Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


Labor Day-June 10: Sat 10 am-4 pm Sun noon-4 pm

Closed Christmas Day

Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, 10 am-4 pm 

Open New Year's Day, noon-4 pm

June 11-Labor Day: Daily 10 am-5 pm

Open July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm

Also open for special events.

Call 218-327-4482 for group tours.



  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors and college students
  • $6 children 5-17
  • Free for children 4 and under and MNHS members.



Forest History Center

Discover the past, present and future of Minnesota's forests through guided tours of a 1900s era logging camp and hands-on environmental learning programs. Board the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack, take a seat on the porch of a 1930s Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin, climb a 100-foot fire tower and explore the site's self-guided trails.

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Revel in a winter wonderland of family fun during Northwoods Holiday Fest on December 31 with trolley and sleigh rides, snowshoeing, dog sleds, snow sculptures and more. 

The Forest History Center is a great place to hold rental events including meetings, training sessions, birthdays, weddings, scout gatherings, family reunions, picnics, and more.

Forest History Center videoGet to know the Forest History Center before you visit, with this video designed for field trip visitors.