Forest History Center, Grand Rapids

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The Forest History Center is one of 26 sites run by the Minnesota Historical Society. Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the center focuses on displaying the historical and cultural impact that Minnesota's forests have had on people and the community. Historically, logging was a large economic driver, presently there is a large use of Minnesota forests for recreational purposes. The center allows visitors to see this changing relationship through exhibits, films, tours, historical reenactments, and other educational and recreational programs.FeaturesInterpretive CenterThe Interpretive Center houses exhibits and historical artifacts that relate to Minnesota Forests. The Center is divided up into sections representing different themes and time periods. Sections include: The Logging Era"Goods" from the WoodsForest ForecastingForest IndustriesForest RecreationCCC EraFire in the Forest, a multi-media presentation about the 1918 Cloquet FireLogging CampThe Logging Camp is a recreation of a typical logging camp of 1900. Costumed interpreters reenact logging camp processes as well as interact with visitors and tell stories.Other featuresForest Lookout Tower1930's Era Minnesota Forest Service CabinA floating cookshack
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  • My wife and I stopped here this September and enjoyed the afternoon. It was a beautiful day to be outside in Grand Rapids. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The details of the logging industry and the...  more »
  • Closed more often than they are open! They are only open on Saturdays between September and Mid-June.  more »
  • Visited the Forest History Center and what a hoot. The tour was a blast from the beginning as the guide was i character from the get-go. The time is Dec 1900, and you are about to be transported back ...  more »
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  • It was terrific. The tour was wonderful. The people wet very knowledgeable. They made history fun. Although we did not have children with us there were young people in the tour group and they seemed to enjoy it very much too. The buildings were in excellent condition and seemed to truly represent their place in history. I would recommend it to everyone.
  • They have the greatest employees. This is a great place to learn about historical times and nature. They host multiple events that are a blast to attend. This is a must visit if you are a local or just passing through.
  • Reasonable priced, very interesting and fun for kids and adults to learn the Forestry History Life! I love the narrative tour and you are able to climb the Forestry tower to view the countryside!
  • Take the tour! You learn a lot, and it is great for kids! Climb the fire tower and check out the visitor center as well!
  • Great set up and demonstrations. Really interesting history.

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