What to do and see in Eveleth, United States: The Best Places and Tips

March 29, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Eveleth in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Eveleth with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

801 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734-8640 +1 218-744-5167
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

This recently renovated complex features a new auditorium, a hockey art gallery, an Olympic memorial and exhibits dedicated to America's high school and college hockey champions.

Reviewed By MobileResident - Mobile,AL

I am an avid professional hockey fan with a particular interest in the history of the World Hockey Association(WHA). I am also a fan of U.S. collegiate hockey but I am not knowledgeable about youth & high school hockey. I flew up to St. Paul to see the Wild play three home games in January. I rented a car on a Friday(this museum is only open on Fridays,Saturdays & Sundays in the winter) to make the three hour trip up to Eveleth primarily because the WHA Hall of Fame is housed in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
One shouldn't be at all surprised at the Minnesota-centric holdings of this museum.
There are various & sundry holdings in this museum that looks as if it could use some repair work & updating.
No surprise that there are a number of interesting things relating to Herb Brooks & the gold medal winning 1960 & 1980 men's Olympic hockey teams.
There is a well preserved Zamboni that was the 4th of the original 16 produced by Frank Zamboni with an associated interesting pamphlet that gives the history of Zamboni development.
I was underwhelmed by the WHA Hall of Fame holdings. It looked a lot better on the video on the museum's web site than it was in real life.
I was pleasantly surprised that there is a referee jersey that Paul Stewart wore on display. Paul Stewart was the first American-born NHL ref to work more than 1,000 NHL games. His transition from having 241 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Cincinnati Stingers during the 1977-78 WHA season to being an NHL ref is most remarkable.
If you are in the Duluth area then making a trip to Eveleth is likely a reasonable choice for the casual hockey fan but I'd advise only avid fans to make the trip to Eveleth from the Twin Cities.

2. Olcott Park

730 N 9th Ave, Virginia, MN 55792-2327
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Olcott Park

Reviewed By Sali_Bloo - Saint Louis, Missouri

Virginia's Olcott Park, constructed in the early 1900s, is one of the Iron Range's historic treasures. Located right in the city, the park is open daily with no admission for entry.

The highlight of the park is its famous fountain, which shoots up sprays of water illuminated by multicolored lights, a particularly awesome sight in the evening. The fountain is currently (2015) in disrepair due to vandalism, but community organizations and volunteers are working to restore it.

The east side of the park has a big children's playground area filled with slides, swings, merry-go-rounds, etc. The center of the park holds a gazebo, which is the site of popular weekly city band concerts (free and open to the public) throughout the summer months. The south edge of the park is rimmed with baseball fields and picnic pavilions.

On the southeast corner near the main entrance is the Olcott Park Greenhouse and the Virginia Heritage Museum, which showcases displays on local history and has books and other items available for purchase.

In the winter months around the holidays, the park glows with a Christmas light display.

Olcott Park is well maintained and easily the nicest park in the region - beautiful green landscape and trees. A great place to visit for a picnic lunch, jogging, walking, or bringing your kids for an afternoon of playground activity.

3. World's Largest Authentic Hockey Stick

120 Grant Ave, Eveleth, MN 55734-1520
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4 based on 24 reviews

World's Largest Authentic Hockey Stick

Reviewed By MobileResident - Mobile,AL

I drove up to Eveleth this past January to visit the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. It's an easy drive over to see this iconic structure. The impact that the cities in the Iron Range of Minnesota like Eveleth have had on the development of hockey in the U.S. is noteworthy and one can learn more about this here.

4. Leonidas Overlook

One mile west of Eveleth on County Rd. 101, Eveleth, MN 55734
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4 based on 18 reviews

Leonidas Overlook

Location from which one can view a taconite mine 200 feet below.

Reviewed By Rachel C - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amazing view of the mines and good golly the view goes on for days. Heading out of town it's a mile on the left and a gravel drive that loops to give you the view of a lifetime.

5. Canelake's Candy

414 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792-2526 +1 218-741-1557
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Canelake's Candy

Reviewed By RE M - Maui, Hawaii

Come in a samples your favorite old time candies. Special favorites are the hand made turtles and Hot Air Dark chocolates. They can ship these candies throughout the US.

6. Paul Wellstone Memorial & Historic Site

Eveleth, MN
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4 based on 13 reviews

Paul Wellstone Memorial & Historic Site

Reviewed By 206driver - Minnesota

Located near the crash site, but down the road from where it actually happened, nice memorial to the victims of that tragic day (nothing on the crew when I was there), to learn more about the Senator, you will still need to research on your own.as there is not much here. Better than a single marker, but not much. Skip it if you are in a hurry or take about 10 minutes.

7. Heritage Museum

800 N 9th Ave, Virginia, MN 55792-2366 +1 218-741-1136
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Heritage Museum

Reviewed By RE M - Maui, Hawaii

Our local tour guide had an immense amount of historic details about Virginia Mn and a great sense of humor.

The tour included archives and artifacts from World War I, a Finnish Log House, along with a 1930's Tourist Cabin.

Virginia is a town rich in the lumbering, logging, and iron ore mining.

8. Giant Loon

North 9th Ave. West, Virginia, MN
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3.5 based on 19 reviews

Giant Loon

Reviewed By Shouldercat - Minneapolis, MN

A little hard to find from the Roadside website directions, but search for the lake instead and you'll get there. The loon is fun, but kept turning away from us - we even drove to the other side of the lake and it was still turned away! Unique attraction.

9. The 218

218 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792-2511 +1 218-749-1009
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5 based on 2 reviews

The 218

Reviewed By jameshZ4179HG - Virginia, Minnesota

Stopped in for a quick beer with my wife, ended up loving this place we stayed until close. Awesome place must visit.

10. Shoes & Things

234 Chestnut St, Virginia, MN 55792-2511
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5 based on 1 reviews

Shoes & Things

Reviewed By Esther D - Duluth, Minnesota

I moved to northern MN two years ago, and was lamenting to a friend about the dearth of upscale shopping. She asked if I'd hear of Shoes & Things in Virginia.

I had not. So I made a road trip to Virginia to check it out.

The owner, Marcy is friendly, helpful, and has a good eye. She helped me find several items that will be a great addition to my wardrobe.

Good selection, and no shortage of sizes.

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