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Address: 12551 Voyageur Ln, Pine City, MN 55063
Phone Number: +1 320-629-6356
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French...

Step into a reconstructed fur post from the winter of 1804. Meet a French voyageur, a British fur trade clerk and visit an Ojibwe encampment. The visitor center houses an expansive exhibit gallery with a 24-foot birch canoe, a 30-foot tall stone fireplace and a gift shop. Open Memorial Day through the end of September. The Snake River heritage trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.

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Visted during their Special Event over the summer, very fun, informative

As a close neighbor to this property, but new to the Pine City area, felt an obligation (and was curious) to visit the site. Perfect timing with regard to the special event... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Woodbury, New York
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Woodbury, New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

As a close neighbor to this property, but new to the Pine City area, felt an obligation (and was curious) to visit the site. Perfect timing with regard to the special event weekend in late September, where they have re-enactments and people in character. Canoe rides, food vendors, shoe/clothing vendors. Great tour guide who knew a lot about the original... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My daughter and I stumbled upon this wonderful historic site quite by accident, and what a pleasant one it was! As we were driving from Minneapolis to the North Shore we saw signs for the North West Company Fur Post and decided to stop. Lucky for us, a school had booked a field trip there that day or it would... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We found the annual Mystery at the Fur Post event online and traveled from NE to attend. The event did not disappoint. It was very budget friendly and they had thought of everything. We talked to actors who were wearing authentic clothing and followed clues by candlelight lanterns to solve the mystery. Then, we enjoyed some apple cider while we... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My seven year old grandson enjoyed our visit tob this site. The initial visit to the interpretative museum was interesting and understandable with some adult direction. The guide in period costume did a Good job of bring living history to life on the trail and at the fort. He engaged the young audience in activities that got their attention and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really interesting historical site with very informative guides and great hiking trails. The museum is also very well-done.

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New London MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent stop for anyone interested in early history of MN and the fur trade. Restored fur trading post and fantastic and beautiful interpretive center. We had an excellent guide with an appropriate foreign accent dressed in period costume. He held the interest of the adults as well as the children. Beautiful area for a short hike as well.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Took 3 generations (kids, grandparents) to this historical site. The tour which is about 30-40 minutes long with tour guides dressed in costumes was great. Kids get to touch almost everything! The guides were engaging and asked kids questions etc.. After you are done lots of beautiful trails for easy hikes and benches along the way to soak up nature.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A great experience for my girls. We got a ride on the dog sled. The exhibits were set up so the girls could play in the teepee and touch the blankets, and clothing. Outside the teepee there was a fake campfire with pots and pans dishes all made for that era.

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Pine City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

They have re enactment of indian trade and settlers and the cabins and how things were made in that time, trading post and a small museum, including beaver hats and birch bark canoes.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have visited this site twice now. The tours are led by a person in character. The first time we had a voyageur along with a French accent and this past weekend we had an Ojibwe woman. They tell the stories from the point of view of their persona. The year is 1804, the topic is the trading between the... More 

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