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Forest History Center

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Brings History of the Area Alive

The Forest History Center tour brings the history of the area alive. Taking the tour, or just... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Lorraine H
Phoenix, Arizona
tour makes history come alive

Our group visited the museum recently. We had so many people interested in a tour that the guides... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Steven S
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Discover the past, present and future of Minnesota's forests through guided tours of a 1900s era logging camp and hands-on environmental learning programs. Board the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack, take a seat on the porch of a 1930s...more
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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Forest History Center tour brings the history of the area alive. Taking the tour, or just wandering through the logging camp is educational and informative. There are options for all ability levels, including the ability to climb a fire tower, handicap access to all...More

1  Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Our group visited the museum recently. We had so many people interested in a tour that the guides had to split us into three groups. One guide did some explanation of the logging camp at the visitor center. Then she led us down to the...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great place to visit. We were really glad we decided to go to the Forest History Center with our family. You can look around inside at displays about the logging industry and things produced from logging production. The Logging Camp Tour is a must.

Thank pumpkinseed2017
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip! Discounts for seniors, there are options for the handicapped. Authentic production from years ago and they do include children of the audience. You will be walking, but, there are benches to sit on along the way. We spent one half of...More

Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour . People that do the tour do it authentically. Make sure you watch the films there too .

Thank James99946
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Great recreation of a lumberjack logging camp about 1920. Really find out how people lived and worked here. Make us realize how easy we have it now because of these people who built US. Really worth time. Only thing is small children may be upset...More

Thank 37sidneym
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This living history center provides a look at life in a North Woods logging camp in the early 1900s. There are multimedia presentations about logging, rafting logs down river, and about an historic fire which destroyed much of Minnesota's forests back in the 1930s. Guided...More

Thank David H
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The staff was friendly and entertaining. Interesting history of logging camps which in the early 1900's were prevelant in many areas of northern Minnesota.

Thank TravelloverMn
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Enjoyed learning about the logging industry in the north woods. Would highly recommend this experience.

Thank PaulieGirl2013
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a village of 1900 for Loggers. See the bunk house, kitchen, general store, black smith shop and more. See what it was like to be a lumberjack in the winter time. Also climb the fire tower and see Minnesota from above.

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