Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Discover history's wild side!

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center tells the story of the Gunflint Trail.

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.

Looking for some great gift ideas check out the Museum Store - online!

Thank you very much for another great season!
The hiking trails are accessible all year long, download your hiking trail map here

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center  will open on May 27, 2017.
Museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nature Center hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the new Nature Center to learn about the nature of the Gunflint Trail.

To reach us, follow the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Road 12) 55 miles from Grand Marais, MN to Moose Pond Drive (Cook County Road 81).  Turn right and travel 1/4 mile to the entry gate for Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through the third weekend of October.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Ham Lake Fire - 10th Anniversary Exhibit
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