Virginia (Minnesota)

Virginia is a city in Minnesota.


Virginia, "The Queen City of the North," is in St. Louis County on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. Recently, Virginia gained notoriety as the city in which the movie "North Country" was filmed.

Get in

Take I-35 North from Minneapolis to Duluth, then US 53 North from Duluth.

Take US 53 South from International Falls, or North from Duluth.

Take US 169 North from Hibbing.


The Loon In the summer, Virginia sets a large fiberglass loon (Minnesota's state bird) afloat on Silver Lake, in the middle of town.

Mineview in the Sky A scenic overlook that features a huge mining truck, a visitor's center and gift shop, and a playground. The Mineview offers a view on the entire city.


trails is located 4 miles north of town. Sights along the highway include glacier-scraped granite hill-tops and vestiges of taconite mining operations. A Laurentian Divide geological marker is found about a mile north of the trailhead, near where MN 169 turns toward Ely while US 53 heads for Britt, Cook, Orr, and International Falls.




Go next

Routes through Virginia

END International Falls  N  S  Hermantown Duluth
END  N  S  Hibbing Grand Rapids
Ely Tower  N  S  END

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