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Hinckley Fire Museum

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106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
+1 320-384-7338
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It's a small museum, but we learned a lot!

Growing up in Minnesota, I had always known there had been a big fire in Hinckley years ago. I had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kara C
frightening story

it is hard not to put yourself in the path of this fire when you see the thoughts and reactions of... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Lowell H
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Museum dedicated to informing visitors about the fatal fire and tornado that claimed the lives of more than 400 people in Hinckley, Minn.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“train depot” (4 reviews)
“square miles” (2 reviews)
“four hours” (2 reviews)
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106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up in Minnesota, I had always known there had been a big fire in Hinckley years ago. I had no idea all of the amazing and devastating details! The museum is in an old train depot that is part of the story with the...More

Thank Kara C
Reviewed July 14, 2017

it is hard not to put yourself in the path of this fire when you see the thoughts and reactions of these people who lived through it. A very moving and informative museum

Thank Lowell H
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Had recently read Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel Brown about the firestorm - that's a must read also! Liked putting together much of what I read with the displays and film. Nicely done museum.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Excellent little museum, relatively well curated, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff/volunteers. Be sure not to miss the short film, and the little relief house in the parking lot.

Thank katydog
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Telegraph operator at the railroad station, Thomas Dunn, waited for orders that never came. He was just one of many who perished that September day in 1894. In just about 4 hours the fire destroyed several towns in an area covering 480 square miles. The...More

Thank pskruse
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I first went here when I was 7 years old, but I don't remember much about it, This museum does a wonderful job explaining one of the most tragic events in Minnesota history. The displays of artifacts found with those who were living in the...More

Thank MNgirl3309
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Almost everyone knows about the Chicago fire: Mrs. O'Leary's cow supposedly kick over a lantern that resulted the two day Chicago fire. The Hinckley museum has got that beat. The fire museum in Hinckley is in many ways typical of a lot of Midwest museums:...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We visited the Hinkley fire museum and found that the facility, descriptive video, and exhibits transported us in our imagination back in time to what must have been a panic filled community suffering through an unimaginable tragedy. The building condition has been preserved in its...More

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Interesting displays, This is a must see if in the area and of interest to all ages. Artifacts, photos, and a good film to watch.

Thank Revwarnut
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Packed with full background information on how the great firestorm began, the extent of the damage, loss of life and village homes. I had no idea how high the flames went and how far away people saw the flames. Suppirt for people to rebuild came...More

1  Thank TheRealZena
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