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Address: 7136 West Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615
Phone Number: (218) 663-7050
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Enhanced shoreline walk

Good info about the early fishing industry along Lake Superior shores. Personal stories and nice displays, including made-by-hand boat, brings an understanding of the tough life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Elkhart Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good info about the early fishing industry along Lake Superior shores. Personal stories and nice displays, including made-by-hand boat, brings an understanding of the tough life of the hardy early residents of the shoreline.

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Grand Marais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great historical treasure! Nice collection of artifacts, but what makes this worth the stop is the staff who not only provide information but fun stories as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This museum was close to the Resort and easy to access. The Resort Shuttle was offered for transport, however, we chose to walk as it is in walking distance.

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Cotton MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are interested in history or fishing this is a must. The people who were at the museum knew the locals who mad history in the area. They were full of stories and knowledge. So gled we went.

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Thank Mark1539
Green Valley, Arizona
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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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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 21, 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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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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