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Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

Highway 169, Onamia, MN 56359
+1 320-532-3632
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Very enjoyable and educational

I've never taken the time to stop at this museum before. We had bad weather so it was a great... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Linda T
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
via mobile
Live next door

If you are looking for a great place to learn about the great American Indian Ojibwa tribe a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Flo L
Onamia, Minnesota
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The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post includes a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and an adjacent restored 1930s trading post where visitors can find American Indian gifts from Mille Lacs artisans. Hours are Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gift store” (4 reviews)
“wild rice” (3 reviews)
“four season” (3 reviews)
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Highway 169, Onamia, MN 56359
+1 320-532-3632
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I've never taken the time to stop at this museum before. We had bad weather so it was a great alternative for our group. I'm so glad we went. I enjoyed the exhibits, but the Four Seasons a Room was the highlight. They offer a...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to learn about the great American Indian Ojibwa tribe a awesome place to start

1  Thank Flo L
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The museum is very well laid out and extremely informative. We spent several hours and took the tour and our guide was good at his job and is a direct decendant of one of the characters portrayed in the museum which added a lot of...More

2  Thank Brad D
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our tour guide lead us through the four seasons of the year and how the lives of the Ojibwa were affected by the seasons. Beautifully done scenes showing life in their camps. The children were as interested as the adults in learning about the history...More

1  Thank mhans4
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife is from Northern Ireland.She likes to visit historic sites of American Indian history. She also liked the Millle Lac Lake shore..It is much bigger than any Irish Lake.They have the Irish Sea,to look at.She has talked to some native people,about the Indian culture...More

Thank minncine
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Mille Lacs Indian Museum was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe that has inhabited the area since the 1700's. I particularly enjoyed the display of native foods and plants with their historical uses. My favorite part was...More

Thank GeorgiaJael
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I'm from Oklahoma, so I have been to several Native American Museums, but I really enjoyed their layout, exhibits, and especially their four seasons room. A tour guide walks a group through the 4 different camps the Ojibwa Indians used for the different seasons, as...More

3  Thank Aubree B
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was very worth the visit. The guided tour is a must! I learned so much! Staff was extremely informative, friendly and helpful. The interactive activities were very fun!

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Defiantly a must see! Very educational and don't forget to stop by the Indian trading post for some beads!

Thank bataloca
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The museum was a surprise. The architecture of the building itself is excellent. The definite center of the museum is the four seasons room, which was really amazing. It is set up to show how the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people back in the 1800's would manage...More

1  Thank reviewerG1826JF
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Loren F
what are the hours Saturday? sunda?
4 June 2016|
Response from NANCY B | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5pm. These are current summer hours!