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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Great root beer, ok museum

Dorothy is a very well know figure up in this area so it is nice to learn more. The museum has... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Wausau, Wisconsin
fascinating woman

The museum is interesting in that it tells the story of an amazing woman. The museum captures her... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Joan M
Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 26 June 2017

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 24 June 2017 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
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We pulled in on a whim without knowing much about Dorothy Molter. What an interesting woman! And of course we bought some root beer.

Thank artsynina
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I didn't know about this woman until I visited this wonderful museum built around the very cabin she lived in out in the middle of the BWCA. The film that starts the tour is vivid and very moving, and then the cabin itself is a...More

Thank AwakenEarly
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you like the "lore of the North" you'll love the Root Beer Lady's museum. Sometimes I think I would have made a good Root Beer Lady! Definitely a must see if you're in or going through Ely.

Thank red728
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