Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center – Grand Marais, MN
N 48° 10.189 W 090° 52.782
15U E 657641 N 5337348
Quick Description: The Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center officially opened to the public in July 2010.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2011 1:38:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMCTPN
The Chik Wauk Museum and Nature Center officially opened to the public in July 2010, to share with visitors the rich history of the Gunflint area. The rock lodge was built in 1934 as part of the Chik Wauk Fishing Resort but was sold to the Forest Service when the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act went into effect in 1978. It now houses artifacts from the PaleoIndian Period, geological exhibits, voyageur and fur trade history, as well as displays from the logging, mining, CCC, resorts, and recreational eras of the Boundary Waters. There is also a reference area with books, photographs, and videos. There are 5 different nature trails of varying lengths and difficulties, and hikers are encouraged to keep alert for moose, wolf, bears, fox, deer, eagles, and numerous other animals and birds.
The museum is open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There are also 5 beautiful trails. Admission is $2.
Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM
Open Year Round?: no
Interpretive Programs?: yes
Live Animal Displays: no
Visitors should visit the Nature Center and post a photo of themselves (or GPS unit) either inside or outside of the nature center visited. Logs without photos WILL be allowed if a lenghty description of one's visit and a mention of what they learned is included.
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