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


Second weekend in Sept-May:
Fri-Sat 10-4
June 10-Labor Day:
Tues-Sat 9-5
Closed Memorial Day. Open July 4th and Labor Day.
Special events are held year round. Call for group tours.


  • $9 adults
  • $7 seniors and college students
  • $6 children 6-17
  • Free for children 5 and under and MNHS members.



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Group Tours

Group Tours

A costumed guide will escort your group through the 1900s era logging camp. Lumberjacks, cooks and other men and women of the North Woods will entertain with stories, tall tales and music, as they share the history of the forest, 100 years ago to today.

  • Length: Please plan about 1 ½ - 2 hours for your group's visit. Our tour format is flexible and can be adjusted to meet your needs.
  • Cost: Please call. Two free passes are provided for the tour leader and motor coach driver.
  • Parking: Onsite car and bus parking is available.
  • Accessibility: All buildings are fully accessible. Arrangements can be made for access to the logging camp.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please call 218-327-4482 or email foresthistory@mnhs.org.

Tour Program

Group tours begin in the visitor center with an introductory video and time to explore the exhibits. The visitor center also houses the gift shop and restrooms. A visit can include a stop at the 1901 river wanigan and 1934 forest patrolman's station.  

For multi-day intineraries, hotel and dining options, visit the Grand Rapids Convention and Visitor Bureau.