Discover fascinating historic sites, museums
and a;ractions across northeast Minnesota.
LOCATION CONTACT INFORMATION HOURS ABOUT
DISCOVERY CENTER Chisholm mndiscoverycenter.com 218-254-7959 Tuesday-Saturday (& Sunday in summer) History and heritage of Iron Range: museum exhibits, historic homesteads, folk art demonstrations and trolley tours.
DOROTHY MOLTER MUSEUM Ely rootbeerlady.com 218-365-4451 Daily Memorial Day to Labor Day; weekends through October Story and original cabins of Dorothy Molter, the last living nonindigenous resident of the Boundary Waters.
U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF
FAME MUSEUM Eveleth ushockeyhall.com 218-744-5167 Daily in summer; Friday-Sunday rest of year The “National Shrine of American Hockey” features memorabilia and historic displays recognizing nearly 150 hockey greats.
CHIK-WAUK MUSEUM AND
Daily Memorial Day
Located in a 1930s resort lodge,
with exhibits on cultural and natural
history of the Gunflint Trail.
Daily Memorial Day to
Monday-Friday rest of year
Reconstruction of a 1780s North West
Co. stockade; focus on fur trade
history and Ojibwe Indian culture.
FOREST HISTORY CENTER Grand Rapids mnhs.org 218-327-4482 Daily Mid-June to Labor Day; weekends rest of year Recreated 1900 logging camp with costumed characters, fire tower and 1930s ranger cabin.
Daily Memorial Day
Restored 1925 childhood home of
Judy Garland with exhibits of
“Wizard of Oz” artifacts, plus an
adjoining children’s museum.
GREYHOUND BUS MUSEUM Hibbinggreyhoundbusmuseum.org 218-263-5814 Daily mid-May to late September Historic buses and other memorabilia tell the story of the famous bus company.
HINCKLEY FIRE MUSEUM Hinckley hinckleyfiremuseum.com 320-384-7338 Tuesday-Sunday May to October (Daily July-August) Restored 1894 railroad depot housing artifacts and stories from the great fire of the same year.
NORTH WEST CO.
Memorial Day to Labor Day;
weekends in September
Replica of 1804 winter fur post
and Ojibwe encampment.
Soudan mndnr.gov/soudan 218-300-7000 Daily Memorial Day through September; weekends until mid-October Mine tours with stories of mining a century ago; also tour an underground physics lab.
NORTH SHORE COMMERCIAL
FISHING MUSEUM Tofte
Exhibits on commercial fishing and
relationship of early lifestyles to the shore
and waters of Lake Superior.
HERITAGE CENTER Tower boisforte.com 218-753-6017 Daily year-round Features exhibits on Bois Forte Ojibwe Indian history and culture.
Daily mid-May to
Tours of 1910 lighthouse, fog-signal
building and light keeper’s home;
visitor center with film and exhibits.