Field Trips: Forest History Center

Discover the past, present, and future of Minnesota’s forests at a 1900 logging camp and through action-packed environmental learning programs.

Field trip options

Once Upon a Forest

Preschool–Grade 2
Introduces youngsters to “the healthy forest.” Children meet forest creatures, learn how humans use the forest, and how each of them can help preserve a healthy forest.

Logging Camp Tours

Grades Pre-K–12
Immerse students in the life and times of Minnesota lumberjacks. Costumed interpreters and an authentically recreated 1900 logging camp bring history to life in a discovery learning experience. Adaptable to students of all grades.

Academic standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Forest History Center

2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744


  • $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
  • District staff free
  • One free adult per 10 students. Additional chaperones will be invoiced at the same rate as the students.
  • Admission costs are for anyone age 4 and over

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.


  • Length: 2.5 hours for core program, 30 minutes for lunch, 30 minutes for River Wanigan walk.
  • Free bus parking
  • Lunch space is available
  • Accessibility

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