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Legacy of the Lakes Museum

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Legacy of the Lakes Museum

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prairiefoxMn_Usa wrote a review Sep 2020
MN - USA72 contributions12 helpful votes
A nice history of the region with a great collection of vintage boats, motors, and fishing lures. The outside garden was beautiful and peaceful.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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nebtraveler wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska69 contributions13 helpful votes
The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is truly remarkable and worth the drive to see. This is a very well-curated and extensive collection of boats, many of them wooden, as well as motors, fishing gear and local boat-makers. But it's so much more, truly capturing the history of Minnesota lake living. You'll want to plan to spend several hours among the displays. The museum features a beautiful garden where there are performances and activities throughout the summer. This is so much more than a typical small-town museum. It’s a treasure for anyone who remembers summers at the lake.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from LOLMCarol, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thanks for the review! We hope you'll come back this summer and see our new exhibits!
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Thaddeus W wrote a review Oct 2019
Pella, Iowa205 contributions44 helpful votes
I wasn't sure what to expect before going into the LLM. The museum had and interesting art exhibit of a local artist. Then there were the boats. Lots and lots of boats. If you love boats you will be in ecstasy, For example, there are out boards, sleek inboards, racing boats, touring boats, even a helio-boat. If you don't have a passion for boats there are some exhibits of local history and a fabulous outside garden to explore. In my opinion, the museum is too small for the price charged. The Runestone museum next door is larger and less expensive, If you only have time for one museum the LLM comes in second place,
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from LOLMCarol, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our gardens. We think they're fabulous, too, even in the fall weather!
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109brendap wrote a review Oct 2019
Melrose, Minnesota10 contributions
I wish we would of got there sooner lots to see and learn.It was raining so we didnt get to see the flower garden but it looked very pretty from the window. the museum was very clean . The workers were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Diantha W wrote a review Aug 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah98 contributions34 helpful votes
Beautiful examples of famous lake-racing boats of the 1900s. I do not have any boating experience, but this is a very important piece of history for the state with 10,000 lakes. Well-priced. Reasonable amount of information in order to learn something without being overwhelmed. Beautiful showcases of restored watercraft--some that are one of a kind. Be sure to visit the nearby Runestone museum. Check for a discount if visiting both.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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