Ely Arts & Heritage Center

Located within the historic Pioneer Mine complex, owned by the City of Ely, it is a popular place for learning about the history of the Ely area and the many mines which were located along what has now become Miners Lake. Miners Lake was formed when the last underground mine was closed in 1967 and the pumps were shut off, allowing the water to rise.

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Latitude: 47.911559 Longitude: -91.86124 Elevation: 1395 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Anne Swenson

Seasons Open

Spring through Fall

Eco-Friendly Notes

Miners Lake is now a designated Trout lake and is stocked by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A trout license is required to fish therein.

Pet Friendly Notes

Miners Lake is surrounded by the Trezona Trail, a walking trai which covers 3.65 miles.


The Ely Arts and Heritage Center is a great place to visit and learn about the history of the area. There are also art shows and classes held there.

Claire Taylor, 3/18/2015

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