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Winona County Historical Society

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Quaint stopover

We stopped by on a snowy afternoon, having exhausted other attractions in town. The building itself... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Big Lake, Minnesota
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Visiting the Winona County Historical Society is a true step back in time. The museum is well... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Rocklin, California
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Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987-3461
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on a snowy afternoon, having exhausted other attractions in town. The building itself is impressive, and the stained glass window dominates the gallery. Given the age of the building, I was not sure it would be handicap accessible, but there is an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Visiting the Winona County Historical Society is a true step back in time. The museum is well organized with great displays that are beautifully housed in a 1915 Armory with lovely new additions. We were fortunate to be able to talk with two of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Historical Society has something for most (I'd say "everyone", but that might be a stretch in this day and age); there is a nice hands-on area for kids ( a tepee, a cool cave that shows how things from the past get buried, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LynneRabuse
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I really like this place. It has a lot of information about the county. Also like the fact that the blacksmith shop display is of a blacksmith stop that was own by the family of a friend of mine.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mherzberg
Reviewed April 17, 2018

The second floor gives a chronological overview of the county's history while the first floor has subject area displays such as local lumber mills, transportation and local businesses.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MNtraveler_42
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We enjoy any kind of museum and like to read every piece of information wherever we go. We spent a solid 2 hours at this museum and could have used more time. We enjoyed every bit of it! The building itself was a piece of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mom2sophiebeth
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Many good exhibits on Winona history. Emphasis on river life. Volunteers will help you research specific interest.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ACEcy
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This historical society is a treasure trove of local historical data and artifacts. What adds to the enjoyment was the plethora of information shared by conversing with the volunteers that man the museum. Don't just read and observe. Interact with the staff.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dianel103
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Lots of Winona and area history in here. We never knew this place was here. Great place for young and old. Self guided tour

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DJBaker5155
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We enjoyed the museum on a Monday and found it to be an hour and a half well spent. Tickets only $5 each.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MNAlice
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