Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

tells the story of the Gunflint Trail . . . Discover history's wild side!

Chik-Wauk Museum presents the natural and cultural history of the Gunflint Trail.

Interpretive and interactive displays present the area’s cultural and natural history from its prehistoric beginnings to the development of today’s unique, rural community. Pet a beaver or see if you’re as strong as a Voyageur. View evidence of the Sudbury meteorite which crashed to Earth 1.6 billion years ago. Learn to identify area wildflowers, trees, shrubs, birds, fish and mammals. A collection of pictures, videos and other historic material allows you to immerse yourself in the lives of Gunflint Trail pioneers. Young visitors can embark on a Chik-Wauk Museum scavenger hunt.

Outside, a network of nature trails crisscrosses Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds. Plan to immerse yourself in the Gunflint Trail forest with Chik-Wauk's family-focused, self-guided naturalist program, which includes activity packs for use on the Chik-Wauk grounds.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

The Chik-Wauk Museum building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The building was built in the early 1930s by the Nunstedt family and operated a fishing resort until 1980. 

Museum design and construction components are by Split Rock Studios of Arden Hills, Minnesota.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through the third weekend of October.

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