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Address: Ely, MN
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Dorothy was a wonderful person....

Interesting & informative tour of a marvelous woman making everyone else's life better. The tour is worth waiting for. The root beer is delicious. Can not go wrong stopping here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Larry L
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Interesting & informative tour of a marvelous woman making everyone else's life better. The tour is worth waiting for. The root beer is delicious. Can not go wrong stopping here.

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Thank Larry L
Minneapolis
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here, didn't know what to expect but found the cabins and history about Dorothy to be extremely interesting. Allow an hour or so.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from this museum since I didn't know much about Dorothy Molter besides that she made rootbeer. It was interesting to step back into her cabin and see her life and read about how she survived the winters in the BWCA. Talk about strong and smart woman. The kids enjoyed running around the trail. Feel... More 

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Thank C S
Waco, Texas
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was a very interesting tour. The guide was a personal friend of Dorothy's and told wonderful stories. The museum is small, but packed with information. I'm glad we went.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I rated this poor not because of the buildings or the effort to keep Dorothy Molters legacy going, but because the Root Beer being sold all over town etc, isn't her original recipe and tastes horrible. Dorothy would have never used High Fructose Corn Syrup! I was excited to taste the root beer I heard so much about, my first... More 

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1 Thank KathFW
Cokato, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledge able about the life of Dorothy Molter. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank Miranda B
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I am so glad we visited the Dorothy Molter museum. We had a wonderful guide who knew a lot about the life of this amazing courageous woman. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase root beer and other souvenirs. I purchased a a nice coffee table book called Dorothy Molter the root beer lady. Recommend this museum... More 

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2 Thank mary c
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Its a bit overpriced. You can see everything when you walk into the gift shop, except for the inside of the cabin. Save your money to buy root beer to take home. The root beer is very good.

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Ironwood, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Dorothy was quite an adventurous woman who lived much of her life alone in the Boundary Waters area. The museum has told her story well and preserved 3 of her buildings.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being a Minnesota transplant I didn't know much about Dorothy Molter. It was fun to go through the cabin and learn about Dorothy's life. We did not take the tour (which costs money) I have heard the tour gives you much more of an appreciation for Dorothy's story. Our nine year old daughter loved the root beer even though it... More 

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