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 (and Sunday in summer) History and heritage of Iron Range: museum exhibits, historic homesteads, folk art demonstrations and trolley tours.
DOROTHY MOLTER MUSEUM Ely
Daily Memorial Day to Labor
Day; weekends in
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” featuring memorabilia and historic displays recognizing nearly 150 hockey greats.
CHIK-WAUK MUSEUM AND
Daily Memorial Day
to late October
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, focusing on fur trade
history and Ojibwe Indian culture.
FOREST HISTORY CENTER Grand Rapids
mnhs.org 218-327-4482 Daily mid-June to Labor Day; Saturdays 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 Hibbing
greyhoundbusmuseum.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.
mndnr.gov/soudan 218-300-7000 Daily Memorial Day through September; weekends until mid-October Mine tours with stories of mining a century ago.
NORTH SHORE COMMERCIAL
FISHING MUSEUM Tofte
commercialfishingmuseum.org 218-663-7050 Daily mid-May to mid- October; Friday-Saturday mid-October to mid-May Exhibits on commercial fishing and the relationship between early lifestyles to the shore and waters of Lake Superior.
HERITAGE CENTER Tower
boisforte.com 218-753-6017 Monday-Saturday ear-round Featuring exhibits on Bois Forte Ojibwe Indian history and culture.
Daily mid-May through
Tours of 1910 lighthouse, fog-signal
building and light keeper’s home;
visitor center with film and exhibits.