Christmas in the Logging Camp Family Day

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  • Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free.


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  1. Forest History Center

    Forest History Center

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

    Discover the past, present and future of Minnesota's forests through guided tours of a 1900s era logging camp and hands-on environmental learning programs. Board the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack, take a seat on the porch of a 1930s Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin, climb a 100-foot fire tower and explore the site's self-guided trails.

    Start your journey at the visitor center which boasts interactive exhibits, then tour the logging camp, join a naturalist led program and hike the self-guided trails.

    Take a guided tour of the recreated logging camp where story themes change often. Meet the blacksmith, saw filer, bull cook, clerk and lumberjacks. See draft horses demonstrate feats of strength during cross-hauling and jammer shows as lumberjacks load logs onto sleighs. After the tour, take a short walk to the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack and bunkhouse used by river drivers when moving logs downriver to the mills. During the summer, 60 minute guided tours are offered daily.

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