DescriptionThe only U.S. port on 317,000-acre Lake of the Woods, Warroad was once home to a large community of Chippewa Indians. A prolonged battle between the Chippewa and Sioux over control of the lake's rice fields created a “war road” along the Red and Roseau rivers. The Warroad Heritage Center and Museum in the town library, 201 Main Ave. N.E., chronicles this history; phone (218) 386-2500.
Exhibits also pay homage to Warroad's modern nickname, “Hockeytown, USA.” The town has produced half a dozen Olympic gold-medal hockey players and four inductees into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Warroad is also the northernmost point of the 200-mile Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, which connects 45 viewing sites permitting observation of some 275 bird species, including the northern goshawk, ruffed grouse and snowy owl.
Visitor InfoWarroad Area Chamber of Commerce 311 State Ave. WARROAD, MN 56763. Phone:(218)386-3543 or (800)328-4455
Things to SeeWm. S. Marvin Training and Visitor Center