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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

Highway 169, Onamia, MN 56359
+1 320-532-3632
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Very educational

Learned a lot about Ojibwe culture here. The presentation in the Four Seasons room was very good... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Great museum!

After years of wanting to check this out I finally got to and it didn't disappoint. I felt it was... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Alana R
via mobile
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The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post includes a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and an adjacent restored 1930s trading post where visitors can find American Indian gifts from Mille Lacs artisans. The museum is open April-October; the Trading Post store is open year round.
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“wild rice” (4 reviews)
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Highway 169, Onamia, MN 56359
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Learned a lot about Ojibwe culture here. The presentation in the Four Seasons room was very good, especially learning how wild rice was, and still is, harvested.

Thank CherylFayeM
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

After years of wanting to check this out I finally got to and it didn't disappoint. I felt it was very informative and educational. It was nicely done and I would highly recommend going on the guided tour to the four seasons room. It goes...More

Thank Alana R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent laid out museum. Spacious area and tour guide very informative. Superb historical documents and artifacts honoring Native American life and history. Activities at times for entire family.

Thank Linda72451
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were camping in the area during a rainy weekend and looking for something interesting and inside to do. This fit the bill fine. The exhibits are nicely put together and the guided tour of the "4 seasons room" was especially interesting. There are some...More

Thank Karissa E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

There so much I did not know about the life of Northern American life.It is a Very though factual information for what was used as food and medicine, The four tee-pee styles for each season, Dance styles, beautiful clothing etc.... the lecturer was gets.

1  Thank marie b
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I've never taken the time to stop at this museum before. We had bad weather so it was a great alternative for our group. I'm so glad we went. I enjoyed the exhibits, but the Four Seasons a Room was the highlight. They offer a...More

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to learn about the great American Indian Ojibwa tribe a awesome place to start

1  Thank Flo L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The museum is very well laid out and extremely informative. We spent several hours and took the tour and our guide was good at his job and is a direct decendant of one of the characters portrayed in the museum which added a lot of...More

2  Thank Brad D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our tour guide lead us through the four seasons of the year and how the lives of the Ojibwa were affected by the seasons. Beautifully done scenes showing life in their camps. The children were as interested as the adults in learning about the history...More

1  Thank mhans4
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife is from Northern Ireland.She likes to visit historic sites of American Indian history. She also liked the Millle Lac Lake shore..It is much bigger than any Irish Lake.They have the Irish Sea,to look at.She has talked to some native people,about the Indian culture...More

Thank minncine
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Loren F
3 June 2016|
Response from NANCY B | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5pm. These are current summer hours!