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Address: N 4th Street & Minnesota Street, New Ulm, MN
Description: This 45-foot, free-standing, musical clock is one of a rare breed.

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We happened to hit downtown right at 3pm so joined the crowd to see the glockenspiel. It was fun to watch the characters spin around. It felt very quaint to sit in the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My first trip to New Ulm was to see the "famous" Glockenspiel. I was disappointed then and still am now. Luckily that trip led me to discovering many other things in New Ulm that I do love. My wife and I stop by to take a selfie in front of the Glockenspiel as a joke.

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Mpls., MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was very special to see the Glockenspiel that everyone in the town is so proud of. The music and revolving characters that come out to greet you will put a smile on your face!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We happened to hit downtown right at 3pm so joined the crowd to see the glockenspiel. It was fun to watch the characters spin around. It felt very quaint to sit in the little plaza with others just enjoying this unique feature.

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really enjoyed the show there was benches sitting facing the glockenspiel . There were lots of people sitting around watching the show. Me and my wife enjoyed it but our 15 year old was bored at the 9 minute show. We enjoyed icy though

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

What else are you gonna do in New Ulm? You could tour the 3M plant but I don't think they give away free samples. You could check out the Schell brewery, where they definitely do give out free samples. You could check out the German/Minnesota BBQ (which in my opinion you only need to do once). But the one thing... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So beautiful to hear. Worth waiting for. Drive through town with the windows down so you don't miss the music!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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84 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Glockenspiel has multiple tableaus that spin on the large disk that emerges from the closed doors and the park offers seating under lovely old trees next to a very Bavarian decorated street. The show is long, but includes a wonderful mix of songs and is a delightful and restful way to spend a half hour.

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Princeton, United States
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43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really liked this. It was the first time that we had ever seen a clock that played music like a big cuckoo clock. We went at noon and watched it for about 15 minutes while the stuff was moving. Really nice little park and easy to find.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were in town visiting relatives and went on a Wednesday night. Only two other people in the restaurant, which was hot & sticky, with one very nice & friendly waitress but she was very slow. We were there for over 2 hours. The brauts are not authentic and are not made on premises. I expected more from a family... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Check out the glockenspiel "show" that occurs multiple times a day at this historic New Ulm site. A nice stop on any adventure!

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