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“Interesting, informative, interactive - easily worth 2-3 hours”

Forest History Center
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 11, 2008

The aura of the northwoods is well represented here. We're not usually ones for the in-your-face interpretive guides, but the logging camp had just the right mix of self-guidance and interpretation. The "loggers" were engaging, and full of information. The more formal visitors center has some really top-notch exhibits.

Our 8 and 14-year olds were pleasantly entertained

Allow an hour for the logging camp, and an hour for the visitors center (including gift shop). The highlight of the trip was supposed to be the rickety climb up the fire-tower, but it closes at 4:30 - we got halfway up when we received the bad news.

We did not visit the barge, or take the more extensive hikes.

3  Thank BlueLew3
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