Star Mound School Museum
After only a 20-minute drive from Crystal City, you can step into the past in an 1886 completely restored one-room school house. It is located on a high mound-moraine left by the ice age. The panoramic view from this height itself is worth the drive. In the surrounding playground is an ancient native burial site formed in the shape of a beaver. Open dawn to dusk, late April to October, you may visit at will, or phone Joan Wheeler at 873-2600 for a tour or information. At dusk on July 1st, you can come out to watch an amazing display of fireworks, and enjoy a hot dog and snack.