Tom's Logging Camp

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Tom's Logging Camp entrance
gift shop wares
animal feeding area
Tom's Logging Camp old-time room


Step back in time and experience the rugged history of Minnesota's wooded frontier at Tom's Logging Camp. This unique seasonal attraction offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of lumberjacks and loggers who played a pivotal role in shaping the region's history. 

From the scent of freshly cut timber to the echoes of old tales, Tom's Logging Camp is a journey into Minnesota's past that's both educational and entertaining.

Tom's Logging Camp is a living museum that showcases the life and work of lumberjacks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this era, the wooded areas of Minnesota were teeming with towering pines, and logging was a booming industry.

The camp faithfully recreates the atmosphere of a logging operation, complete with rustic cabins, vintage logging equipment, and costumed mannequins, all of which bring history back to life. And children will enjoy feeding the llamas, pygmy goats, and rainbow trout! 

As you explore the camp, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the challenges and camaraderie of the loggers who toiled in the woods during the peak of the logging industry.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

Tom's Logging Camp is akin to stepping back to a camp faithfully recreated to exacting detail. And in many ways, it has the feel of a classic mid-century roadside attraction. 

Another highlight is the chance to explore the authentic camp—a horse barn, a blacksmith shop, a harness shop, a shoe shop, a horseshoeing stall, a bunkhouse, a cook shanty, and a Finnish sauna. 

These buildings are all furnished with period-appropriate items, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of those who called the woods of Minnesota their home.

Be sure to grab a souvenir at The Old Northwest Company Trading Post. This delightful gift shop features unique souvenirs and handmade crafts inspired by the region's history. It's the perfect place to find a memento of your visit or a gift for someone back home.

Tom's Logging Camp is open from early May until late fall when winter weather settles over the Twin Ports area. 

Plan a trip to Tom's Logging Camp for an immersive history lesson of a bygone era, complete with a small feeding zoo and gift shop. 

Getting There

Getting to Tom's Logging Camp from Duluth, Minnesota, is a straightforward journey:

  • From Duluth, head north on I-35 N.
  • Take exit 259 onto MN-61 N/London Rd toward North Shore.
  • After 13.5 miles, turn right onto Homestead Rd.
  • Turn left onto CSAH 61/N Shore Dr.
  • Turn left when you see the signs to Tom's Logging Camp. 
  • Address: 5797 N Shore Dr, Duluth, MN 55804.


Here are the current ticket fees:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children (ages 6-15): $4
  • Children under 6: Free

Prices are subject to change; check their website for the latest information.

Local Tips

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as you'll be exploring the camp on foot.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture the rustic charm and historical ambiance.
  • Aside from souvenirs, the gift shop has antiques from this historic era. 
  • Bring sunscreen and insect repellent if you're visiting during the summer.


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