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 cookshackTo visit Forest History Center and other attractions in Grand Rapids, use our Grand Rapids vacation route planner.
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The actors do a great job of recreating what life was like back at the turn of the century. Manual labor and skill were the key to survival. more »
We are there during maple syrup days and got to visit a family "sugar bush" farm that collects sap and makes and sells its own maple syrup. Great to learn about it. The inside of the history center wa... more »
Great for kids any age the Halloween walk was very kid friendly and was very cool they have food and more more »
FUN FUN FUN I took 2 granddaughters here. We went back in time to the old logging days. The girls had a blast and volunteered for everything. Well worth the money to go through it
Lots of fun. Great for kids.
So worth the visit. Will be back:-)
A ton to do
Flashback into Minnesota's logging history.
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