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Menor's Ferry Historical Trail

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Hiking trail for beginners.
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We happened upon this old ferry on another trip to Dornan's and it was a short and very fascinating trip across the river and up to the historical cabin on the opposite bank. The cabin has old-time gifts, a few displays, and free cookies baked on site in an ancient stove if you get there early enough. Check ahead for... More

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Baltimore, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I would have given this area a "5" but unfortunately the Historical Ferry was not working - I was excited to ride it across the river! But, I still had an excellent time in this historical area. We were greeted by the gentleman working in the general store. He was so friendly and showed us fun items in the store... More

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West Valley City, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A nice little stop, with some very interesting displays and information. Ferry was not in operation but was interesting to see and read about.

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We did the afternoon ranger tour/talk at this site with our three children (13, 11, 9). Ranger Mike was excellent. He reviewed the history of the homestead, ferry, and other cabin which was moved onto the site by the second owners. Provided an interesting overview of what homesteading was like and how the park came into existence. The ferry ride... More

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Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a fun little trail near the visitor center at the south end of the park. The Snake River runs along the trail and you can catch a glimps of an old river ferry. The General store is run by the park service and staffed with volunteers. They usually have the wood burning stove going and have had ginger-molasses... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had the pleasure of walking through this historic site on a bright, sunny day. You walk a paved path towards the river and eventually come to the general store, where, to our surprise, a very friendly storekeeper awaited us. He makes cookies on the wood stove every morning, and sells a collection of period replica items--including bargain priced candies.... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a nice and interesting walk through history. The signs provide informative history of the area. Beautiful scenery.

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NJ
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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

A vital part of the early pioneer life in the Tetons was both the Snake River Ferry and the general store. Both would have been a focal point of any community prior to roads and bridges. We visited while in Grand Teton to get a feel for the human side of this magnificent natural wonder. The store is run by... More

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Melbourne - Australia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We visited the homestead that belonged to William D Menor on the Snake River. It was fascinating to look through the cabin, transport shed and finally the store and cabin. Located on the side of the river, it gives you an insight to how Marx life must have been, then just across the car park is the chapel, take the... More

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Salisbury
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

There is a small town named Moose in the Grand Teton National Park and there are two places of great interest. This one is Menor's Ferry Historical Trail - turn off the Teton Park Road one-half mile north of Moose. William D. Menor came to this area in 1894 taking up homestead beside the Snake River. He constructed a ferry... More

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