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

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History at its finest

Great if you are in town for the day the park is beautiful and so close to shopping close to restaurants as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Thomas W
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Sleepy Eye
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Sleepy Eye
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great if you are in town for the day the park is beautiful and so close to shopping close to restaurants as well

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Thank Thomas W
New Ulm, Minnesota
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

its a big clock not much else to see was a little disappointed ofr all the talk just nothing there boring

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Thank dcpita
Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't quite what I expected but it was neat. It plays music with the bells and little German guys pop out and go around. I think they need to tune to bells though if you even can. It was really out of tune.

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Thank MNJean
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you are there at the appointed time to see the little show, then why not? Cheesy and questionably musical, it is still kinda fun.

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Thank CarmellaAnne
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are in downtown New Ulm close to the schedules time (noon, 3, 5), it's worth seeing. There are some boards in the park with the background of the piece. It runs for 10 mins or so. At least that's how long we hung around listening to it before we left.

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Thank AndyB5542
Chicago
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I've seen the glockenspiel in Munich and understandably this was a little disappointing comparatively. It was a 12 minute show with the dancers going in circles to the music. Bells were a bit out of tune. I wouldn't go out of your way to see if, but if you are in New Ulm with time, my kids enjoyed it.

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Thank lahardy96
Austin, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

LOTS of travelers were sitting on the benches relaxing to this unique musical clock of German heritage.

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1 Thank Lisa D
St. George, Utah
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Enjoyed the music and dancers coming out...was a beautiful day in a beautiful city...wish it played more often tho...nice seating....very relaxing

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1 Thank eun415
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Showtimes are at noon, 3PM and 5PM. Performances last 15 minutes. Some characters in the rotating stage were missing. Some of the bells have lost their timber and "clunk", rather than chime. Had seen enough after 5 minutes!

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1 Thank CDRKMP
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

While the history behind the Glockenspiel is impressive, the actual clock is just that, a big clock. The bells ring and some figures rotate, it's not really that exciting. You'd be better off heading up towards the hospital and walking up 'The Way of the Cross'.

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