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“If you enjoy classic motorboats....”

Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“If you enjoy classic motorboats....”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We didn't know what to expect at this little gem of a museum...but were wonderfully surprised by the extensive collection of classic motor boars in fabulous condition from the 1940's, '50s and '60s....along with all sorts of hunting and fishing boats, motors and the history of the Erickson Boatyard. Plus there is a lovely waterfall garden out back. It brought back lots of fun childhood memories and for the younger generation...they will be impressed on how beautiful motorboats were crafted back then. Fun for the whole family...and very small fee to get in.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Classic Boats”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I don't know anything about boats but this museum is still very interesting as it has assembled a vintage collection of early boats including Chris Crafts. Any boat lover travelling through the area should stop here for a visit. Also, the personnel were very helpful and enthusiastic about their exhibits.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank trailman1943
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ALEXANDRIA
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum--it has a neat variety of antique boats, along with historic information about the lakes and boating. Interesting displays on old hotels, cottages, fishing lures, motors, etc. The Maritime Gardens just opened--a pretty area right outside the museum. The little gift shop has some nice quality gift items, too.

Visited September 2012
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Thank SJS201158
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lots of History and Cool Boats”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

A Nice way to spend an hour or so. Lots of old boats to look at, as well as a room with old fishing lures. Several video stations to watch also. Pretty neat, even if your not into fishing or boating or duck hunting, still very interesting.

Visited August 2012
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Winnetka, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Museum in Minnesota!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Amazing collection of wooden boats. Well worth the drive. Great fishing and old resort memorabilia.

Visited July 2012
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Thank ann m
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