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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ely
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lebanon, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

She was a REAL women! One who could sling a motor over her shoulder and hike to the next lake. Love hearing all about!

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Minneapolis, MN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Man, was she tough! They re-built the cabin she actually lived in for over 50 years. The tour guide was great very funny and knowledgeable.

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st paul, mn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

we went after labor day, they did not post the new sunday hours on the big sign, but when we went back there was a small sign around the corner on the door. dissappointing. would have loved to see the whole thing. really nice how it is set in the trees.

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Andover, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

You can't beat the root beer and it's a quintesential BWCA experience!! The museum gives you a true look into what it looks like to TRULY live in the wilderness and the woman who did it! You can also see pictures of Julia Roberts at age 17 when she and her youth group visited Dorothy's cabin! Make sure to watch... More

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houston, tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We are first time visitors to Ely and stopped by this wonderful site after our first canoe trip on the Boundary Waters. We were captivated by the story of Dorothy and her life on a remote island. The three ladies who were working were very friendly, and we especially enjoyed listening to our tour guide who was a personal friend... More

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Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It's second best to see old Dorothy's historic cabin pulled out of the BWCA where it was an institution as a kid. But still good to know its being preserved for future kids to hear the tale

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