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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Super cool!

This is a super cool place right here if you come at the right time! When they have all the actors... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Bill S
Great place to visit

Great place to visit, learn about the area history. Great actors, Nice that you can also do... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Sarah P
Brooklyn Center, 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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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a super cool place right here if you come at the right time! When they have all the actors their playing the part of old time loggers and such you'll have a blast! And by god climb the fire tower you've never seen...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great place to visit, learn about the area history. Great actors, Nice that you can also do things that they are showing you. Very relaxed environment. Not super busy that you can't see or move around. Noticed that they had a lot of events you...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The actors do a great job of recreating what life was like back at the turn of the century. Manual labor and skill were the key to survival.

Thank zippy101
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We are there during maple syrup days and got to visit a family "sugar bush" farm that collects sap and makes and sells its own maple syrup. Great to learn about it. The inside of the history center was okay, fire movie a bit cheesy...More

Thank pickygirlie
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great for kids any age the Halloween walk was very kid friendly and was very cool they have food and more

Thank Cortnee_Speckel
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A very naturalistic and historic review of our past in the Northland. Logging enthusiasts and historians will enjoy the visit. The guides were wonderful and the experience was educational. We even walked to the top of the fire tower.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We as a group really enjoyed the tour. The speakers were so go and enjoyed listening to them. Would go back again.

Thank carnut113
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Love spending time at the Forest History Center. Great collection of historical artifacts and stories about forests of this part of the world and the logging industry/way of life. Great living history logging camp in the wooded area on the grounds. Christmas tree lighting in...More

Thank jamespcol
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had seen the Forest History Center on Public Television a few years ago and finally got there. It was well worth the trip. They have recreated a 1900 logging camp with interpretive guides who know their stuff. We had a great time, got to...More

Thank OliverandLisa
Reviewed 30 August 2016

While back up in Minnesota visiting relatives we took them & our kids to the Forest History Center. We had been to other Minnesota History sites down by the Cities so I expected it to be good, but I was blown away with what a...More

Thank JessPem
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Adele G
Can you climb the tower in the winter?
28 February 2017|
Response from carnut113 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't.