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. American Indian Music Fest

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

    Enjoy a day of music performed by some of Minnesota's premier Native musicians.

  2. Applique Beading 2-Day Workshop

    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: 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.

  3. Maple Sap, Sugar, & Syrup Demo

    Maple Sap, Sugar, & Syrup Demo

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

    Join museum staff for a demonstration of traditional and contemporary methods of harvesting and processing maple sap. Guests will observe the process of gathering maple sap and boiling it into syrup and sugar. Samples of maple sugar will be available. 20-minute demonstrations will happen on the hour between noon and 3 pm.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of bad weather, this event will be moved indoors.

  4. Memorial Day Powwow

    Memorial Day Powwow

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

    Bring the family and join museum staff and community members In this social gathering honoring veterans past and present. Experience firsthand the excitement and joy of a contemporary powwow.

    This event is sponsored by the Mille Lacs Band and AM Vets Post 53 & Ladies Auxiliary.

  5. Minnesota American Indian Stories & Storytellers Film Festival

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

    View short and feature films by and about Minnesota's Native Americans throughout the day. Each screening will include an introduction by the directors or subjects of the films and will be followed by a Q&A session.

  6. Puzzle Pouch 2-Day Workshop

    Puzzle Pouch 2-Day Workshop

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

    Learn techniques of working with leather and create an Ojibwe puzzle pouch to hide your treasures in and amuse your friends. 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 with 10 days’ advance reservations.

  7. 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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