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If you're in the area, Legacy of the Lakes Museum is a must for all ages

My husband and I were blown away at the depth, breadth and fun of this Museum. The sheer number of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mountaintrekker1234
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Best Boat Museum Ever

This place has an "Amazing" collection of antique boats, some models look like something out of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
moretripsplanned
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Minneapolis, MN
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The Legacy of The Lakes Museum and Gardens celebrates the shared memories and experience of Minnesota lake life and preserves that legacy for future generations. Discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much...more
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205 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308-1364
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I were blown away at the depth, breadth and fun of this Museum. The sheer number of boats and other interesting "lake" memorabilia held our interest for hours. The Gardens are beautiful and serene. Kids would get a kick out of the...More

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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thanks for your wonderful review. We appreciate your time and kind words, and are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an "Amazing" collection of antique boats, some models look like something out of a sci-fi movie! We were fascinated by the cases filled with miniature outboard motors. Currently, until October 31, 2018 there is also a display of amazing moving sculptures. There...More

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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum! Even if you aren't a boat lover, it is very interesting to see all the different types and styles they on display. There are some short videos you can watch about the industry and history too. Outside in the back is a beautiful...More

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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Chris. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 9 June 2018

This was a very interesting museum with a variety of items including anitque, and vintage boats, outboard motors, fishing lures, pictures and history stories about various businesses in the area over the years. There was also a display of picture postcards depicting various locations around...More

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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I was amazed with the quality of displays contained herein. The attention to detail with cleaning and upkeep is notable as well as the variety and amount of items. You will not be disappointed in a visit here.

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Bruce O, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stop and hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We have gone several times and each time is better than the time before. They change the boats and exhibits that they have, so there is always something new. Plus there is so much to see that my biggest complaint is that I plan to...More

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Bruce O, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks for stopping by multiple times. We work hard to make sure there are new things for folks to see each year. Hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We LOVED this museum! It showed antique, classic, and vintage wooden boats from the late 1800's to the 1970's. The museum is beautifully arranged and incredibly clean as well as having very friendly staff! We'd highly recommend this museum to kids - age 10 and...More

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Bruce O, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We appreciate your kind words. Thanks for taking the time to review us on here. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nicley done. This exhibit showed various buildings and lifestyles of early settlers from a school room, a home, a church and then there was an extensive site of farm equipment and boats.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Maybe it was because my dad built his own boat, or because my husband loves to fish, this was a great experience. The gardens were lovely as well.

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Bruce O, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. It is always fun to find a personal connection to boats, lakes, etc. Thanks for taking the time to review us on here!

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome if you have any interest in boats. Who knew there are boats that look like classic Cadillac cars! The displays are well done. Great garden area as well.

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Bruce O, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Our fiberglass collection is pretty cool! Thanks for giving us a review and stopping by!

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