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I had seen a story about this woman on TV. It was great to get more information about how she lived... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pamela T
Orland Park, United States
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We stumbled upon this museum by accident on a short stay in Ely. It is a "must see". Our tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Owatonna, MN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had seen a story about this woman on TV. It was great to get more information about how she lived and shared her root beer with everyone. It did not take long to visit & we loved the root beer we bought at the...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this museum by accident on a short stay in Ely. It is a "must see". Our tour guide was very well prepared and gave us a lot of information about Dorothy Molter. She was a strong woman. Plan on an hour and...More

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 1 week ago

Molter's museum is a fascinating stop and should not be missed by anyone who paddled "back in the day" - but just as interesting to those who have never paddled the BWCA.

Thank jih45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dorothy is a very well know figure up in this area so it is nice to learn more. The museum has some stuff and the 2 buildings outside are nicely done. however unless you really want to know more about Dorothy and it's worth the...More

Thank twlr407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is interesting in that it tells the story of an amazing woman. The museum captures her humor and her talents. It is a small area, yet informative. There is time for the root beer drink

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's only $6.50 to get in - so that's not it. It's a good glimpse at an era and gives people an okay look at life on the lake back then. She was an admirable and hardworking lady, so I sincerely wish I was more...More

Thank Buskahhh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned a lot about Dorothy Molter who seems to be an iconic symbol of the Boundary Waters! Amazing woman who's story is well told at this museum!

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the last person to "live" in the BWCA after 1978 when the Wilderness Act was set in motion, learn about one of the characters that made a life in the woods. If you ever went to camp in the mid-west, look closely for a...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear the story of Dorothy Molter who lived in the boundary waters as it became a wilderness area. She was a strong woman who was capable and industrious. I always enjoy hearing about successful, independent women. Her cabin is here with other artifacts....More

Thank twintipbunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was pretty cool seeing how Dorthy managed to live in the BWCA. It would have been cool to travel there and a have a root beer with her.

Thank Kory J
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