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“Step back in time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merchants Bank

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
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Winona Lake, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
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.

Visited March 2013
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“WOW! And it is a working bank!”
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 and interesting exhibits to boot. The stone work is as good as I have seen anywhere in green and gray. Offices and conference rooms were open for viewing. A large collection of big game and the guns used to kill them is also well displayed.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, OR
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Classic Prairie Architecture from a 100 Years Ago”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Shakopee, MN
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“Frank Lloyd Wright designed bank”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Minnesota
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“Small town bank, great service”
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

Visited April 2012
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