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. Virginia is part of the Quad Cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Mountain Iron.
Mineview in the Sky, US Hwy 53 N, ☎ +1 218 741 2344, . The Mineview opens seasonally from May through September. On a 20-story overlook, "Mineview in the Sky" offers visitors a panoramic view of the Rouchleau group of mines, one of the area's deepest mines.edit
Finntown Overlook & Park, 3rd St N. The mining canyon expands nearly three miles long, a half-mile wide and 450 feet deep. The overlook is open year-round.edit
Virginia Area Historical Society, 800 9th Ave N, ☎ +1 218 741 1136, . Located in Olcott Park, the museum complex consists of the former park superintendent's residence, a Finnish log house and a 1930s tourist cabin. Permanent exhibits depict logging and lumbering industries, Virginia's fires of 1893 and 1900 and the interurban electric railway system.edit
Land of the Loon. A festival held in Olcott Park the third week of June, the Land of the Loon features a parade, ethnic foods and dancing, and an arts and crafts fair.edit
Big Aspen Recreation Area, . This is in the Britt area about 9 miles north-west of town and is great for summer hiking and biking, and for cross-country skiing from late fall through early spring. Groomed trails, wide range of skill levels. edit
Lookout Mountain, . The trailhead for Lookout Mountain hiking and cross-country 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. edit