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Mower County Historical Society

1303 6th Ave SW, Austin, MN 55912-2472
+1 507-437-6082
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Getting better!

I was here five years ago and thought the exhibits were very old and tired - I returned yesterday... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Joe G
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Stuck in 1960s

It is laid out is multiple buildings that are not child friendly. The labels read like a tribute... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
museumfan68
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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 Aug 2016
“Getting better!”
4 Jun 2016
“Stuck in 1960s”
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1303 6th Ave SW, Austin, MN 55912-2472
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I was here five years ago and thought the exhibits were very old and tired - I returned yesterday and find many of the same items that were there before, but with new presentation materials and settings, thus making for a greatly improved museum experience....More

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Reviewed 4 June 2016

It is laid out is multiple buildings that are not child friendly. The labels read like a tribute to the donor but tells nothing of the object. There really isn't any exhibits but buildings full of collections that are not cared for to a high...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The site on the Mower County Fair Grounds houses a collection that is one of the larger collections in Southern Minnesota. It has a railroad collection with a steam engine, passenger car, caboose and other equipment. The site has some of the oldest buildings in...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very interesting history for everyone to see. We went during the fair. It was a good time. Doesn't coat anything to get in. You can go from building to building. Read all all the old photos, and old memorabilia.

1  Thank sheila55912
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

We toured the Mower County Historical Society on a recent trip to Austin. The tour was informative and they have a lot of interesting historical pieces from the area. The person who took us on the tour happened to be the executive director so he...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This was a series of very small buildings, all located on the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin. We tried to visit during the county fair, and were stopped from entering for two reasons: 1. The website said this opened at 10:00am. We got there at...More

Thank aims4usa
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The historical society is hidden away on the fair grounds. The collections are stored in multiple buildings that are not climate controlled. While there is a lot to see the labels are out of date. The labels read more of a tribute to the person...More

Thank MuseumFan01
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

I grew up in Mower County but there is SO much I never knew! Our guide was terrific and just as enthusiastic as we were. My brothers and I had a great time and will likely be back with our families in the future.

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Reviewed 7 November 2014

The Mower County Historical Society is a fun place to wander through - and there is so much to see! The complex includes something like 16 separate themed buildings and outdoor exhibits, and each one is packed with interesting artifacts. I love the newest exhibit,...More

1  Thank Eileen C
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

The museum is located near the fairgrounds, has many buildings, and great number of exhibits. You can visit the school, church, blacksmith shop, carriage house, WWII building. For a small town, Austin has a fantastic museum. Funded mostly by donations, it is an excellent place...More

2  Thank Joan G
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