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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Fun Family stop

Visit a recreation of an old logging camp. There's a lot of activities going and it's a great stop... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
More than just the logging camp!

It was nice to have options for families - special events, the logging camp tours, programs for... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
14 May 2017
“Super cool!”
14 Apr 2017
“Great place to visit”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Visit a recreation of an old logging camp. There's a lot of activities going and it's a great stop for anyone.

Thank Yeschick
Reviewed 21 April 2015

It was nice to have options for families - special events, the logging camp tours, programs for kids/adults alike. Nice gift shop and great trails. There are fees on top of the entrance fee for some of the special events (like dogsledding, etc.) The fire...More

3  Thank will1494
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Ok. So, after the Judy Garland museum, the kids don't dare say they are bored anymore but they are getting surly and the fishing is still poor . What to do? This is it. The museum is better than I thought it would be, the...More

Thank PatisRowe
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Travel back in time to a lumber camp near the turn of the century. We learned so much from this tour of the lumber camp. Guides in period clothing are very knowledgeable of the subject and have a great ability to impart this knowledge to...More

Thank downrigger1
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We decided to add the Forest History Museum to our schedule at the last minute. It ended up being one of the highlights of our already fabulous Minnesota vacation. Our kids (10 and 13) loved it - especially getting to try their hand at running...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a great time visiting the logging camp, the history center is fantastic and they always have special events. Don't miss this when you are in town.

Thank SRJ_GrandRapids
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We enjoy visiting to get some hands on fun, and learn about the local history. Many fun activities for adults and children alike.

Thank Sheena R
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Our family went over MEA weekend and we reached later than expected. We had originally planned for 3 hours but got there about 4 pm. With less than an hour to closing, we skipped the building and headed directly to the camp area. We expected...More

Thank MplsParent
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is just wonderful. A large group of us just visited the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, MN. They are closed for the season, but because we had two full motor coaches they opened for us. How Great!! I have visited many history...More

Thank MNGal66
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Nice clean well put together presentation greets you as you enter, with well informed staff to assist you, plenty of information of area and the forest. Enjoyed our visit there.

Thank mercer e
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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.