Forest History Center

Adventure in the north woods

Adventure in the north woods

Experience the stories of the north woods and learn about the lumberjacks who called these forests home. Explore Minnesota’s forests of yesterday and today through exhibits and nature trails.

What to see and do

Visitor experience

We're excited to welcome you back to the Forest History Center! Learn about new health and safety protocols and additional information to help you plan your visit.

Discover at the visitor center

Explore the history and ecology of the north woods and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs to take home.

Tour the logging camp

See how the lumberjacks lived and worked at a recreated 1900-era logging camp.


Get back to nature

Enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing on 5 miles of maintained trails through forests, wetlands, and grasslands that abound with wildlife.