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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Duluth, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Don't miss this cool opportunity to step back in time and visit a place that really existed. Molter was inspirational in the simplicity of kindness she offered passersby.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved the reconstructed cabin that belonged to this unusual woman...the "Root Beer Lady." The guide who told us of Dorothy Molter's life was interesting, entertaining, and patient with our questions. We loved the actual film of her life including her root beer bottling enterprise. We stopped in at the gift shop to get some books and other gifts for... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great historical experience that couples with a visit to the cabin that was occupied Dorothy Molter until her death.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You have to acquaint yourself with the legendary Dorothy Molter who lived on the Isle of Pines and welcomed visitors to the Boundary Waters to her home. Enjoy the museum, which are her actual cabins (summer and winter) and the artifacts from them. Watch the film that will allow you to see her charming personality. But try that amazing root... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Tour back in time ,about the life and legend ot this unique woman. An original city gal from Chicago and spent the rest of her life on the islands in the Boundary Waters.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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204 reviews 204 reviews
91 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I really did not know if this museum would be worth the $6.50 admission (seniors and AAA members receive a discount making admission only $5.50), but it certainly was. I was there on a rainy day so I was the only visitor on my tour. Even though some of the exhibits are outdoors and you must walk to the cabins,... More

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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Check out the actual cabin and details of the life of Dorothy Malter at this museum. Don't miss the root beer. My 13-year old daughter loved it.

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Waterloo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

the Dorothy molter museum is the best attraction in ely. if you don't know who Dorothy is, you are in for a real treat.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

What a fabulous story! Totally worth the visit. Went with our two teenage boys! Bought more souvenirs here than anywhere else in town including an entire case of root beer!!

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Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was quite interested in where she lived and how far she had to travel to get supplies. Root Beer is GREAT

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