About Two HarborsNamed for the harbors at Agate Bay and Burlington Bay, Two Harbors was founded in 1883 as a shipping point for Vermilion and Mesabi range iron mines. Paul H. Van Hoven Lake Front Park, off Waterfront Drive, offers views of the giant loading docks on Agate Bay.
There also are excellent views of the iron ore docks, which rise 80 feet above the harbor, from the vantage point of The Depot Museum. Taconite pellets are delivered to these docks from northern Minnesota mines via rail and then loaded onto a conveyor system for dumping into ore boats, which then transport the cargo to steel mills for processing. It takes approximately 7 hours for 55,000 to 60,000 tons of pellets from 800 rail cars to be loaded into the belly of one of these huge boats.
Visitor Centers Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce/RJ Houle Information Center 1330 SR 61 Two Harbors, MN 55616. Phone:(218)834-2600 or (800)777-7384
Self-guiding ToursA town walking tour map is available at local museums and at the Two Harbors information center.
Things to Do The Depot Museum
Two Harbors, MN
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