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Hinckley Fire Museum

106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
+1 320-384-7338
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Intersting and Informative

Have driven through Hinckley many times, vowing to stop "sometime" to learn more about the Great... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
It's a small museum, but we learned a lot!

Growing up in Minnesota, I had always known there had been a big fire in Hinckley years ago. I had... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Kara C
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Museum dedicated to informing visitors about the fatal fire and tornado that claimed the lives of more than 400 people in Hinckley, Minn.
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  • Average8%
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“train depot” (4 reviews)
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106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
+1 320-384-7338
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Have driven through Hinckley many times, vowing to stop "sometime" to learn more about the Great Hinckley Fire. So glad we finally carved out an hour to visit this wonderful museum. We learned much about this significant event in MN history. A variety of formats...More

Thank ALBR55
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Growing up in Minnesota, I had always known there had been a big fire in Hinckley years ago. I had no idea all of the amazing and devastating details! The museum is in an old train depot that is part of the story with the...More

Thank Kara C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

it is hard not to put yourself in the path of this fire when you see the thoughts and reactions of these people who lived through it. A very moving and informative museum

Thank Lowell H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had recently read Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel Brown about the firestorm - that's a must read also! Liked putting together much of what I read with the displays and film. Nicely done museum.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent little museum, relatively well curated, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff/volunteers. Be sure not to miss the short film, and the little relief house in the parking lot.

Thank katydog
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Telegraph operator at the railroad station, Thomas Dunn, waited for orders that never came. He was just one of many who perished that September day in 1894. In just about 4 hours the fire destroyed several towns in an area covering 480 square miles. The...More

Thank pskruse
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I first went here when I was 7 years old, but I don't remember much about it, This museum does a wonderful job explaining one of the most tragic events in Minnesota history. The displays of artifacts found with those who were living in the...More

Thank MNgirl3309
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Almost everyone knows about the Chicago fire: Mrs. O'Leary's cow supposedly kick over a lantern that resulted the two day Chicago fire. The Hinckley museum has got that beat. The fire museum in Hinckley is in many ways typical of a lot of Midwest museums:...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We visited the Hinkley fire museum and found that the facility, descriptive video, and exhibits transported us in our imagination back in time to what must have been a panic filled community suffering through an unimaginable tragedy. The building condition has been preserved in its...More

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Interesting displays, This is a must see if in the area and of interest to all ages. Artifacts, photos, and a good film to watch.

Thank Revwarnut
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