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Winona County Historical Society

Winona, MN
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Winona
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a lovely museum in a combined new and lovingly restored building. The buggy collection is astounding and the riverboat display intriguing. They have a nice and substantial time line exhibit that is interesting. We found two inaccuracies regarding the history of corn and logging that we some what troubling.

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We always enjoy learning about the local history of the places we visit, and the Historical Society here has some very nice exhibits. The displays are well done, so you can see things clearly, and it's a nice mix of things. Well worth spending some time here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I could not believe it! The whole time we were there a guy (older, betw 60-70) yammered on his cell phone THE WHOLE TIME we were there! Oh, and on his SPEAKER phone too! What a jerk.

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Palm Beach Shores, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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753 reviews 753 reviews
364 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 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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