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Mower County Historical Society

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Missed connection but still great

I stumbled across this site while making walk around the neighborhood while in the area for a... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Aurora, Colorado
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Good for fun

This property have good exhibition fir kids. Enough education method and skill. That good for... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Shenzhen, China
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Sep 30, 2018
“Missed connection but still great”
Sep 4, 2018
“Good for fun”
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1303 6th Ave SW, Austin, MN 55912-2472
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled across this site while making walk around the neighborhood while in the area for a wedding. Unfortunately I flung this place on a Sunday afternoon and they were not open. I was happy that gate was open so I could still wander around...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This property have good exhibition fir kids. Enough education method and skill. That good for family.

Thank kennieong1970
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The new Vietnam Exhibit is excellent. Great artifacts on display from local veterans. The Vietnam Wall and Huey Helicopter were great.

Thank rj4star69
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I was here five years ago and thought the exhibits were very old and tired - I returned yesterday and find many of the same items that were there before, but with new presentation materials and settings, thus making for a greatly improved museum experience....More

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed June 4, 2016

It is laid out is multiple buildings that are not child friendly. The labels read like a tribute to the donor but tells nothing of the object. There really isn't any exhibits but buildings full of collections that are not cared for to a high...More

Thank museumfan68
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The site on the Mower County Fair Grounds houses a collection that is one of the larger collections in Southern Minnesota. It has a railroad collection with a steam engine, passenger car, caboose and other equipment. The site has some of the oldest buildings in...More

Thank jamesbJ1481MA
Reviewed March 19, 2016

Very interesting history for everyone to see. We went during the fair. It was a good time. Doesn't coat anything to get in. You can go from building to building. Read all all the old photos, and old memorabilia.

1  Thank sheila55912
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We toured the Mower County Historical Society on a recent trip to Austin. The tour was informative and they have a lot of interesting historical pieces from the area. The person who took us on the tour happened to be the executive director so he...More

1  Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a series of very small buildings, all located on the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin. We tried to visit during the county fair, and were stopped from entering for two reasons: 1. The website said this opened at 10:00am. We got there at...More

Thank aims4usa
Reviewed June 24, 2015

The historical society is hidden away on the fair grounds. The collections are stored in multiple buildings that are not climate controlled. While there is a lot to see the labels are out of date. The labels read more of a tribute to the person...More

Thank MuseumFan01
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