Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage

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#15 of 73 in Museums in Minnesota
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  • an interesting historical location on the shores of Lake Superior. Knowledgeable docents interested in explaining the life of trappers and natives living on the shores of Lake Superior; well worth exp...  more »
  • We stopped here on our way to Grand Portage National Park and was not disappointed. We joined a tour of the site and heard all about life in the compound during the 1700s. The tour guide was very know...  more »
  • When you visit the Grand Portage National Monument you'll notice a signpost just behind the fort for the "Grand Portage" itself. This is the beginning of the actual portage the fur traders used to tra...  more »
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  • I brought my wife here on July 24, 2016. This place is freaking awesome! Any history buff will love walking the palisade wall and going inside the structures. The originals were destroyed by fire (lightning) strike decades ago but they were rebuilt and are pretty accurate. There's hands on learning for kids. There's pelts, coloring activities, an Indian village and a canoe which they can touch. They let me sit down and color the kids activity pages which is not creepy in any way even though I'm 33. Can't wait to actually bring my kids along next week. If anyone pretends to be Daniel Day Lewis we can play Last of The Mohicans and shoot finger guns at each other.
  • Great display and film about the area. The people were very friendly and were willing to spend time with us to explain what was available at the Monument. This is a location that has a stamp for your Passport to your national parks.
  • Great movie at vistor center. Exhibts at stockade and people there in period dress using period hand tools were very interesting. Very worthwhile. Thourghly enjoyed the experience.
  • Always worth a visit. Spend a few hours walking through the visitors center and old trading post. You may encounter a few characters dressed in period costumes that will fill you in on some interesting fur trading history.
  • The movie at the museum is outstanding. Make sure to see it first before walking around.

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