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“Fun and interesting”

Watkins Museum and Store
Ranked #7 of 28 things to do in Winona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I remember the Watkins salesman coming to our farm when I was a child. Loved visiting this museum and reminiscing about those times. Definitely a trip back in time! Great displays, and free!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday for a quick 30 minutes visit. The free, self guided tour of the museum tour was a step back in time. It is interesting to compare the modern packaging and products to the old packaging and products. Grabbed a few practical items at the gift shop and we were on our way. Love the beef gravy! Don't forget to check out the floor! So cool!

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

It doesn't look like much when you walk in, but it quickly takes you back in time as you delight in the old bottles and tins of the products of yesteryear. Take the time to read them and be entertained! The woman who waited on us was, like the rest of the Winonaites we encountered, wonderfully friendly and talkative. I purchased more products than I intended because they were charming and useful. Yes I could have found them online or in another store closer to home, but it was much more fun to buy them at the source.

Thank DOCJane
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A definite stop on Winona. The history and product history here are worth viewing. Of, and it's a free stop unless you decide to purchase one of their fantastic products!

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We stopped in because we enjoy any kind of museum, and this one was free, so it was even more appealing. This was a nice small museum in a cool historic building that gives a thorough timeline of the Watkins company. We enjoyed learning about this historic Minnesota company that is still in operation today, making products we've used without even realizing they originated in Winona. It was nice to be able to sample some products at the end and have the opportunity to purchase some at the gift shop on the way out.

Thank mom2sophiebeth
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