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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Much more interesting than we thought it would be, catch it when the actors are there.

We went here when rained out on a camping trip. It was actually a really nice surprise. The staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ruth V
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A little walking in the wilderness and live and living examples of what life was like 100 years ago.

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Donald C
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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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.
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“logging camp” (32 reviews)
“fire tower” (13 reviews)
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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
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+1 218-327-4482
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"logging industry"
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"hiking trails"
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"turn of the century"
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"camp buildings"
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"draft horses"
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"main building"
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"two hours"
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"nice job"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here when rained out on a camping trip. It was actually a really nice surprise. The staff was in costume and played their roles nicely, they were really a lot of fun. My husband conceded that it was much more interesting than he...More

Thank Ruth V
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A little walking in the wilderness and live and living examples of what life was like 100 years ago.

Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

toured the grounds with a teacher while he described the history, plants, bugs, and animals. The tour took about an hour and you can wander around afterwords.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

My wife and I stopped here this September and enjoyed the afternoon. It was a beautiful day to be outside in Grand Rapids. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The details of the logging industry and the people that lived the time is extensive. Very nice...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Closed more often than they are open! They are only open on Saturdays between September and Mid-June.

Thank nategreat
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Visited the Forest History Center and what a hoot. The tour was a blast from the beginning as the guide was i character from the get-go. The time is Dec 1900, and you are about to be transported back to a logging camp on the...More

Thank R J S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

If you live in Minnesota, you have probably been to several logging museums. My husband was more interested in a tour than I was, but I was pleasantly surprised by the tour guides, who were in character, and the the camp itself. The guides were...More

Thank Whereto51
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a long shot, but trip advisor didn't steer me wrong. The interactive lumber camp was great. Not just a recreation but filled with specific items that made it real. Socks hanging over the stove to dry, food cooking on the stove and the...More

Thank R6371HJsusans
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I enjoy history tours and have been on many but this was superior to most. My 84 year old dad and I climbed the 100 foot forest fire tour and got practically a private tour of the place. Folks were so kind and knowledgeable and...More

Thank souldancer2
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We stopped to visit the center and were totally amazed how great it was. They had a tall tower like fire spotters use to climb which we didn't get to we ran out of time. They have a guided tour through time back to the...More

Thank Karen M M
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