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Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum

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Elegant museum with a powerful message

This museum was one of the highlights of my visit to the Ely area in far-northeast Minnesota. It... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Sara M
Springfield, Oregon
Finally got to visit the Bois Forte Heritage Museum!

Having lived in this area all of my life, it was wonderful to learn more about the real history of... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

This museum was one of the highlights of my visit to the Ely area in far-northeast Minnesota. It tells the story of past and present indigenous inhabitants of the area, the Bois Forte band of the Ojibway. It's a modern, classy museum with clean lines,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sara M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Having lived in this area all of my life, it was wonderful to learn more about the real history of this area. The displays are really great; especially impressive is the representation of military participation. The only flaw in the whole visit is that the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

A small admission fee and there are some discounts gets you in to this very well done museum full of Native American history in this area. They have a nice gift shop and a huge selection of beads to make your own bead work. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Hidden on the shores of Lake Vermilion behind the casino is this educational gem. I go often to see the different displays of native american culture. A very knowledgeable staff tops it off

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dave I
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Small but nice museum that explains the history of the Ojibwa tribe that is from there. Worth a short visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

was good to learn a little more history of the area and the culture. Displays were very interesting and well put together.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Heritage Center was interesting but it was not what I was expecting. It was hard for my younger kids not to touch a lot of the items. My one complaint is that it was a little difficult to find so if you go...go to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Miranda B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The displays included many examples of Ojibwe beadwork and culture. It also so two walls of photos of members of the Bois Forte Band who have served in the military.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Marcy W
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