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Legacy of the Lakes Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beautiful boats

Beautiful examples of famous lake-racing boats of the 1900s. I do not have any boating experience... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2019
willida1128
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Excellent place to visit for boat/lake enthusiasts!

This place was great! Lots of fun history. If you are a boat/lake enthusiast you must go! Kids ages... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
kristennsean
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Champlin, Minnesota
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The Legacy of The Lakes Museum and Gardens celebrates the shared memories and experience of Minnesota lake life and preserves that legacy for future generations. Discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much...more
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205 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308-1364
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

This place was great! Lots of fun history. If you are a boat/lake enthusiast you must go! Kids ages 10 & 16 also enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thanks for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor!

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Better than I expected. Dozens of watercraft of every description, including some antiques. The location is appropriate, with Alexandria being a major destination for water sports fans from Minnesota. Easy to find, right next to the Runestone museum. The admission fee is reasonable. Plan on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thanks for the review, Dan. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Not what I expected but still interesting. We got discount coupons from the Runestone museum so the cost was ok

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us on here and thanks for visiting!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Legacy of the Lakes Museum was absolutely wonderful! The staff were so friendly and the presentation of the old boats, motors and everything about the area lakes was so interesting. They have done a first class job in providing the area's rich lakeland history.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Wow, you are too kind! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 18, 2018

The display of antique high-end boats was superb. Many boats of several sizes on display in two areas. The best part of this museum is the garden in the back. The very pretty garden is an excellent location for a wedding or other small formal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed our museum and the Legacy Gardens!

Reviewed August 10, 2018

My husband and I were blown away at the depth, breadth and fun of this Museum. The sheer number of boats and other interesting "lake" memorabilia held our interest for hours. The Gardens are beautiful and serene. Kids would get a kick out of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Wow! Thanks for your wonderful review. We appreciate your time and kind words, and are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place has an "Amazing" collection of antique boats, some models look like something out of a sci-fi movie! We were fascinated by the cases filled with miniature outboard motors. Currently, until October 31, 2018 there is also a display of amazing moving sculptures. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it.

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great museum! Even if you aren't a boat lover, it is very interesting to see all the different types and styles they on display. There are some short videos you can watch about the industry and history too. Outside in the back is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Chris. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed June 8, 2018

This was a very interesting museum with a variety of items including anitque, and vintage boats, outboard motors, fishing lures, pictures and history stories about various businesses in the area over the years. There was also a display of picture postcards depicting various locations around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!

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