Historical Attractions

Forest History Center Grand Rapids

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Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids
Tel: 218 327 4482


The Forest History Center is located near U.S. Hwys. 169 and 2.

Where are we going today?

The Forest History Center is a recreated turn-of-the-century logging camp.

After the exhibits, visit the logging camp where you'll find the camp blacksmith, saw filer, clerk, cook and lumberjacks. Then, board the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack used when the logs and men headed downstream to the mills. Then take a seat on the porch of a 1930s Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin and lookout tower and hear about the ranger's important work protecting woodland resources.

Also features multi media exhibits within the visitor centre including a timber harvester siimulator, a forest fire presentation in the theatre and a special area just for kids with crawl through log, related books and games.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 5 years.

When can we go?

2nd week of June through Labor Day Weekend: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Labor Day Weekend throug

Teachers corner

Field trips and forest adventure programs available for educators..

Can I get one of those?

A gallery of products made from locally harvested wood, including everything from toothpicks to hockey sticks..

What people are saying?

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    So worth the visit. Will be back:-)

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    A blast form the past, great place to make family memories.

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