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Address: Ely, MN
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Former home of the last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area...

Former home of the last resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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My husband ate in this cabin many years ago. So much history. Beautiful log cabin. Got some literature on it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Colleen O
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband ate in this cabin many years ago. So much history. Beautiful log cabin. Got some literature on it.

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Thank Colleen O
Western Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Definitely research the Root Beer Lady before you come to the Museum. Great place to stop while you are in Ely.

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Thank kevmeyeth
Summerfield, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This museum was so interesting esp since we had read her books and enjoyed them immensely. We know people who had visited with her throughout her life and what a life it was! So great for all ages.

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Thank Beryl S
Eagan, Minnesota
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76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Don't miss the Museum and cabin if you want to learn about a woman who made other peoples lives better. And the root beer is great too.

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Thank Larry L
Ely, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

Offers a glimpse into the life of a local legend that lived out in the woods alone. She is famous for her lifestyle - choosing to stay in a cabin on an island miles from civilization. There are very nicely done displays, information telling her story, a gift shop and snacks for sale. Very good family attraction.

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Thank Gunwale
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Dorothy was a legend in the BWCA. Anyone who loves the Northland should stop by and find out more about how she lived her life. The guided tour is a must... you'll learn much more than a walk through.

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Thank JPReuter
Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I love the story of Dorothy Molter that is so perfectly told with the reconstruction of her cabins at the museum. I loved seeing her Christmas decorations, signs, and her old snowmobiles.

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Thank Mary A
Aurora, Illinois
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Very informative a part of history and endurance and backwoods service to others which was recognized by the USFS

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The Dorothy Molter Museum is exactly what you would expect of a small town museum dedicated to a woman who anyone outside of the area has never heard of. That being said, the story of this woman’s life is compelling. She lived most of her life in the middle of the woods by herself. Despite nature and the Federal Government... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

I have been to the Dorothy Molter Museum probably 4 or 5 times. Each visit offers a new experience, not to mention you can't beat the delicious Kwitcherbeliakin root beer. This woman was an amazing person and truly loved the area as God created it.

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