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Legacy of the Lakes Museum

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Legacy of the Lakes Museum was absolutely wonderful! The staff were so friendly and the... read more

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Reviewed 29 August 2018
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The display of antique high-end boats was superb. Many boats of several sizes on display in two... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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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 3 weeks ago

Better than I expected. Dozens of watercraft of every description, including some antiques. The location is appropriate, with Alexandria being a major destination for water sports fans from Minnesota. Easy to find, right next to the Runestone museum. The admission fee is reasonable. Plan on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Not what I expected but still interesting. We got discount coupons from the Runestone museum so the cost was ok

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us on here and thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Legacy of the Lakes Museum was absolutely wonderful! The staff were so friendly and the presentation of the old boats, motors and everything about the area lakes was so interesting. They have done a first class job in providing the area's rich lakeland history.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Wow, you are too kind! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

The display of antique high-end boats was superb. Many boats of several sizes on display in two areas. The best part of this museum is the garden in the back. The very pretty garden is an excellent location for a wedding or other small formal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LindaK56
Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed our museum and the Legacy Gardens!

Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

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

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Carol S, General Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris S
Carol S, Manager at Legacy of the Lakes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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!

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