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North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

7136 West Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
(218) 663-7050
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Tofte
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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Green Valley, Arizona
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Housed in a red replica of a twin fish house in Bluefin Bay in Tofte, MN, the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum tells the story of commercial fishing on Lake Superior through artifacts, old photos, actual equipment used, and oral accounts from fishermen. Three things I liked about the museum were (1)location is right on highway 61 and easy to... More

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Grand Portage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We knew this was coming and have been looking forward to experiencing it. I't's about real life and a people strong of purpose. This homage to those who forged Tofte is the continuing of that - real life and a people strong of purpose.

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Lutsen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you are interested in the fishing families of the North Shore this is the place to go. The exhibits are good and videos very interesting. The Lake walk along the shore if Lake Superior has several interesting stops and exhibits.

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The pictures, videos, and actual objects--fishing nets, sinkers, scales, fish boxes and a real boat gave us a picture of what life was like on Lake Superior. While small, the museum was attractive to both kids and adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Before you head off of Highway 61 to enjoy the scenery, be sure to stop here to get good maps and helpful information. The representative at the information desk was VERY HELPFUL! The museum also provides some rich history on the area.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great place to learn some local history. Walking dististance from Bluefin Bay and lake walk,

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Commercial fishing was such a major part of the North Shore in the past, it is great to see a museum to address the topic. I highly encourage the stop! You will learn a great deal about an industry that has faded away, but was very important in the past! Easy stop and not huge so it won't take up... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Youi never know what you might learn there! BFB guests get free admission, but you have to ask at the check-in office for passes. They don't seem to advertise it.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

simple piece of history - well excuted, worth stopping in to see how these north shore communities were established and survived

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