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


April-November 1, 2014:
Wed-Sat 11-4
Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day:
Tue-Sat 11-4
Trading Post open year round (except Jan.):

Wed-Sat 11-4

Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 11-4



$8 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.



2014 Apr 20

Clear | Wind From the SW at 4.4 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH
updated: 3:01 wunderground.com

Plan a Visit

Trace the journey of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and their settlement in northern Minnesota, learn about their fate during a period of treaties made and broken, and follow their story up to the present day. Exhibits, including video and computer interactives, listening stations and objects, reveal information about Ojibwe life today, from how dance traditions are carried on to members' interests in music to sovereignty issues. The museum's spacious crafts room serves as a demonstration area for traditional cooking, birch-bark basketry and beadwork. Adjacent to the museum, a restored trading post retains its 1930s appearance.

Links to Help with Your Visit

  • Follow along with KARE-11 during a recent visit to the site
  • Explore how Minnesota museums are working to create community in this documentary co-produced by the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Museums Association, Hennepin History Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.
  • The Mille Lacs Indian Museum is pleased to be a part of the travel site www.familydaysout.com.