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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 6, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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66 helpful votes 66 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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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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Lake County Historical Society is doing a fantastic job in making the history of this area come alive. Treat yourself to spending some time in Two Harbors finding out about the area.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We loved the military displays, and the locomotives and other transport items outdoors. Very friendly staff.

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