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Harkin Store Historic Site

Address: P.O. Box 112, Hwy 21, New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone Number: 507-354-8666; 507-934-2160
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in New Ulm
Type: Historic Sites, Shops, Cultural
Owner description: Old-fashioned general store from the late 1800s.
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Type: Historic Sites, Shops, Cultural
Owner description: Old-fashioned general store from the late 1800s.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place was a little hard to find from the maps. Google led us to a dead end. Follow the signs on the road. Workers at the museum are very knowledgeable about the history and period. The stuff they carried was very interesting. I wold recommend this attraction. Also visit New Ulm.

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Buffalo Lake Mn.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A very interesting old general store. On the Minnesota river, and a very scenic, winding, river road.

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Minneapolis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Harkin Store is a unique place, a general store and post office with much of its' original stock still intact. It's hard to imagine the little town that once was, but the costumed guides will gladly give the history and explain all of the things in the store. My children enjoyed a game of checkers on a 114-year old... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love to visit the Harkin Store while riding the scenic "bottom road" in summer. My family used to shop there back in the late 1800's so it's part of my family history. The music and other activities add to the fun.

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Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small museum that has lots of special events on many weekends during the summer. Niot open in the off season

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Embarrass, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A beautiful drive a few miles outside of New Ulm along the river begins the trip back in time. This store is filled with authentic and much ORIGINAL goods from the late 1800s. The store clerk was extremely friendly and chatted with both my children about life in the time period. She was happy to show us glasses, sewing supplies,... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Enjoyed the friendly staff who explained the history of the Harkin Store. Great little gift shop. Portapotties if you must (and we did). A brief but enjoyable stop. Minnesota Historical Societ members get in free.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It's original, all right. Many itmes in this store are from the original store back in the late 1800s. We had an elderly man who was the tour guide and he explained many things to us and answered all our questions, too. Very much worth the trip there.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a cool little place. There is much history packed into one little shop. Depending on the weekend you go, you will find ice cream, or whittlers, or story telling, quilting. Place literally looks like someone just walked out of the door one day 100 years ago and now they opened it back up. Beautiful drive to the site.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

It was interesting, but not as great as we had hoped. Story telling was good. Not much to see. Not young child friendly.

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