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The Lake County Historical Society Museum

520 South Ave # 1, Two Harbors, MN
(218) 834-4898
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Type: Museums
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- Jul 22, 2014
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited after getting coupon at lighthouse. Nice displays, and great gift shop. The train outside is welk kept and a fun touch.

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Wichita, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
56 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Some nice exhibits that show you some of the history of the area. Nice gift shop attached as well. Always nice to support these local endeavors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Early july. Storms coming in but it added to the atmosphere. Loved the walk down the break and watching the ore tankers load up. Everytjing seemed larger than life.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

They have really done a good job with all of their displays and information. For the serious museum lover, I would say you would enjoy what this small town has offered here. We spent about an hour checking out the artifacts, reading about the iron ore industry, the railroad, the war, and watching a film. Well worth the $3, or... More

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

For three bucks it's worth the stop. Interesting stuff inside. Loved the history of the railroad and the two locomotives outside. The Edna was closed, so we couldn't tour her.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Housed in the old train depot, this probably isn't the experience for the "serious" museum visitor. Think small town pride with all the things Aunt Edna's family donated when she died. Still, the whole thing made me smile. I only wish it had more on the iron ore industry and it's associated railroads. They do have the first and last... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Even though the Edna G tugboat hasn't been out under it's own power since 1985, our tour guide Cheryl brought it to life for us. I find the efficient use of the space and functionality of all the equipment amazing. Cheryl explained how everything on the boat worked, how many crew and captains worked regularly, (since the boat worked everyday,... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My husband and I love museums and had never been inside this one in Two Harbors, even though we'd traveled to the area many times. The museum was FILLED with interesting displays of the area and the people who settled it. In addition, for "train-lovers," there are amazing full-size trains outside that have been used in the area. Although one... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This group has done an excellent job preserving their history. They have 4 museums that are really interesting. The Lighthouse, Edna G tug, Depot & 3M museums cost $3pp but if you buy tickets to all 4 you receive $2 off for pp. So 4 people were $40 rather than $48. On the Edna G we received an excellent tour... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

While driving the north shore we noticed a lighthouse sign in two harbors so we pulled off to find it. What a neat area! One of my boys loves trains and was in awe of the large locomotive in your outdoor display area. Wish we got his name but a gentlemen getting things ready in the morning let us get... More

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