For anyone who is a bus enthusiast, this is a place for you! The museum is located just north of downtown Hibbing. Lots of memorabilia & artifacts on display. A fair size historic bus fleet both inside and outside on the museum grounds. They have a great selection of souvenirs, but if you plan on buying anything, please make sure you have plenty of...more
Although less than a decade old, the museum has already outgrown its display space. The curator, Gene calls it "Ten pounds of sand in a five-pound bag." A new facility -- one that will allow the buses to be displayed indoors -- is under construction and will open down the road in the autumn of 1999. Gene pulls out a hefty roll of blueprints and...more
Carey (DuPont) Lake is a 1,100 acre park with over 22 km of ski trails with trails starting at the parking area by the beach. The trails run through primarily lowlands and spruce box, with about 1/3 located on high land. Hibbing Park and Recreation grooms and tracks the trails. 10 mi. of groomed trails are available for traditional / classic skiers...more
www.zimmys.comOriginally the Zimmy's building housed the trolley cars of Hibbing. Trolley cars went out of fashion in the U.S. after the automobile became affordable for almost every family. At that time in the 1920s Zimmy's became a gas station. Only in the 1980s did Zimmy's become a restaurant and a Bob Dylan shrine. Dylan has never played at...more
www.hibbing.org/historical_info.htmlThe town of Hibbing was laid out in 1893 after prospectors found evidence of rich iron ore deposits. By 1915 the population of Hibbing was 20,000. Per the 2000 census the population of Hibbing now stands at 17,071.The city hall is evidence of Hibbing's rich economic history. Quite an audacious seat of government...more
Home of Hibbing's "Finest Supper Club".Called "The Grand Old Lady of Howard Street", the Androy Hotel is now deserted. Years ago it hosted some of the wealthiest people in America and was high class all the way. Built by mining concerns in 1921it rolled along in the good times, but dwindled in stature as the mines and the local economy soured. The...more
Bob Dylan was purported to be an average student at Hibbing High School. He played in a few bands, wrote some poetry got mostly B's and C's in his classes and was likely suspected to be the guy that drifted from memory. Bob entered the University of Minnesota, studied for a year in Minneapolis and then became a legend in Greenwich Village, New York...more
Guest author Jen (Craic):zrim asked me to write something about The Great Bob. Because I was looking for pics of this very house! when I came upon VT. Why was I looking? Because I have a passion for that man. Nothing more or less than a passion. The first record I ever bought was The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan. The last cd I bought was Love And Theft....more
If vintage buses are your cup of tea, don't bypass the Greyhound Bus Museum. This baby looks like it is circa 1965. I can remember riding a bus very much like this to visit grandma and grandpa way up in northern Wisconsin. I swore off buses for good in 1989 after sitting down on a wad of gum deposited on my seat by the brat in the seat behind me....more
The world famous Greyhound Bus Line was started in Hibbing, Minnesota. Interesting fact, but why in the world would Greyhound have originated in the middle of nowhere northern Minnesota? As with everything else in this town, the answer lies in the history of the mines.By and large the first miners were immigrants. Not only were they immigrants but...more
This photo shows the corner of Second Street and Lincoln as it appears today. Eighty-five years ago this location was in the center of town. Let me explain.Hibbing was a mining boom town in the early twentieth century. Immigrants from places such as Finland, Sovenia and Croatia flocked to northern Minnesota because relatively high paying jobs were...more
2125 4th Avenue East, Hibbing, Minnesota, 55746, United States
Good for: Couples
Hibbing Park Hotel gives you what you expect for the price. It is clean, has excellent location,...more
We went up to Hibbing for their annual swim invitational. After a three and a half hour school bus...more
The only place in town with authentic Italian cuisine from scratch: Pasta Aglio e Olio, Alfredo, Carbonara, and traditional Sugo. Gourmet pizzas served on a crispy thin crust (the only pizza blanca in town, also). Daily lunch specials and from-scratch soups. Grilled steaks, kabobs, and broiled walleye usually available. Italian wine selection. Also- some strange treats like Olivinos- black olives stuffed with salsa and cheese. For desert- gelato made in-house. Go to Amelia's to relax in the small, quiet restaurant. Check out the patio in the summer.
Favorite Dish: Appetizer: Olivinos- Breaded, fried, black olives stuffed with salsa and cheese. Sounds strange, but they are amazing!
Main Course: "Blanco" Pizza w/ asparagus or Spaghetti Carbonara for a more hearty meal. Both are the best (or the only available) of their dish in town! Carbonara is very rich and is the perfect balance of creamy and smoky prosciutto. The blanco pizza is light and crispy. Perfect amount of basil, oregano, garlic, and cheese.
Desert: Mango Gelato- really intense flavor, creamy gelato.
Favorite thing: The times change even in Hibbing. This street scene looks little different than it would have in 1953, but the times are different. People no longer have their union jobs. Companies no longer provide lifetime employment. People in Hibbing have to scramble for their daily bread and many have given up to look for greener pastures in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The street scene looks the same, but no longer can people do all their shopping up and down the main drag. Malls have replaced the mom and pop clothing stores, the local hardware stores, the shoe stores and the record shops. What's left is nick-nack shops, insurance offices and a lawyer or two. Progress?