Housed in the historic Chik-Wauk Lodge on beautiful Saganaga Lake, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center presents the area's cultural and natural history through interpretive and interactive exhibits. Learn about the Gunflint Trail's prehistoric beginnings and people who helped shape today’s unique, rural community, including Native Americans, Voyageurs, miners, loggers, resort owners and current residents.
A network of nature trails crisscross Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds. Plan to immerse yourself in the Gunflint Trail forest with Chik-Wauk's family-focused, naturalist program.
Have added two new exhibit buildings to the campus - Watercraft Exhibit Building and Interpretive Cabin.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open daily through the third Sunday of October. 2020 season: Opening Day: July 10 Closing Day: October 18
Hours: Museum will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., every day Nature Center will be open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., call for exact days Watercraft Exhibit Building will be open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., call for exact days 218-388-9915 Hiking trails are accessible year-round and after hours. If you wish to hike after 5 p.m., please park your vehicle at the end of the driveway, near the entrance sign and mailbox. The museum gate is locked at 5 p.m. every day.
Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children (ages 5-18): $2.00 Children (ages 0-4): Free Gunflint Trail Historical Society members: Free
Group rates available for groups larger than 10. Please contact us for more information.
We receive no direct financial support from the federal government and are unable to accept federal senior passes. We have no affiliation with the Minnesota Historical Society.