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North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

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An interesting small museum that is good for children as well as adults. Many historical items and... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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A neat little museum about fishing history on the North shore. Costs $3 for adults, $1 for... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Platteville, Wisconsin
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7136 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615-8615
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

An interesting small museum that is good for children as well as adults. Many historical items and details. $3 entrance fee for adults

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A neat little museum about fishing history on the North shore. Costs $3 for adults, $1 for children. If you have kids, pick up the free "passport to history." Each historical spot along the North shore will put a stamp in the passport, and then...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ShannaS8
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The N. Shore Commercial Fishing Museum in Tofte, MN, (just south of Grand Marais) is more interesting then one first would think. The Museum offers many pictures and info about the whole fishing industry back in the late 1980's and also the communities and boats...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are interested in how the North Shore was settled by European immigrants with a focus being fishing, you will enjoy the diligent display and accompanying stories. The museum is run by people who have grown up in the area; mirroring the realness of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were camping in the area, and our plans to hike got thwarted by the rain. We decided on a whim to stop here. I knew so little about the north shore's fishing and maritime history, and I learned a lot! There's a lot packed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Winslow5289
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is not a big building, but they sure know how to make use of the inside with lots of history and details. Good photos and old fishing items. Plenty of free pamphlets to take with you to read later. We wish we had planned...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Carl W
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting information . Enjoyed it . Thanks for such lost treasures . Well worth a visit if passing by.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jasonmX9507IP
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were staying at Bluefin Bay and stumbled across this museum while walking around the resort. My husband and I spent a little over an hour there and read almost everything there was to read there, looked at every picture and inspected every knick knack...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank amk1081
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice little place, well kept and attended. Lots of interesting photos and some real boats that have fished the big lake. It was a $3 donation to stop in and well worth it. I'm glad we did. We also took a lovely evening cruise out...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MollyAW1234
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very interesting little museum. Tells of the life of the early commercial fisherman who settled the shore. Lots of neat artifacts from years gone by.

Date of experience: July 2016
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