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Winona County Historical Society

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Address: 160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987
Phone Number: 454-2723
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the...
Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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Very nice county museum

I recently re-visited our County Museum, and I was happy with what I saw. I'm someone who could spend forever looking at the little signs on historical items, and there are a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently re-visited our County Museum, and I was happy with what I saw. I'm someone who could spend forever looking at the little signs on historical items, and there are a lot of historical items to look at here. The majority of the items are in two floors of an old armory building. It is old, and it is... More 

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Cattaraugus, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is remarkably well done and managed, for a small-town historical society. The facility itself (the old armory in town) is attractive, there is lots of space, and the exhibits are well presented and curated. You can learn a lot about the past of Winona and its environs. You may decide that you like the past better than the... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

lovely building, lovely location downtown. definitely worth a walk through, a good history of the area, fascinating. we visited during the special woodworkers exhibit in the lobby. this is a must see for those who love beautifully crafted wood furniture, artistic, and traditional, just wonderful surprise.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The town of Winona has much to offer its tourists and this great county historical museum is a key attraction to visit. Many interesting artifacts are displayed in well planned and fun-for-kids exhibits. Good use of interactive exhibits makes this a dynamic and enjoyable place to learn about the county's interesting history. A great gift shop is also on-site and... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Downtown Winona is amazingly interesting and the History Centre gives you a real feel for the place. Make sure to pick up the leaflet "Explore historic Downtown Winona" A massive fire on Independence day 1862 destroyed virtually all the buildings downtown and it rose from the ashes with some fantastic buildings. The Verkins building on third street and the Choate... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being a serious history buff that has traveled (some would say) extensively, I am always impressed with Winona's History Center. It is far better than many of the state history centers I've seen and also as good as, if not better than several national centers I've seen abroad. If you're interested in history and you're in the Winona area be... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were very surprised by the depth and quality of this museum. Many artifacts of regional interest, charmingly displayed and thoughtfully described. Would be wonderful to add a few more interactive exhibits for children -- our 7 year old daughter loved the steamboat and the cave, and she was looking around for more opportunities to step back into river history.... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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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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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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Additional Information about Winona County Historical Society

Address: 160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987
Phone Number: 454-2723
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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