Twin Cities metro area. It features information about the land, the mines, the people and the work of the Iron Range region of northern Minnesota.
Comprised of a Museum, Research Center, and Park and encompassing 660 acres, Minnesota Discovery Center tells the story of the Iron Range 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.