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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Would have liked to have met her

Wasn't sure this would be worth the time but it turned out to be a real gem--my husband even... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
A must visit when in Ely! A glimse of Ely history.

A tribute to a tough but loving woman who moved from Chicago as a young nurse to the Isle of Pines... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Mary C
Rushford, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wasn't sure this would be worth the time but it turned out to be a real gem--my husband even enjoyed getting to know Dorothy. We were advised to go to the second cabin first that introduced you to Dorothy, her life and what she meant...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

A tribute to a tough but loving woman who moved from Chicago as a young nurse to the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the US/Canadian border in the 1930's (15 miles and five portages from the...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

After having read a brief article about Dorothy at the Boy Scouts' Northern Tier High Adventure Base "sweet shop" we got to experience the museum after leaving the base. Simply: take the time to visit this little gem. Dorothy was important in the development of...More

1  Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I have been here previously in 2014 for 5 days, it was gorgeous even with a bad storm one night. This place is so beautiful. Had to return this month for another 5 days. The nature and scenery you can be right in the middle...More

Thank se71730
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Very interesting story of this lady and worth the visit to hear what she was about and how she became famous.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I had seen a story about this woman on TV. It was great to get more information about how she lived and shared her root beer with everyone. It did not take long to visit & we loved the root beer we bought at the...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We stumbled upon this museum by accident on a short stay in Ely. It is a "must see". Our tour guide was very well prepared and gave us a lot of information about Dorothy Molter. She was a strong woman. Plan on an hour and...More

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Molter's museum is a fascinating stop and should not be missed by anyone who paddled "back in the day" - but just as interesting to those who have never paddled the BWCA.

Thank jih45
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Dorothy is a very well know figure up in this area so it is nice to learn more. The museum has some stuff and the 2 buildings outside are nicely done. however unless you really want to know more about Dorothy and it's worth the...More

Thank twlr407
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The museum is interesting in that it tells the story of an amazing woman. The museum captures her humor and her talents. It is a small area, yet informative. There is time for the root beer drink

Thank Joan M
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