Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

Just off Stuntz Bay Road

Open Monday through Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with a more limited schedule the rest of year.

Visitor Center

Center includes Nature Store, interpretive exhibits, and tour center. Includes accessible restrooms.

Interpretive Exhibit

Visitor Center

Exhibits focus on the mine and mining culture, natural history, and physics. Other exhibits are located on the park grounds and in mine buildings.

Naturalist Programs

Interpretive programs include mine tours and programs on geology, canoeing, bats, natural history, and skill building.

Historic Site

Pick up a copy of the park map at the Visitor Center, which details the various historic buildings. There are also many important archeological sites on the property, including mining test pits, rock quarries, and historical ricing pits.


Underground tours of the mine

Tours of this former iron ore mine are led by professional interpreters. Underground mine tours open Memorial Day weekend. Please call the park for more information or learn more about underground mine tours.

Gift Shop

Visitor Center

A Minnesota State Park Nature Store is located in the Visitor Center.


Within two miles

Groceries are available in the towns of Soudan and Tower.


Within two miles

In the town of Tower.