Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, Grand Marais

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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center tells the story of the Gunflint Trail through interpretive and interactive displays on the area's natural and cultural history. Open daily Memorial Weekend - mid October.

A network of nature trails crisscrosses Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds. Trails varying in length and difficulty. Two trails are ADA accessible. Kids' activities and naturalist programming is offered during the summer months.

The Museum and Nature Center is open daily from 10 a.m - 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend - mid October. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children age 5-18. Members of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and children under age 5 may go through the museum free of charge.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.
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  • This is a lovely walking area with trails that go through a variety of areas. We went through the wooded area and through the lake/bog area. We were a little early in the season on this visit, so...  more »
  • Well organized look at the history and people of the Gunflint Trail. Especially enjoyed the interviews and recordings of resort owners in the area. Watercraft exhibit in separate building is very...  more »
  • My kids and I love this place! The trails are really nice and not too hard, the blueberry picking is great! And the staff is always very friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Wonderful interactive nature center. The staff were so educational and informative. Very kid friendly. I enjoyed the Canoe exhibit.

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