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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359


April-May, Sept-Oct:
Wed-Sat 11 am-4 pm
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-5 pm
Trading Post open year round Hours



  • $9 adults
  • $7 seniors and college students
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free for children age 5 and under, MNHS members and Mille Lacs Band members w/ID.



Field Trips

American Indian history and culture are presented in ways that suit every learning style at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post. This site includes a museum filled with artifacts, dioramas, multimedia presentations, interactive puzzles and games, as well as the historic trading post building.

Field Trip Options

American Indian Games and Sports

Play American Indian games of skill and chance including the bowl game, snake game, deer and hunter, lacrosse and the run and scream game.

Grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Cost: $6 per student

Cycles of the Seasons

Tour the Four Seasons Room, a life-sized diorama depicting traditional Ojibwe life and activities. Students learn about making maple sugar, harvesting bark, processing wild rice, and hunting and fishing that sustain Ojibwe people. 

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Cost: $6 per student

Book a field trip


$6 per student
Teachers FREE
One free adult per 10 students



  • Length: 1 to 3 hours
  • Free bus parking
  • The historic Trading Post is available for students to shop and purchase handmade American Indian items.
  • Educators may also choose a craft activity for an additional fee.


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