Crosslake area Historical Society, Museum, Grounds and Historic Village


Located on the east side of CSAH 3 and showcasing the surroundings of the Lakes Area’s first residents, these buildings include: 1) The Ideal Schoolhouse, erected in 1897 on the site of the present day Ideal Fire Station and Community Center. 2) The First Crosslake Town Hall, built in 1923. 3) Several log homesteads, restored and furnished by Society volunteers. Open to visitors weekends 11:00am-4:00pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. See it featured on the first series of Paul Bunyan playing cards.  Read more at the Crosslake Area Historical Society.
Photo credits: Rod Nelson; Paul Stafford, Explore Minnesota Tourism


Latitude: 46.668459
Longitude: -94.110389