Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, Grand Marais

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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center tells the story of the Gunflint Trail through interpretive and interactive displays on the area's natural and cultural history. Open daily Memorial Weekend - mid October.

A network of nature trails crisscrosses Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds. Trails varying in length and difficulty. Two trails are ADA accessible. Kids' activities and naturalist programming is offered during the summer months.

The Museum and Nature Center is open daily from 10 a.m - 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend - mid October. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children age 5-18. Members of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and children under age 5 may go through the museum free of charge.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.
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  • You really are near the end of the Gunflint Trail if you have made it to this little museum! The videos were wonderful and if I had it to do over again I would have planned for 2 hours instead of one  more »
  • Chik-Wauk is a Fascinating and Unique Museum - unlike you'll find anywhere else! It's a nature center too. Great for families, or like us, adults wanting to learn more about the local history. Pretty ...  more »
  • Neat little museum staffed by super friendly and knowledgeable people. I loved everything about it considering the, literally, backwoods location. Just the price was a little steep for the amount of i...  more »
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  • This is a great museum on the Gunflint trail. I hope that more and more information and artifacts become part of this museum in the future. This is a great place to bring your family to hike outside and learn about history and nature. They have interactive things for kids to do in the summer and the blueberries are great in late summer! This place is a must if you are on the Gunflint Trail.

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