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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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Best County Historical Museum I've Seen

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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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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