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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Educational, informative, all-ages family fun.

A must-stop when visiting Grand Rapids! Interesting history and logging camp re-enactment. Check... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2016
Janelle H
via mobile
Great resturant

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was excellent although a little spendy, well worth the... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Richard S
Grand Rapids, 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 Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin, climb a 100-foot fire tower and explore the site's self-guided trails.
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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A must-stop when visiting Grand Rapids! Interesting history and logging camp re-enactment. Check out their great list of year-round events, too. You'll be visiting more than once!

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was excellent although a little spendy, well worth the price, best steaks in town. Will return again.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was a great place to go learn about the local communities heritage, and learn about local nature. My kiddos had a great time, and my husband and myself learned a lot as well!

Thank 953sheenar
Reviewed March 16, 2016

We went with our young teens here, they had been here before on field trips, but this was our first trip as a family. We were there for their 'pie celebration' and it was great! We enjoyed the food, the history, and hiking around the...More

2  Thank Madrigal720
Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is a great place to bring your family. All the employees kept to their historical parts. We love the horses. There are activities for children too. The singing is authentic.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Climb the 10-story fire tower for a bit of a thrill and great view. Step back in time and imagine braving the winters as logger or a kitchen 'cook-ie', and then wander on winding wooded trails through the trees. I love historical 're-enactments' so this...More

Thank Raball
Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stopped here on a road trip and it ended up being one of our favorite stops. We have kids ages 11 and 13 and both loved the interactive history and climbing the fire tower.

Thank SimonFamily476
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything was presented by people in period costumes and very up close and personal experience. Very comprehensive tour and informative.

Thank kc4ness
Reviewed September 12, 2015

I learned so much about logging and forestry than I thought possible. The living history part of the center is great. The actors are great and answered everyone's questions. The work horses were great to see in action. The displays in the visitor center were...More

Thank Lucinda S
Reviewed September 1, 2015

A must to go to if you are vacationing here or live here. Interesting tour and lots of history of the are. Kids love it, as some are events hands on.

Thank twins130
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