Tours in Ely, MN

Trezona Trail Self-guided Historic Mining Tour

Trezona Trail Self-guided Historic Mining Tour

Trezona Trail
Ely, MN 55731

It All Began With Mining Guide | Directions

Take a self guided tour along the Trezona Trail and learn about the five mines that once operated here in Ely. The "It All Began with Mining" guide provides excellent background information on each mine and the rich mining history of this area.

Tour the Arts of Ely

Tour the Arts of Ely

Multiple Locations
Ely, MN 55731

Tour the Arts of Ely Guide | Directions

View murals and sculptures located throughout the city of Ely. Noted artists include: Bill Defenbaugh, Sharon Anderson, Bob Cary, Ellen Sauer, Mike Sinesio, Elsa Maubach Jemne and many other Ely artists.

Ely Mural Walk

Ely Mural Walk

Multiple Locations
Ely, MN 55731

Ely Mural Walk Guide | Directions

Visit fifteen in-town and four out-of-town murals created by 10 different Ely artists. Some of these artistic pieces were created decades ago, beginning in 1939 with Elsa Laubach Jemne's murals in the Ely United States Post Office. Locations and details of each mural are listed in the downloadable guide.

Touring Historic Ely

Touring Historic Ely

Multiple Locations
Ely, MN 55731

Touring Historic Ely Guide | Directions

A driving tour guide of the area, starting at the Chamber office to points of interest today and the mining and lumber mill areas which initially attracted folks to the area. Visit some of Ely's oldest buildings and learn the history behind these points of interest. Several locations are on the outskirts of Ely and in neighboring, Winton MN.

Pioneer Mine Outdoor Walking Tour

Pioneer Mine Outdoor Walking Tour

401 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731

Pioneer Mine Guide | Directions

Enjoy a fun and educational outdoor walking tour of the Pioneer Mine Historical Site. The location includes the Miners Dry, Captains Dry and Shaft House facilities. Indoor tours of the Shaft House are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Tuesdays (2-5 pm) and Fridays (3-6 pm).

Tefft's 10 - Birding Tour

Tefft's 10 - Birding Tour

Multiple Locations
Ely, MN 55731

Website | Tefft's 10 Birding Guide | Directions

Bill Tefft is an avid birder and has put together a guide with his 10 favorite birding spots. Visit sites around town, on the edge of Ely and along County Road 88. To connect with Ely area birders, visit the Ely Field Naturalist website link.

Historically Rich - Historic Walking Tour

Historically Rich - Historic Walking Tour

Multiple locations
Ely, MN 55731

2017 Historic Walking Tour Guide | Directions

Learn about Ely's rich history on this fun and educational walking tour. Tour runs from June to October 1st each year. Route is approximately 1.5 miles long. To learn more about the area history, please visit the Ely - Winton History Museum on the Vermilion Community College campus (1900 E. Camp Street). The museum's winter hours are Tuesday - Friday Noon-4 pm. Summer hours are Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 4 pm.

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