Our visit had to be the speed tour, we arrived at 4:30 p.m. and the park closes at 5! We quickly looked through the main visitor center at the dioramas and cultural exhibits upstairs (nicely done) we scurried across the street to the fort area where you can wander through the large home on the grounds. Inside you will see a kitchen with costumed guides who will describe how life was at the fort, show you some food that was prepared right on the grounds, or let you smell a sample of perfume that was made from the scent glands of a beaver. ..No kidding and it actually smelled good! The main dining hall is very impressive with lots of displays containing authentic dishware, animal skins, hats made from beaver fur, and the guides will explain how the fur is combed to make the hats. The grounds don't contain many buildings, but considering this is a free site, you will definitely get more than what you pay for. Behind the grounds is a large pier jetting out into Lake Superior. A lovely view of the lake before you head on down the road.