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


June 15-Labor Day:
Daily, 10 am-5 pm
Open July 4 and Labor Day
Labor Day-June 15:
Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun, noon-4 pm
Call for group tours.



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



2015 May 26

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Signature Events

The Forest History Center presents a variety of special events and attractions, such as living-history characters, museums and self-guided tours. Visit our calendar of events for upcoming dates.

Be A Lumberjack Children's Day

Special hands on activities will capture children's imaginations by immersing them in the lives of lumber camp workers from the early 1900s. At the camp children can help saw wood, count beans, wash the linens, bake cookies, stamp a log or even scoop up "road apples". Then its times for fun with games like...

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The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza

A good cook and plenty of food held a logging camp together. While meat, potatoes and beans were the cook shack staples, it was the pies the men loved most. Cooks worked with ingredients they had on hand to make delicious and wholesome pies. This event allows visitors to compare and contrast pies served in the logging...

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Real Horse Power

The draft horse powered much of America well into the twentieth century. Logging and lumbering, one of the nations largest and most important industries relied heavily on the powerful Percheron draft horse to move the huge white pine logs from the forest to landings on the river. This event features horses doing...

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Fall color

Into the Woods

Step Into the Woods on Saturdays from September through April and experience the magic and splendor of forests while learning about the challenges of managing them as economic, recreational, cultural and natural resources. Enjoy presentations and programs by naturalists, birders, foresters, artists, storytellers...

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Christmas In The Logging Camp

Minnesota winters are legendary. Years ago hearty lumberjacks toiled in logging camps cutting big timber between freeze up and break up. North Woods Number One, the Forest History Center's historically re-created logging camp, comes to life under a blanket of snow during this yearly event. Join the camp crew as they get...

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