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Edge of the Wilderness Attractions

EOW Discovery Center

EOW Discovery Center

Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center Marcell, MN

Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park Bigfork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts

Edge Center for the Arts

Edge Center for the Arts Bigfork, MN

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

Forest History Center

Forest History Center

Forest History Center Grand Rapids, MN

Mt Itasca

Mt Itasca

Mt Itasca Coleraine, MN

Chippewa National Forest

Chippewa National Forest

Chippewa National Forest Minnesota

White Oak Casino

White Oak Casino

White Oak Casino Deer River, MN

Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum Grand Rapids, MN

The Reif

The Reif

Reif Center Grand Rapids, MN

MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center Grand Rapids, MN

Judy Garland Museum

Judy Garland Museum

Judy Garland Museum Grand Rapids, MN

ICHS

ICHS

Itasca County Historical Society Grand Rapids, MN

Thunder Alley XL

Thunder Alley XL

Thunder Alley XL Grand Rapids, MN

 
 

Edge Center for Arts

The Edge Center features a 283-seat theatre with a complete Fly loft and orchestra pit. Located adjacent to the Bigfork School, this unique community asset features a wide variety of entertainment events.

Edge Center Gallery: The Edge Center Gallery is located in the lobby of The Edge Center for the Arts. This large space provides room for exhibits, which often. Hours: Vary - Contact the Edge Center

101 Second Ave
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-6670

MacRostie Art Center

Free Gallery, Private Group Classes. MacRostie Art Center has new exhibits each month.

 

405 NW 1st Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-2697

Forest History Center

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.

Explore a recreated 1900 logging camp and learn about Minnesota's forests of yesterday and today.


2609 County Rd 76
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-4482

White Oak Casino

White Oak Casino in Deer River, MN

White Oak Casino is the newest of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's three MN casinos.

45830 US-2 

Deer River, MN 56636​

Phone: 1-844-554-2646

Thunder Alley XL Family Entertainment Center

Thunder Alley is your one stop for family fun!  We offer 20 bowling lanes, arcade, and seasonal mini golf as well as full service bar and delicious Kettle River Pizza.

1401 E US Highway 169

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone: 218-326-5950

Judy Garland Museum

Restored childhood home of Judy Garland where the star spent her first four years.  Judy’s home has been restored to look just as it did when the child star lived there with her parents and two older sisters.  See the staircase landing where Judy and her sisters provided entertainment for neighborhood friends with their earliest performances.  The grounds feature a memorial flower garden and gazebo.  The adjacent museum gallery showcases a wide variety of artifacts from Judy’s musical and theatrical career, personal awards and effects, movie memorabilia, and the carriage used in The Wizard of Oz. An extensive gift shop is filled with Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland items.

2727 US Hwy 169 S
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-9276

Chippewa National Forest

The Chippewa National Forest, located in the heart of northern Minnesota, is a celebration of seasons, culture and environment.

The Chippewa National Forest is the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi River in 1908 and is the home to more lakes and wetlands than any other National Forest. The forest was originally known as the Minnesota National Forest. The name was changed in 1928 to honor the original inhabitants. Today, the Forest and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe share goals and offer visitors a chance to experience Anishinabe culture and learn about the past from prehistory to early, logging-era and Civilian Conservation Corps days.

49554 State Highway 38
Marcell, MN 56657
Phone: 218-246-2123

The Reif Center

By bringing dance, theater, music and popular entertainment to its stage, the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center provides a stage for performing arts in Northern Minnesota.

720 NW Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-5780

Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park provides hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding opportunities and more in a beautiful northern Minnesota setting.  There are also Historic CCC Buildings within the Park.


56956 Scenic Hwy 7
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-3362

Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center

The Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center located in Marcell, MN is a visitor & environmental education center that is home to a variety of interpretive displays & exhibits about the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway and surrounding area. It includes area information, gift shop, environmental education room, outdoor amphitheater, interpretive trail fishing/wildlife-watching pier, and offers FREE naturalist programs throughout the summer.

Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Monday.

Hours are subject to change and may vary.

 

49554 State Highway 38 

Marcell, MN 56657

Phone: 218-832-3161

Children's Discovery Museum

Fun Educational Family Museum!

A place for children to discover, play and learn. Our museum features many hands-on exhibits: Lake Life! complete with working stage, fishing boat and dock, as well as an obstacle course swamp and tree fort!, Riverview Water Table, Treesa~ the talking tree, KEVA Engineering Planks, Monthly scavenger hunts, River Town which hosts: a Doctors office, Fire Department, Animal Clinic, Bakery, Music Department, dress-up room, and much more.   We also have a tot park and maze for younger guests. Don't forget to stop and dig for some dinosaurs! On your way out check out the museum store for children’s gifts.

2727 S. Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-1900

Mt. Itasca

Hills and trails open year-round for hiking and biking. Glorious fall colors! Snow guns fire up in November! By early December Pisten Bully grooming for cross-country skiing, biathlon, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping and tubing. Three lifts and main chalet open with concessions and equipment rental.

Instruction, coaching, games, skills drills, racing and competition offered for all ages and abilities. “Flying Children” ski jump off the 10- and 20-meter hills. Advanced jumpers are spectacular in flight off the 40- and 70-meter jumps.

Panoramic views from inside the chalet.


200 Mt Itasca Dr.
Coleraine, MN 55722

Phone:  218-245-3487

Itasca County Historical Society

Believing that our knowledge of the past enhances our understanding of the present, the Itasca County Historical Society is dedicated to connecting people to the history of Itasca County.

Throughout the year, Itasca County Historical Society offers the following services and programs to the general public, students, members, teachers, researchers, genealogists, businesses and special interests groups. Allow the Itasca County Historical Society to bring history to life in a format and style that works for you – as an individual, a family, a student, or business. Programs and services: Traveling Exhibits, Speaker’s Bureau, Workshops, Research, Internet Access, Ancestry.com, Photograph Reproduction, Volunteer Opportunities, and Museum Tours. 

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has a 13 member board of directors. Itasca County Historical Society is located in what formerly was the Corcoran Building, we now have the museum, gift shop, Karjala Research Genealogy and History Center, and soon our storage which has over 50,000 artifacts, archives, photographs and library items.

 

201 North Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone: 218-326-6431