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Deepest Place You Can Go In America

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Soudan, Minnesota

Ride the elevator cage almost a half-mile underground, then take the electric train another quarter-mile to the deepest part of this old iron mine -- known as "The Cadillac of Mines" before it closed in 1962.

Going this deep and this far underground requires a tour of 90 minutes, so bring lots of warm clothes and the ability to forget that between you and the surface lies more than 2,300 feet of solid rock. And 10,000 bats, too; the mine is home to Minnesota's largest known bat colony.

The mine was closed for renovations in 2022, scheduled to reopen May 2024.

Deepest Place You Can Go In America

Soudan Underground Mine State Park

1302 McKinley Park Rd, Soudan, MN
Hwy 169 to Soudan, then follow the signs for Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
Memorial Day-Oct. Tours last 90 min. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12
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