Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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Rates

  • $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members

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Located on a Lake or River

  • Mille Lacs

Directions

  • 43411 Oodena Drive., U.S. Hwy 169 on the southwest shore of Mille Lacs Lake, 8 miles south of Garrison, 12 miles north of Onamia. GPS: 46.1767,-93.7559 Free onsite parking.

Other Date Information

  • Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day: Tues-Sat 11 am-4 pm. Open Wed-Sat 11 am-4 pm in April, May, September and October. Trading Post open year-round.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Native American Heritage

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Events

  1. "Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography" Exhibit

    43411 Oodena Drive
    Onamia, MN 56359
    Call: (320) 532-3632

    This exhibit showcases the work of six young American Indian artists who came together over 12 weeks to learn the process of digital photography in a guided, supportive and culturally sensitive environment. The artists will show a selection of photographs that empowers their indigenous identity. Artists include Nolan Berglund, Amoreina Espinosa, Joe Ettawageshik, Shaw Handley, Marco Hunt and Angel Swann.

  2. Applique Beading 2-Day Workshop

    43411 Oodena Drive
    Onamia, MN 56359
    Call: (320) 532-3632

    Learn techniques of applique beading and make an applique beaded coin purse to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs:

    Saturday: Noon-4 pm
    Sunday: 10 am-2 pm
    A minimum of five participants is required. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required three days prior to workshop. Discount hotel rooms are available at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday night for all workshop participants; reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance.

  3. Birch Bark Basket Workshop

    Birch Bark Basket Workshop

    43411 Oodena Drive
    Onamia, MN 56359
    Call: (320) 532-3632

    Learn how to store and work with birch bark in this one-day workshop. Participants will make a large basket to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

    Registration is required three days prior to workshop. A minimum of five participants is required to host the workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  4. Woodland Pottery 2-Day Workshop

    Woodland Pottery 2-Day Workshop

    43411 Oodena Drive
    Onamia, MN 56359
    Call: (320) 532-3632

    On Saturday, learn how to dig clay, harvest the tempering agents and construct a clay vessel letting the pots dry overnight. On Sunday, finish the surface details and temper the clay vessel in a firing pit. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days.

    The workshop runs:

    Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
    Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm

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