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


Sept. 5, 2017 - June 10, 2018:
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
June 11 - Sept. 3, 2018:
Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Closed Sun and Mon
Open July 4, 10 am-5 pm
Sept. 4 - Dec 31, 2018:
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Call 218-327-4482 for group tours and school field trips.


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



2018 Mar 12

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Nature Programs & Trails

Nature Programs

Immerse yourself in the story of Minnesota's Northwoods by exploring the forests, grasslands and wetlands. During the summer, join a naturalist led program offered twice daily. From September through April, guests can take part in Into the Woods, a series of programs by naturalists, birders, foresters, artists, storytellers, musicians, historians and others, as well as special exhibits.


There are more than 5 miles of nature trails at the site. Explore them at different times of the year to hike, bike, ski and snowshoe.

Forest of Today Trail: Located just behind the visitor center, this trail leads through aspen stands, hardwoods, old-growth and red pine, and a plantation of genetically improved tree stands.

River Trail, 1 mile: Learn how to identify Minnesota's trees through informational signposts and a self-guided brochure available at the visitor center. 

Swamp Trail, 1 mile: Travel through a cedar and black spruce swamp and a tamarack bog-while keeping your feet dry on an elevated gravel trail and board walk.


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