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


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

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

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

Call for group tours.


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



2016 Sep / Oct

Sat, Sep 24 | Fall Phenology Day
Sat, Oct 1 | Science of Fire & Ice
Fri, Oct 28 | Spooky Timbers
Sat, Oct 29 | Spooky Timbers
Mon, Oct 31 | Spooky Timbers
Thu, Dec 29 | Polar Kids Camp
Fri, Dec 30 | 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.

  • Did You Know?
  • Rental
  • Video

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.