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Address: 2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
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+1 218-327-4482
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Discover the past, present and future of Minnesota's forests through guided...

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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Fascinating place

They have a recreated logging camp depicting winter 1900. Tour guides are re-enactors and are very informative. The interpretive signs on the trails are very good. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

They have a recreated logging camp depicting winter 1900. Tour guides are re-enactors and are very informative. The interpretive signs on the trails are very good. Absolutely worth a visit for ages 11 and up.

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very good living history of old logging camp. Thoroughly enjoyed.Would do this again! Also a video of forestry.

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Thank SUZANNE M
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old daughter and I took the tour and also walked on many of the trails and climbed the tower. The actors on the tour were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the loggers lives. The trails were nice and we really enjoyed climbing the tower. Everyone was helpful and happy to answer your questions.

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Thank Heather H
Eagan, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stopped at the Forest History Center while driving from Bemidji to Duluth knowing nothing more than it was a good halfway stopping point and would be free with our MN History Society membership. Turns out, it was a wonderful stop and one of my husband's favorite things we did on our summer vacation. All MN history locations have great... More 

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Saint Charles, Minnesota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. You get a feel for what life was like in the logging camps and have a better understanding of how all of this was accomplished. The staff dress in period specific garb and did an excellent job of bringing you back in time to the way it was in the... More 

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Thank wlf01
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A must-stop when visiting Grand Rapids! Interesting history and logging camp re-enactment. Check out their great list of year-round events, too. You'll be visiting more than once!

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Thank Janelle H
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was excellent although a little spendy, well worth the price, best steaks in town. Will return again.

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Thank Richard S
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was a great place to go learn about the local communities heritage, and learn about local nature. My kiddos had a great time, and my husband and myself learned a lot as well!

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Thank 953sheenar
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We went with our young teens here, they had been here before on field trips, but this was our first trip as a family. We were there for their 'pie celebration' and it was great! We enjoyed the food, the history, and hiking around the beautiful trails.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a great place to bring your family. All the employees kept to their historical parts. We love the horses. There are activities for children too. The singing is authentic.

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Thank Julie H

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