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Dorothy Molter Museum

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Address: Ely, MN
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Very interesting stop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dmz789
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank eh40591
Summerfield, Florida
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Beryl S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our grand-kids enjoyed this place and their "camp stopyourbellyaccking" . Very knowledgable staff. ..

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Thank markmatcom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curious after we had sampled a bottle of Dorothy's root beer in town we stopped by to check things out. The guide was very knowledgeable. it didn't take long to learn about Dorothy and tour the cabins and paths but it was a very interesting piece of BWCA history more should learn about.

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Thank Jessica L
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This will probably only take you about 30 min to see but it's an interesting little exhibit - would recommend to something passing through

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Thank Stephanie P
Rochester, Minnesota
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum! Dorothy was an amazing lady. Guide was friendly and engaging, and root beer is good too.

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Thank Cate N
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This museum provides a view of life that most of us have never experienced. I think it is a GREAT experience for anyone who loves the Boundary Water Wilderness.

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Thank William K
Eagan, Minnesota
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74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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

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