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Winona County Historical Society

Winona, MN
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Winona
Type: History Museums
Description: Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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Palm Beach Shores, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tucked into a relatively nondescript building in downtown Winona this history museum is a treasure trove of local area history. It is beautifully arranged. Displays are classy and up to date. The floor area is much bigger than one would expect seeing the building from the outside. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is free to view a changing exhibit in the beautiful new wing and $5 to view the musty, old-school exhibit on Winona's history. The volunteer at the desk purveyed history cliches and was not a great ambassador.

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Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

receently updated displays jam packed with info on the entire area see it first and plan your excursions around ithe info you will NOT be disappointed

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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is an interesting, well-organized place to start learning about Winona. Learn about the lumber and steamboat and their place in the city's history.

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Winona, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The exhibits are interesting and the have an interactive part for kids that mine really enjoyed. Two thumbs up!

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Harlowton, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was nice to see the new expansion of the museum. Everyone was very helpful and the displays were well done. It is a museum children can enjoy too. I would like to see more displays though as I know there is a lot of artifacts store there.

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Sydney, Australia
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648 reviews 648 reviews
314 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A wide variety of exhibits and the history of Winona is contained in this museum. Tableaus showing how the town used to be and a display of locally made canoes makes this museum worth an hour of your time.

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wazata, mn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we went to the cemetery walk this past weekend in Winona. what a great time we all had! it was so informative and fun. we will be back for sure next year. if you are in Winona in October, do not , do not!! miss this activity it is truly a fun afternoon!

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Winona, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the best historical societies you'll ever see. Great displays and interesting artifacts.Wonderful gifts and mementos too. Children will especially enjoy the exhibits and American Girls Dolls.

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Portland, OR
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Once upon a time this was a rich lumbertown served by the river, the railroad, and an immigrant populaiton. The architectural history from a re-creation of the hieroglyphs in a Native American cave to the mansions of the wealthy to the banks to the old courthouse to the businesses in the old town is fascinating. The Laird addition has opened... More

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