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. "Storyteller" Traveling Art Exhibit

    "Storyteller" Traveling Art Exhibit

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

    View an exhibit of paintings, animations and digital media created by Red Lake artist Jonathan Thunder. According to Thunder, "The images I paint are the dreamscape representation of the seen world I cohabitate every day in my life and journey. The characters in my paintings come to me as any dream would, as messengers and pivotal roles that carry out the story."

    Jonathan Thunder currently lives in Duluth. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a bachelor's degree in visual effects and motion graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota.

  2. Beading 101

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

    Learn basic Native American beading styles and techniques by creating a project, like a necklace or bracelet, to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days.

    The workshop runs: Saturday: 11 am-3 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.

  3. Birch Bark Ornament Workshop

    Birch Bark Ornament Workshop

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

    Create miniature ornaments from birch bark to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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

  4. Ojibwe Mitten 2-Day Workshop

    Ojibwe Mitten 2-Day Workshop

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

    Learn techniques of leatherworking to make a pair of Ojibwe-style mittens to take home. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days.

    The workshop runs:

    Saturday: 11 am-3 pm
    Sunday: 10 am-2 pm

    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. Discounted hotel rooms are available for workshop participants on Saturday night at Grand Casino Mille Lacs with 10 days' advance registration.

  5. Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

    Ojibwe Moccasin 2-Day Workshop

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

    Learn American Indian techniques of working with leather to make a pair of Ojibwe-style moccasins to take home in this two-day workshop. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs:

    Saturday: 11 am-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.

  6. Sweetgrass Basket 2-Day Workshop

    Sweetgrass Basket 2-Day Workshop

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

    Learn the art of making a coil sweetgrass basket in this two-day workshop. Sweetgrass is a fragrant sacred herb used in ceremonies and artwork by the Ojibwe. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. The workshop runs:

    Saturday: 11 am -3 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.

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