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Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Great time!

We are so happy we stopped at the Forest History Center. The tour was great--so informative and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Suzanne L
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Fascinating place

They have a recreated logging camp depicting winter 1900. Tour guides are re-enactors and are very... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
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“Super cool!”
14 Apr 2017
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2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-8646
+1 218-327-4482
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we stopped at the Forest History Center. The tour was great--so informative and entertaining! The logging camp was wonderful and we really enjoyed climbing the fire lookout tower--the view was incredible.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 18 August 2016

They have a recreated logging camp depicting winter 1900. Tour guides are re-enactors and are very informative. The interpretive signs on the trails are very good. Absolutely worth a visit for ages 11 and up.

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very good living history of old logging camp. Thoroughly enjoyed.Would do this again! Also a video of forestry.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old daughter and I took the tour and also walked on many of the trails and climbed the tower. The actors on the tour were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the loggers lives. The trails were nice and we really enjoyed...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stopped at the Forest History Center while driving from Bemidji to Duluth knowing nothing more than it was a good halfway stopping point and would be free with our MN History Society membership. Turns out, it was a wonderful stop and one of my...More

1  Thank CBMinnesota
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. You get a feel for what life was like in the logging camps and have a better understanding of how all of this was accomplished. The staff dress in period specific garb and did an...More

Thank wlf01
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A must-stop when visiting Grand Rapids! Interesting history and logging camp re-enactment. Check out their great list of year-round events, too. You'll be visiting more than once!

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was excellent although a little spendy, well worth the price, best steaks in town. Will return again.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was a great place to go learn about the local communities heritage, and learn about local nature. My kiddos had a great time, and my husband and myself learned a lot as well!

Thank 953sheenar
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We went with our young teens here, they had been here before on field trips, but this was our first trip as a family. We were there for their 'pie celebration' and it was great! We enjoyed the food, the history, and hiking around the...More

2  Thank Madrigal720
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Adele G
Can you climb the tower in the winter?
28 February 2017|
Response from carnut113 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't.