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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Interesting museum plus geocache, amazing woman

I knew nothing about Dorothy before I visited this small museum location. I took some time to read... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Columbus Ohio
A great museum .

This is a very interesting place. They have done a great job of setting it up so you can really get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca K
East Bethel, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I knew nothing about Dorothy before I visited this small museum location. I took some time to read the exhibits while walking through the buildings and learned a lot about Dorothy and the challenges of life in the North Woods. There is also a short...More

Thank BethInOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. They have done a great job of setting it up so you can really get a feel for what her life was actually like . One of the best museums I have been to.

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place where one is rewarded by careful consideration of the exhibits. I found the video interviews with Dorothy to be particularly effective in conveying an idea of this hardy individualistic woman.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Dorothy Motler Museum during our one week stay in Ely. Dorothy was an amazing woman and I can't wait to read her book. We bought root beer, too....should have bought more because it is delicious!

Thank tldewitt81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is well worth the trip to Ely. It is around the corner from the International Wolf Center and is super interesting. You must try the root beer. It is Dorothy Molter's original recipe and there is a very interesting story about how it...More

Thank DLPenning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem of a museum, in northern Minnesota, is a tribute to woman who lived ahead of her time. Her story is timeless and inspiring. Historical information of life in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and Canadian borders. Also a lovely walk on the...More

Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am in town for a BWCA canoe trip and wanted to see what else there was to do. I came across signs and articles about Dorothy Molter which piqued my curiosity. I'm happy I stopped at the Museum and Interpretive Center. The tour guide...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't exceedingly costly and WE felt it was worth it, but I know my grown kids would have felt it cost too much. Being history buffs, we really enjoyed it, having heard about Dorothy through the years. It's not a huge operation; small, sweet...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

On our list of things to stop and see was this place. We expected a bit more of Dorothy but instead saw a very commercialized, touristy, and more of a gift shop place than a museum. There are a few things of hers in the...More

Thank Kim Y
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

First time here, we had time to watch a video that did a good job informing us about Dorothy's life. We were there in time for a guided tour. This brought even more depth to our understanding. The only bummer was that they were out...More

Thank Adam H
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