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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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My wife and I stopped here this September and enjoyed the afternoon. It was a beautiful day to be... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
New York Mills, MN, United States
Terrible Hours

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

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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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 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

Thank BluegooseTraveler
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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Forest History Ctr brings you back to the busiest time for logging in Minnesota, 1900. Stepping back in time, the people of the camp guide you through the everyday life of a lumberjack and the of members of the camp. The 1 1/2 hour...More

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was very interesting. The tour was wonderful. The people leading the tour were knowledgeable and fun. They were able to keep the children interested. They answered all of or questions. It was will worth our time & I would stopagain. They helped us to...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on a short day trip from our lake place. It was a really neat experience. I'd highly recommend taking the tour which run about 1-1/2 hours. You will learn all about the life of a lumberjack, how they lived and even get...More

Thank Sarah H
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Adele G
28 February 2017|
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