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Had to try the rootbeer, of course

We pulled in on a whim without knowing much about Dorothy Molter. What an interesting woman! And... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nina H
Unforgettable Dorothy

I didn't know about this woman until I visited this wonderful museum built around the very cabin... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
AwakenEarly
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“root beer” (44 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled in on a whim without knowing much about Dorothy Molter. What an interesting woman! And of course we bought some root beer.

Thank Nina H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I didn't know about this woman until I visited this wonderful museum built around the very cabin she lived in out in the middle of the BWCA. The film that starts the tour is vivid and very moving, and then the cabin itself is a...More

Thank AwakenEarly
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you like the "lore of the North" you'll love the Root Beer Lady's museum. Sometimes I think I would have made a good Root Beer Lady! Definitely a must see if you're in or going through Ely.

Thank red728
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I probably enjoyed this more than the kids (teenagers) but even the museum managed to hold their attention for an hour, the adjacent trails were nice because they walked the trails and I spent a little extra time at the museum

Thank SunnieBunnieNest
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Has a very ineresting history of one of the last people to live in the boundary waters canoe area. One outstanding woman!!

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Our daughter loves the history and story of Dorothy. We've gone several times and always seem to discover or learn something new every time. Must try the roo tbeer!

Thank jenharrigan64
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The place introduces the woman that lived alone in wilderness. If you're new to the area, it would be a great start to visit the museum. Guided tour is included and is a must to get more information.

Thank Yaroslav P
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This relatively small museum (consisting of a gift shop/exhibit area and two log cabins) is a real treat. It shows how a single woman lived for years all by herself in the remote areas of the Boundary Waters (before and after it was designated as...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I were in the area for the day. We were new to the area and were looking for ways to spend the day. We saw advertisements for the Dorothy Molter Museum and decided to stop by. We had just returned from the...More

Thank henryonatrip
Reviewed 12 September 2016

For as long as we had been going to Ely, we finally made the time to go to this museum. I am so glad we did! This woman's history and story is so enlightening. I am glad we were able to see and feel the...More

Thank Brenda B
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