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Harkin Store Historic Site

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Address: 66250 Co Rd 21, New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone Number: 507-354-8666; 507-934-2160
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Description: Old-fashioned general store from the late 1800s.

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You must pay $6.00 to walk into this dark, dusty store, but the woman who works there knows her stuff. She can tell you just about anything you want to know about the area from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Angela T
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Spring Green, Wisconsin

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Lake Benton, Minnesota
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Poor lighting. It was difficult to see exhibits. There was to be a special setting for Christmas in July according to New Ulm Newspaper and there was nothing. We were so disappointed.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The store was fascinating, the staff were not. The first volunteer we met made darn sure none of us wandered further than the porch whie they ran my husband credit card. Not to worry as the volunteer inside seemed annoyed visitors had come and wasn't going to start regurgitation her memorized speech until everyone was in the store. IT was... More 

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You must pay $6.00 to walk into this dark, dusty store, but the woman who works there knows her stuff. She can tell you just about anything you want to know about the area from 1850 to current times. Interesting finds, and inexpensive souvenirs for your children.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff, dtessed in period attire, are extremely knowledegable about the Harkin Store's history, as well as the local events of the time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

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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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 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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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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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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Address: 66250 Co Rd 21, New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone Number: 507-354-8666; 507-934-2160
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  New Ulm

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