Forest History Center

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Rates

  • $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

  • MISSISSIPPI

Directions

  • 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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Events

  1. Christmas in the Logging Camp

    Christmas in the Logging Camp

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

    North Woods No. 1, the Forest History Center's recreated 1900s logging camp, comes to life under a blanket of snow during this yearly event. Join the camp crew as they get ready to celebrate Christmas in the logging camp. The program includes choral singers, storytellers, sleigh rides, hot chocolate, cider and more. Bring your camera to get your picture taken with Santa.

  2. Fat Forest Fourteen

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

    14 mile fat bike race at Forest History Center.
    Sponsored by GRIMBA (Grand Rapids and Itasca Mountain Bicycling Association).

  3. Lumberjack Cooking for Kids

    Lumberjack Cooking for Kids

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

    Kids can experience the challenge of cooking at a logging camp in the 1900s. They'll learn how to prepare foods like "cold shuts" (donuts), "sweat pads" (pancakes) and pies using recipes and ingredients that would have been used in a historic cook shack.

  4. 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.

  5. Spooky Timbers

    Spooky Timbers

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

    A family-friendly spooky event with logging camp tours, music, storytelling, trolley rides through an enchanted forest, hot cider, hot chocolate and more. Plus, visitors can meet the historic residents of the logging camp and maybe even catch a glimpse of Sasquatch in the woods.

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