Forest History Center Grand Rapids
Where is it at?
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76
Tel: 218 327 4482
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.
How much does it cost?
- 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
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..