Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

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  • Adults: $4.00 Children (5-18): $2:00 Children under five: Free Gunflint Trail Historical Society members: Free


    • May 27, 2017 - October 22, 2017


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  • From Grand Marais, MN, follow the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Road 12) 55 miles to Moose Pond Road. Turn onto Moose Pond Road, travel 1/4 mile to Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center (#28).

Other Date Information

  • Museum open daily, 10 AM to 5 PM Nature Center open daily, 11 AM to 4 PM

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Native American Heritage

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  1. Kids' Day

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    During the peak summer season, children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge on Tuesdays. Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, and craft projects. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Museum and Nature Center.


  1. Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

    Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    The Gunflint Trail Historical Society will host an Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the Chik-Wauk grounds.

    As always, there will be lots of locally homemade pies to choose from. There is a suggested donation of $5 per slice of pie, ice cream and beverage. This day also features the annual Chik-Wauk “sidewalk” sale which offers steep discounts on many gift shop items. It will be a fun way to wrap up the summer and say “so long till next year,” to our friends and neighbors.

    Guest author, Timothy McDonnell will be signing his new book "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion."

    All proceeds help with the daily operational costs of the Museum and Nature Center.

    Check for the full Events Calendar.

  2. Remember the Ham Lake Fire - 10 years after

    Remember the Ham Lake Fire - 10 years after

    28 Moose Pond Dr
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-9915

    The exhibit commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire which burned 75,851 acres in Minnesota (36,443) and Ontario, Canada (39,408). One hundred, thirty-three (133) total structures were lost in the first few days of the Ham Lake Fire on the Minnesota side. Sixty-one (61) were residences, 17 commercial, and 55 were outbuilding and other structures. The estimated value of lost buildings from Cook County Assessor’s office was $3.7 million.

    We are very happy to work with the following organizations on this project; Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, WTIP radio, and Good Measure Media. We will have additional financial assistance from the Gunflint Trail Association/Visit Cook County, and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Of course we could not put any of this together without the entire community helping us.

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