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Address: 520 South Ave # 1, Two Harbors, MN
Phone Number: (218) 834-4898
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Light house and museum

We actuly parked in Lake view park, and took the foot path, Lake view walk, around the bay, with breath taking views over the bay, and in mid fall, the leaves and surroundings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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Zhuhai, China
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Zhuhai, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We actuly parked in Lake view park, and took the foot path, Lake view walk, around the bay, with breath taking views over the bay, and in mid fall, the leaves and surroundings were beautiful. On our way through the trees we came across some grazing deer, which, ignored us completely, so we took the time to take some great... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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27 reviews 27 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
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Garwin, Iowa
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140 reviews 140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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