Forest History Center

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


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Located on a Lake or River



  • 2609 Co. Rd. 76, accessible from US Hwy. 169 & Hwy. 2 W., outside of Grand Rapids. Free onsite parking. GPS: 47.2244,-93.5684

Other Date Information

  • June 11-Labor Day: open daily 10 am-5 pm. Labor Day-June 10 open Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Fat Forest Fourteen

    Fat Forest Fourteen

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    14 Mile Fatbike Race on the Forest History Centers classic ski trail. Join us for this free event accompanied with free catered food. Awards for Top Finishers AND best Northern Minnesota Historical Costumes will be given out.

    8:00am Volunteer's Meeting
    8:30-9:30am Registration
    10:00am Racers Meeting
    10:20am Mass Start
    1:00pm Free Food
    1:30pm Awards Ceremony

    This event is insured.

  2. Handcrafted Snowshoe 3-Day Workshop

    Handcrafted Snowshoe 3-Day Workshop

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Join a master woodworker to learn to make a pair of traditional Ojibwe-style snowshoes. Learn the processes of bending ash frames, mortising cross pieces, lacing webs using hollow nylon, and creating bindings using lamp wick materials. Pointed at both ends, this design is well suited for travel in wooded areas and on frozen lakes. Materials and tools are provided.

    The workshop runs:

    Feb. 7: 6-9 pm
    Feb. 10: 9 am-5 pm
    Feb. 11: 9 am-5 pm

  3. Northwoods Holiday Fest

    Northwoods Holiday Fest

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Revel in a winter wonderland of family fun with trolley and sleigh rides, dog sleds, sledding, snowshoeing, snow sculptures, a snow fort and launching snowballs and water balloons with a giant slingshot. Visitors can also tour the logging camp under winter conditions and enjoy wildlife shows and games inside the visitor center.

  4. Stomping on Winter Family Day

    Stomping on Winter Family Day

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Enjoy winter at the Forest History Center with indoor and outdoor games, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, tours of the logging camp and more.

  5. Winter Adventure Family Day

    Winter Adventure Family Day

    2609 County Road 76
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: (218) 327-4482

    Make the most of winter by heading outdoors to snowshoe, cross-country ski, ride bullet sleds down a groomed hill, and launch snowballs with a giant slingshot. Throughout the day guests can enjoy music, a vintage ski exhibit, carnival games, and wildlife presentations featuring live animals. Guests can also take sleigh rides to see the logging camp under winter conditions.

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