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The city of Virginia in Minnesota is famed for its iron mining history and its love of hockey. Come here to wander in the historic downtown, or to stroll through the scenic Olcott Park, which was built in the early 20th century after a mining boom. Drive south of the city to find the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, celebrating the country’s greatest ice hockey players and teams.
Virginia is reasonably remote, so to explore the city and attractions in the surrounding Mesabi Range region, you should rent a car through Orbitz. Mining history comes to life in nearby Chisholm and Soudan.
Virginia is well placed for you to discover more of the natural beauty and mining history of the surrounding region. Use your rental car to visit these three destinations.
There are over 60 state parks and thousands of lakes to discover in Minnesota. Drive a short distance from Virginia to Bear Head Lake to experience one of the most scenic. The waters and woodlands here are immensely peaceful and rich with wildlife. Bring your binoculars to watch for eagles, wolves, and moose from the vantage point of a kayak.
Journey time: Around 50 minutes
Distance: Approximately 40 miles
The city of Duluth sits on the edge of Lake Superior, with a proud history as a port city. You can head out onto the lake itself on boats and biplanes, or you can stay by the shore for days of sightseeing. The city features a fantastic children’s museum, and the Great Lakes Aquarium, which is home to fish, birds and mammals from America’s spectacular lakes.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 65 miles
Travel further afield to find the dynamic twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which between them have enough attractions to keep you entertained for days. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Gehry-designed wonders of the Weisman Art Museum, and the Mill City Museum will satiate culture vultures. The vast Mall of America, meanwhile, features theme park rides and an aquarium among its hundreds of stores.
Journey time: Around 3 hours 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 200 miles