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Dorothy Molter Museum

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Address: Ely, MN
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Stop and visit if you enjoy local history and the people of the area

My wife and I were in the area for the day. We were new to the area and were looking for ways to spend the day. We saw advertisements for the Dorothy Molter Museum and decided to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
henryonatrip
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Daly City
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Daly City
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the area for the day. We were new to the area and were looking for ways to spend the day. We saw advertisements for the Dorothy Molter Museum and decided to stop by. We had just returned from the wolf center up the road where we didn’t see a single wolf during our visit... More 

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Clearwater Beac
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For as long as we had been going to Ely, we finally made the time to go to this museum. I am so glad we did! This woman's history and story is so enlightening. I am glad we were able to see and feel the spirit of Dorothy in the exhibits and the narratives. I definitely recommend. It is a... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This certainly has local flavor, but Dorothy was an amazing woman and I brought my family to see the museum and to learn of her history and a bit of Minnesota Conservation History. I have read and shared my book on Dorothy and my family very much enjoyed the tour (hats off to Jess) and the rebuilt cabins.

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Thank poskoog
Washburn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have read the books on the "Root Beer Lady" of the BWCA Great tour and seeing her cabin's and the video of her.

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Thank dusty1212
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step back into time and see how a woman lives and thrives in a rustic cabin, getting her own water, making her own foods and living secluded!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Ely, make time to visit the museum and go on the guided tour! For $6.50, this is a great value for an interesting history lesson about the last resident to live in the BWCA. It will be well worth your time.

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Thank KentBert
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I had no idea who this lady was when we stopped in. She was a very interesting lady and was presented in an excellent way. If you love history , antiques , and a good story, you must stop in. There was a guided tour we did not go in , but imagine that would of made it even better.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a great stop for history buffs and families. Interesting to learn about Dorothy and her life in the Boundary Waters. Nice nature trail that we were able to take our dog on. Loved the canoe paddle fence!

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Thank Prairie_Walker
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This was an interesting place to visit, but really isn't much of a museum. There are a couple cabins that have some of her belongings, but that is about it. It doesn't take long to see everything. Had I ever heard of her prior to this trip, it might have been more interesting to me. She was a pretty amazingly... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Great place to visit to find out more about this great lady of Minnesota hostory. She was quite a character and mre interesting since we had read her books.

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