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Dorothy Molter Cabin

Ely, MN
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Ely
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Former home of the last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Dorothy was a legend in the BWCA. Anyone who loves the Northland should stop by and find out more about how she lived her life. The guided tour is a must... you'll learn much more than a walk through.

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Rochester, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love the story of Dorothy Molter that is so perfectly told with the reconstruction of her cabins at the museum. I loved seeing her Christmas decorations, signs, and her old snowmobiles.

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Aurora, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very informative a part of history and endurance and backwoods service to others which was recognized by the USFS

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Dorothy Molter Museum is exactly what you would expect of a small town museum dedicated to a woman who anyone outside of the area has never heard of. That being said, the story of this woman’s life is compelling. She lived most of her life in the middle of the woods by herself. Despite nature and the Federal Government... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I have been to the Dorothy Molter Museum probably 4 or 5 times. Each visit offers a new experience, not to mention you can't beat the delicious Kwitcherbeliakin root beer. This woman was an amazing person and truly loved the area as God created it.

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Rio Grande City, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Dorothy Molter, aka "the root beer lady" was known to make her own brew after coming here from Chicago. The museum and information is interesting and not boring. Makes you wanna drink more root beer afterwards. Easy to find in Ely.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I loved visiting the Dorothy Molter Cabin and Museum...what an independent woman Dorothy was...such a great role model for us all. It is not everyone who can live their life just how they desired but Dorothy did. My companion has visited the Boundary Waters often and knew the story of Dorothy and knew that I would enjoy the museum. He... More

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