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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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A little walking in the wilderness and live and living examples of what life was like 100 years ago.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donald C
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
better than i thought

toured the grounds with a teacher while he described the history, plants, bugs, and animals. The... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Robert L
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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...more
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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
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+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little walking in the wilderness and live and living examples of what life was like 100 years ago.

Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

toured the grounds with a teacher while he described the history, plants, bugs, and animals. The tour took about an hour and you can wander around afterwords.

Thank Robert L
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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

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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Reviewed 31 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
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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
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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
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