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It’s located on the Mn. River

It was one of the first River Posts in our area for trade. It’s an antique building you can... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Mankato, Minnesota
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Close To Ft Ridgely...

With a story to tell from yesteryear when steamships ran the MN River to bring supplies to the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Brian N
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Savor the smells and sights of an 1870s general store as you sample the wares or try a game of checkers. When the railroad bypassed the small town of West Newton, the Harkin Store was forced to close with much of the unsold inventory still on the...more
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073-4557
+1 507-354-8666
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Drove out to see this while in New Ulm. It was fun to see an old store with its original goods. Doesn’t take much time to see the place so I’d only go if it was really an interest of yours. Not really worth $6.00...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Experience how the early pioneers traveled as they journeyed to new land west and how life was for them. Very educational!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The store is interesting, and The View is great. However, for a paid site, I was left asking is this all? The store contains original items or those of the era. There is a house connected, but admission did not include entrance to that portion.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank cuTRis
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Our GPS sent us to a wrong address in town. Other people in our group said that their GPS sent them all around the countryside and they never found Harkin Store. Get good directions before you try to find the store!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Janice F
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

It was one of the first River Posts in our area for trade. It’s an antique building you can go in & see what life was like back then. It does have a lot of steps, not easy for handicap people to get to. And,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank U9293GJpatriciab
Reviewed October 2, 2017

With a story to tell from yesteryear when steamships ran the MN River to bring supplies to the settlers. Original decor in the store, which makes one feel as though stepping back in time to the 19th Century. Interesting is an adjective which doesn't do...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Brian N
Reviewed August 27, 2017

This Minnesota Historic site is a step back in time on a beautiful county road (think motorcycle or convertible) on a county road following the Minnesota River. The store has all sorts of interesting artifacts and merchandise form when this was bustling little business district...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Not every day we can step in an original store in its original location. The guide explained everything. Worth the small admission which I'm sure helps with maintenance and upkeep.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank VHS-65
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Our destination was the Harkin Store and I'm glad we stopped. It was a quick visit and you can plan to spend about a half hour there. Although there isn't that much to see it was a good learning experience about the Harkin family and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TBPhineas
Reviewed August 4, 2017

This museum, which has a narrated presentation and opportunity for questions, brings alive the 1880's experience. The store has preserved much of the ambiance of the original, including the actual items that were sold. There is also a gift shop.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Bruce H
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