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Merchants Bank

102 E. 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987
507 457 1100
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Winona
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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Palm Beach Shores, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Merchants bank has an amazing old time feel to it but it has all the modern technology and processes of a much larger banking system. This bank still treats people as neighbors and is willing to work with you on a personal level.

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Springfield, Missouri
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Winona, Minn., was the most pleasant surprise of our vacation this summer. I picked it just because it was the right driving distance from one point to another and had a motel in the rewards program we used. From the time we entered the town from the north on Highway 61, were were charmed by the bluffs on our fight,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've been with 4 banks in my life and have I never been treated in such a good manner of business-like yet personal treatment-thank you Merchants

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

... my recommendation! The place is gorgeous. It's s nice to see his work in this very formal framework.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We walked around the town of Winona and came upon the Merchants Bank. Very stunning architecture with the red brick.

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10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I remember this building as a kid in the fifties. A recent trip to downtown Winona brought brought those memories. It was unique then and still is. Irreplaceable part of historical architecture.

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Winona, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A beautiful piece of architecture from an era long gone, and blends in perfectly with the historic downtown of Winona. Feels like stepping back in time when you go do to your banking there and even if not a customer, you are welcome to come in and drink in the feeling of history.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you like Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany Studios, or big game hunting in Africa or just really cool buildings, you should not miss this. The bank is a real operational bank, tending to customers while also allowing tours of this very beautiful and interesting building. I wish this was our bank! Great stained glass, great architectural design and construction... More

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Portland, OR
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20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a must-see; and it's free. Go inside and marvel at the origninal building, then appreciate how the recent addition has complemented its classic style. Construction of the original building was delayed because its design was not in keeping with that of the other businesses in Winona.

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Shakopee, MN
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374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We visited on Friday, June 7, 2013. There is easy on-street parking. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and 90% of the original architecture, lighting and furnishings remain. The stained glass is magnificent! You can just walk right in and enjoy the space with no one to bother you. I guess the bankers are used to tourists.

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