We have visited several times since the beginning and it only gets better with time. A genuine interpretation of the tall timber days in Northern Minnesota.
Having come from a family of Great Northwoods Loggers (my grandfather and great-grandfather were "river pigs", aka "river rats") on the Bigfork River, the Forest History Center provides an excellent look into the past for anyone interested in the legacy of Northern Minnesota. I enjoyed spending time in the Cook Shack, the cabins, and checking out the Wannigan. It really... More
This is a great interactive experience for families. It's run by the Minnesota Historical Society and is very well put together. We were greeted on the patio by a game of Tree Ring Jeopardy which the kids loved! The exhibits inside are very educational in a fun way. Outside you walk along the wooded path to a replica logging camp.... More
We spent over 3 hours touring the logging camp. We truly enjoyed visiting with the "cast of characters" and learning about life in a logging camp. They have done such a tremendous job in making this interesting and pleasant. Would definitely recommend.
I promised my dad I would take him to the FHS for Father's Day. We went on a Saturday in July, brought lunch to eat beforehand in the picnic area. The interpretive center was excellent, like a mini-museum. We didn't participate in any of the classes but took the tour to the recreated logging camp. There's discounts for Seniors ($7.00)... More
The people do a great job and people who like history will love it. Workers dress and are always in character like Disney. They have special events for kids from time to time and unique experiences
This place is terrific. It includes a full-scale replica of a logging camp, circa 1900, along with an excellent and educational visitor's center. Learn all about the history of the North Woods!
really enjoyed climbing the fire tower and learning from the camp cookie, backsmith and store hands. It outpaced my expectations. Very pretty grounds for walking too. A Grand Rapids must see.
It's been a while since I was here, but it was a great experience. We took our students from school there for a field trip and it was very well organized and run. The kids had a blast and learned a lot.
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