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Address: 1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1093
Phone Number: 2187366038
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Only 5 dollars a person to get in. I enjoyed the walk through history of ottertail county. My 21 year old daughter and myself for allot out of it. I would go again sometime... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
amorace
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Only 5 dollars a person to get in. I enjoyed the walk through history of ottertail county. My 21 year old daughter and myself for allot out of it. I would go again sometime. I do think any age would enjoy some part of it

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Every exhibit, from the long term major exhibit to the short term special exhibits are so very well done and very informative. However, you cannot just rate the Museum proper, because it houses the Historical Society, which provides so much more ...explore your ancestry or that of a friend in the County...delve into the history of the area....chat with extremely... More 

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you like to check out local museums you'll love this one. Real nice permanent displays featuring the history of Otter Tail County. Temporary display/features are also very interesting and change a couple of times a year. This is also a good resource for researching the newspaper archive and genealogy. The museum has a full-time director and staff as well... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Great museum of the area. Interesting displays and friendly staff. Visited during Kirkbride exhibit several times. Unique history in Fergus Falls.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Disappointing that the museum isn't open on Saturdays. For those of us that work can't enjoy this. it would also be nice for travelers to be open on weekends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

my kids 8 7 3 wife and I went . They all weren't excited about it but once we were inside and started the scavenger hunt it provided a solid hour of fun and education all wrapped into one. fantastic place!

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

It went on and on with many rooms - cute vignettes in each one. While most exhibits were not interactive, they are modernizing as they can, with pull out drawers displaying more of the collection, especially beautiful Ojibwe beadwork. A really nice overview of the history of the entire county.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

The museum not only holds a great on going Ottertail County Museum exhibit, but multiple traveling exhibits....and even invites a farmers market to their front lawn weekly in the summer. Worth the stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

My family roots are in Fergus Falls so I really get a sense of home when there ! My cousin and I try to visit often as it has a wonderful Genealogy Library next to the history museum. Museum is FULL of authentic artifacts from far back. Thanks for all of the workers there !!

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Heritage and history of Ottertail County are brought to life at the Otter Tail County Museum. Whether it be the glow in the window of a model frontier cabin or the sounds of wildlife indigenous to lakes and prairies, the OTC Museum puts you in the midst of another time and place. Some museums are just warehouses of "stuff". But... More 

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