A small city surrounded by pristine forests and rich mining lands, Hibbing, Minn., is a remarkable place to call home. According to City-Data, Hibbing is home to about 16,000 people, all of whom appreciate the city for its unique way of life. Located about 200 miles north of Minneapolis and 75 miles northwest of Duluth, Hibbing is a self-reliant city that gives its residents a chance to live far from any major metropolitan areas. Those searching for Hibbing apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this city in the Minnesotan countryside.
Because of its rich mining history, Hibbing was once known as the "Iron Capital of the World." The community was established in 1893 by a German miner named Frank Hibbing, for whom the city is named. In a unique twist, iron ore was discovered underneath the city's original grid of homes and businesses, so the entire city picked up and moved two miles south in 1920. In its new location, Hibbing became a hotspot for miners and their families.
Today, Hibbing still holds strong ties to mining. However, one of the city's major industries is now tourism. As a result, Hibbing's historic downtown district is lined with numerous businesses, shops and services, which promote a closely knit community and charming way of life. Additionally, this friendly town boasts many municipal amenities that its residents enjoy. From its 32 parks to its numerous recreational programs, Hibbing offers the best of Minnesota living. The city is also home to sections of the Mesabi Trail, which spans 130 miles across 25 communities.
Hibbing is near the Minnesota Museum of Mining. Because of its historical iron mining industry, the Mesabi Range offers many ore-related attractions and displays.
Hibbing is home to the Bob Dylan Collection, which offers views of personal memorabilia, professional work and stories of Dylan's youth from friends and community members. The annual Dylan Days celebration is also a local favorite, and acts as a pilgrimage for artists across the country. Literary readings, singer/songwriter competitions and live entertainment all come together in this fun and moving event.
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