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


Sept. 5, 2017 - June 10, 2018:

Saturday 10 am-4 pm

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



Upcoming Events

Sat, Sep 23 | Fall Phenology Day
Sat, Oct 7 | Science of Fire & Ice
Fri, Oct 27 | Spooky Timbers
Sat, Oct 28 | Spooky Timbers
Mon, Oct 30 | Spooky Timbers
Tue, Oct 31 | Spooky Timbers
Thu, Dec 28 | Polar Kids Camp
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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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Be a Lumberjack Family Day, June 17

Children can help saw wood, count beans, mix cookie dough, stamp a log, cross haul a sled, and race "gray-backs."

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.