Great Northern Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour

Forest History Center.

Climb aboard our horse-drawn trolley for a 90-minute guided tour of the Forest History Center!

Two strong and gentle draft horses will pull a wheeled trolley on a narrated tour of the Forest History Center. Our guides will describe the geology, the landscape, and the human history that make up our 180-acre site. You’ll visit the Mississippi River, our old Homestead ruins, our turn-of-the-century logging camp and river drive camp, and a 1934 Minnesota Forest Service cabin. At the end of the tour, you'll have the opportunity to climb our 100-foot fire lookout tower for a bird's-eye view of the Forest History Center.

Participants will be seated on a covered, horse-drawn trolley.

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Before you go

Participant eligibility:

  • Those 17 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants must be able to climb two steps (this activity is not handicapped accessible), and be comfortable getting onto and off of the horse-drawn trolley independently.


  • The trolley tour will take place, rain or shine.
  • If we need to cancel due to weather conditions or other unsafe circumstances there will be a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule.