Quality of Life

Central Iron Range Cultural Activities

An exceptional theater department at Hibbing Community College is home to high-caliber local and traveling productions, as well as a local children's theater troupe. Throughout the region, historical sites and museums pay homage to the area's mining past and offer a glimpse back in time for the curious and those with a love of history. With its working trolley, interpretive sites and mine overlook, Ironworld Discovery Center in Chisholm is the region's premier curator of historical data and memorabilia. Ironworld's large park-like grounds, amphitheatre, auditorium, research library, meeting center and miniature golf course make it an attractive venue for private and public events, including concerts, reunions and education. The Paulucci Planetarium in Hibbing hosts fascinating shows and events, while the Hibbing Memorial Building welcomes everything from rodeos to horseshoe tournaments, the circus to hockey games. An active community of artists, artisans and musicians often share their work and wisdom with the public, and our community libraries have become a place of educational programs and events geared toward children. The Hibbing Public Library also curates an extensive Bob Dylan memorabilia collection, which is on display year-round to honor the artist who was raised there.