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North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

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7136 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615
+1 218-663-7050
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Stopped On Our Way Through

A neat little museum about fishing history on the North shore. Costs $3 for adults, $1 for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ShannaS8
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Got a Couple Hours Around Grand Marais?

The N. Shore Commercial Fishing Museum in Tofte, MN, (just south of Grand Marais) is more... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
Ron A
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Brooklyn, Iowa
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7136 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A neat little museum about fishing history on the North shore. Costs $3 for adults, $1 for children. If you have kids, pick up the free "passport to history." Each historical spot along the North shore will put a stamp in the passport, and then...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

The N. Shore Commercial Fishing Museum in Tofte, MN, (just south of Grand Marais) is more interesting then one first would think. The Museum offers many pictures and info about the whole fishing industry back in the late 1980's and also the communities and boats...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

If you are interested in how the North Shore was settled by European immigrants with a focus being fishing, you will enjoy the diligent display and accompanying stories. The museum is run by people who have grown up in the area; mirroring the realness of...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We were camping in the area, and our plans to hike got thwarted by the rain. We decided on a whim to stop here. I knew so little about the north shore's fishing and maritime history, and I learned a lot! There's a lot packed...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

This is not a big building, but they sure know how to make use of the inside with lots of history and details. Good photos and old fishing items. Plenty of free pamphlets to take with you to read later. We wish we had planned...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Interesting information . Enjoyed it . Thanks for such lost treasures . Well worth a visit if passing by.

1  Thank Jason M
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were staying at Bluefin Bay and stumbled across this museum while walking around the resort. My husband and I spent a little over an hour there and read almost everything there was to read there, looked at every picture and inspected every knick knack...More

1  Thank amk1081
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Nice little place, well kept and attended. Lots of interesting photos and some real boats that have fished the big lake. It was a $3 donation to stop in and well worth it. I'm glad we did. We also took a lovely evening cruise out...More

1  Thank MollyAW1234
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Very interesting little museum. Tells of the life of the early commercial fisherman who settled the shore. Lots of neat artifacts from years gone by.

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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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