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Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum

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Address: 206 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320-759-1114
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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All aboard when you are bored (or rained out)!

We have been to Alexandria four times and have always passed by this museum. Our last trip had some cool and wet weather, so we decided to spend the early afternoon at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have been to Alexandria four times and have always passed by this museum. Our last trip had some cool and wet weather, so we decided to spend the early afternoon at the museum. The current photography exhibit is worth the admission price. WATCH the video AFTER you look at the photos. We watched it before and it took away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a lot of fun! Boat displays were awesome! Garden behind museum is amazing and is a great piece of landscaping.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're into boats this is theplace for great boat history.Really liked the videos that were available to watch Learned a lot and enjoyed it. Gardens behind are beautiful.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had not planned to stop here, but when I left the nearby Runestone Museum it was pouring rain so I decided to visit this museum and was so glad I did. This museum only opened in 2005 but it has an amazing array of exhibits on a variety of subjects-beautifully restored wooden boats, history of resorts in the area,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A very interesting museum with a great variety of historic, unique boats and fishing collections. Everything is displayed very well and we actually went through twice because we didn't notice everything the first time (hint - look up as there are several boats suspended from the ceiling). If you have a smartphone, make sure you have a QR reader app... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful displays of boats and history of the Alexandria Lakes Area. The Gardens with the stream running through it are beautiful. The museum hosts great concerts in the summer.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place has it all...history, beautiful and unique boats, fishing and resort memorabilia, a wonderful garden amid ponds with a stage where special musical events occur throughout the summer and even a special photography exhibit for the summer of 2015. Bring the kids too...there's a fun activity for them to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This museum is just wonderful. The boats, of course, are the main event, but the museum itself is just beautiful. And the grounds in the back of the museum are fantastic. I highly recommend this as a must-see stop if you are in the Alex area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit during my recent trip to Alexandria. Their amazing collection of gorgeous wood boats, the beautiful gardens and the warm, knowledgable staff... I was blown away. They also had a special exhibit by a MN photographer that was truly incredible. There is really something here for everyone to enjoy and it was definitely a highlight... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Excellent visit, strongly recommend it to everyone. Fantastic display of vintage boats, boating related equipment, fishing tackle etc.

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