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Merchants Bank

102 E. 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987
507 457 1100
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Winona
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

... 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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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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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 Lake, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 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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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I have all my accounts at Merchants. They have a arrangement with all Kwik Trips so that you can get money from their ATMs without any service charges. Still have a person answer their phones when you call. They continue to invest in small town USA

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

If you like Frank Lloyd Wright this is worth pulling into Winona to see. Beautifully preserved building that still functions as it was originally designed...a bank.

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