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Dorothy Molter Museum

Ely, MN
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Well preserved history.

First time here, we had time to watch a video that did a good job informing us about Dorothy's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adam H
via mobile
Would have liked to have met her

Wasn't sure this would be worth the time but it turned out to be a real gem--my husband even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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Ely, MN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time here, we had time to watch a video that did a good job informing us about Dorothy's life. We were there in time for a guided tour. This brought even more depth to our understanding. The only bummer was that they were out...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure this would be worth the time but it turned out to be a real gem--my husband even enjoyed getting to know Dorothy. We were advised to go to the second cabin first that introduced you to Dorothy, her life and what she meant...More

Thank R6371HJsusans
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tribute to a tough but loving woman who moved from Chicago as a young nurse to the Isle of Pines on Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the US/Canadian border in the 1930's (15 miles and five portages from the...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having read a brief article about Dorothy at the Boy Scouts' Northern Tier High Adventure Base "sweet shop" we got to experience the museum after leaving the base. Simply: take the time to visit this little gem. Dorothy was important in the development of...More

1  Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here previously in 2014 for 5 days, it was gorgeous even with a bad storm one night. This place is so beautiful. Had to return this month for another 5 days. The nature and scenery you can be right in the middle...More

Thank se71730
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting story of this lady and worth the visit to hear what she was about and how she became famous.

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen a story about this woman on TV. It was great to get more information about how she lived and shared her root beer with everyone. It did not take long to visit & we loved the root beer we bought at the...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum by accident on a short stay in Ely. It is a "must see". Our tour guide was very well prepared and gave us a lot of information about Dorothy Molter. She was a strong woman. Plan on an hour and...More

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Molter's museum is a fascinating stop and should not be missed by anyone who paddled "back in the day" - but just as interesting to those who have never paddled the BWCA.

Thank jih45
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Dorothy is a very well know figure up in this area so it is nice to learn more. The museum has some stuff and the 2 buildings outside are nicely done. however unless you really want to know more about Dorothy and it's worth the...More

Thank twlr407
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