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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 FUN, Educational, Adventure of History. A World of a Lumberjack.

We first Went up into the Fire tower. It was a bit of a climb but worth it. Learn about the ranger... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
marie b
Forest History Center is a Unique Education

The Forest History Center is about 2 miles outside Grand Rapids, but well worth the effort to... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
349Charles25
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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 Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin, climb a 100-foot fire tower and explore the site's self-guided trails.
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  • Average2%
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“logging camp” (32 reviews)
“fire tower” (13 reviews)
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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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"logging camp"
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"logging industry"
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"great job"
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"hiking trails"
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"any age"
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"turn of the century"
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"camp buildings"
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"draft horses"
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"main building"
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"two hours"
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"hard life"
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"a hoot"
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We first Went up into the Fire tower. It was a bit of a climb but worth it. Learn about the ranger that looked out for wild fires. Next we went into a great museum. I bought popcorn and tea. Then the real adventure fun...More

Thank marie b
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Forest History Center is about 2 miles outside Grand Rapids, but well worth the effort to visit. There is a large welcome and education center, but the best activities are the logger village and the trail beside the Mississippi River. There is a small...More

Thank 349Charles25
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This was one of our favorite experiences of our entire trip. You can spend as little or as much time as you like learning about the lumber industry and those who harvested the trees in 1900. Great for any age

Thank Lowell H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a fun, interesting and educational stop for our family. Would recommend this if you are in the area.

Thank bugeater70
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a super cool place right here if you come at the right time! When they have all the actors their playing the part of old time loggers and such you'll have a blast! And by god climb the fire tower you've never seen...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great place to visit, learn about the area history. Great actors, Nice that you can also do things that they are showing you. Very relaxed environment. Not super busy that you can't see or move around. Noticed that they had a lot of events you...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The actors do a great job of recreating what life was like back at the turn of the century. Manual labor and skill were the key to survival.

Thank zippy101
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We are there during maple syrup days and got to visit a family "sugar bush" farm that collects sap and makes and sells its own maple syrup. Great to learn about it. The inside of the history center was okay, fire movie a bit cheesy...More

Thank pickygirlie
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great for kids any age the Halloween walk was very kid friendly and was very cool they have food and more

Thank Cortnee_Speckel
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very naturalistic and historic review of our past in the Northland. Logging enthusiasts and historians will enjoy the visit. The guides were wonderful and the experience was educational. We even walked to the top of the fire tower.

Thank Paul S
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