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


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
Call 320-532-3632 for school and group tours.



  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors
  • $8 college students
  • $8 veterans and active military
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under, MNHS members and Mille Lacs Band members w/ID




The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post was given to the Minnesota Historical Society by Jeannette and Harry Ayer in 1959. For many years, the Ayers acquired items made by members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe for their personal collection and for resale at their Trading Post. Today the museum interprets the contribution of the Ojibwe people to the culture, history and contemporary society of Minnesota and the nation. The site was named after the reservation whose history is represented in the museum. It is part of the Kathio Historic District which the U.S. Department of Interior designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964.