Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
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Due to Covid-19 Chik-Wauk Buildings will not open for the season until July 10, 2020. To view more information click on the Covid-19 information link below.
A network of nature trails that crisscross Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds are available to walk around and explore.
For the safety of all,we ask that you follow the CDC guidelines regarding keeping 6 feet or 1 moose length apart.
To reach Chik-Wauk, 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.
Your membership with the Gunflint Trail Historical Society provides the support to keep Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center strong and gives you free access to the museum. Please join today.
The etymology of “Chik-Wauk”: Chik-Wauk is an interpretation of an Ojibwe word meaning pine tree or white pine tree. Similar Ojibwe words of the same meaning are shingwauk, chingwauk and zhingwaak.