Forest History Center

Adventure in the north woods

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September 5, 2022 – June 6, 2023

Closed for the season except for special events.


All hours


Adults: $12 
Seniors (65+), veterans, active military, college students: $10 
Children ages 5-17: $8
Children age 4 and under: Free 
MNHS members: Free 
Blue Star Families (Armed Forces Day–Labor Day): Free (On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

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Getting here

2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Free public parking is available on site.

Map and directions

What to see and do

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    Explore the history and ecology of the north woods and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs to take home.
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    See how the lumberjacks lived and worked at a recreated 1900-era logging camp.
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    Climb a 100-foot fire tower for a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the forest canopy. You may even experience a bald eagle soaring by!
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    Enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing on 5 miles of maintained trails through forests, wetlands, and grasslands that abound with wildlife.

Upcoming events

Making the Carry book cover.

Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
Sat., Apr 22, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Regular site admission