TCL Time Travels: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post is dedicated to learning about the history of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The museum is hands on with different programs throughout the year. It showcases all sorts of stories and examples of life then and now. You see gorgeous, colorful outfits. You get the sights and sounds of the four seasons. The museum even welcomes classes designed to learn the native language.

The trading post is next door. Visitors learn about more history on the site. There’s even a model of what it used to look like. The trading post has a lot of unique items. Everything from jewelry and clothing to specialty foods. American Indian gifts from Mille Lacs artisans are the focus, but you’ll also find things from artisans across the country.

When you’re in the area, be sure to check out some other great things in the area. Eddy’s Resort is two years old. It has sixty five rooms and four cabins. The views of Mille Lacs Lake are great from the resort, but you can get on the water and enjoy some fishing while you’re in town. You can charter a boat and the tours include everything you need, including a captain, bait and tackle.

Eddy’s Launch Bar and Grill has a great menu with a lot of variety. Deep Fried Deviled Eggs, Brisket Sammy and Buffalo Mac and Cheese are among the favorites.

Mention Twin Cities Live for the following specials at Eddy’s Resort. Book by July 31st.


  • 2 Nights
  • 2 Launch Passes
  • $50 in Food and Beverage Credit
  • For $299
  • Book by July 31st for this rate
  • (This is valued at $528 for weekend stays and $368 for weekday stays)


  • Normal Fishing or Site Seeing Cruise Rates are $39 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, $29 for all seniors on Tuesdays.
  • Mention Twin Cities Live and get adult fishing or tour rates for $25 for adults

Kathio State Park is a great spot to enjoy the trails and nature’s beauty. It’s also an amazing spot to catch a view that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. The 100 foot observation and fire tower is worth the trek. Be sure to bring a camera. You’ll score some amazing pictures.

Northwood Hills Golf Course is just a short drive away in Garrison. The course is beautiful and it’s perfect for an outing with friends or a golf game with the entire family.

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