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“You should see this if you love history.”

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

This is a very interesting place to visit. You can take your time and go at your own pace. There is some very interesting things to see, Then take so nice products home with you from the gift store. I would love to see them give tours of the rest of the building as it is so old and storied. Probable won't happen in my lifetime unfortunately.

3  Thank Brad L
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great choice for a brief vacation stop. Interesting history and friendly curators. Good gifts, for those needing souvenirs or supplies.

Thank ajritchie
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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!

Thank Minnesota_girl55104
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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!

1  Thank WoodsyGinger
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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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