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Harkin Store

66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073-4557
+1 507-354-8666
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A step back in time!

For only $6 per person, I received a history lesson on family who owned the store, the 1870 town... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evansville, Indiana
Quick stop along the scenic byway

There's a lot to see in a small space. Interesting story but most of the items claimed to be... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
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Savor the smells and sights of an 1870s general store as you sample the wares or try a game of checkers. When the railroad bypassed the small town of West Newton, the Harkin Store was forced to close with much of the unsold inventory still on the shelves, where it remains today.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, MN 56073-4557
+1 507-354-8666
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For only $6 per person, I received a history lesson on family who owned the store, the 1870 town that once stood there, it's demise, and a grand look around inside where almost half the items displayed there are the original item. Attached gift shop,...More

1  Thank sandy030764
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

There's a lot to see in a small space. Interesting story but most of the items claimed to be original are replicas. Plan for about 15 minutes.

1  Thank LWork
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Interesting store back at the turn of the century late 1800's with a lot of original merchandise from the time period. Small but worth stopping in.,

1  Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 24 October 2016

One of our favorite stops in New Ulm. Very fascinating history and museum. Great little gift shop and beautiful countryside and drive.

2  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Being part of the MN History Museum, they charge $6/person to go into a one room "store." Even though we made the drive out, it wasn't worth the extra expense so we left.

1  Thank Rogersmama
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Its a short drive away from New Ulm, but a cute little old timey store set up along the river like it was in the "olden days". They have a little gift shop too. The kids got a kick out of it.

1  Thank Tasia H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Take a trip back in time. Great stop for the whole family. Knowledgeable guides can usually answer most any questions about this historical General Store.

1  Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was a hot, humid,sticky day at Harkin Store. The parking area is in front of the store, but across the road. To get to the store, you need to cross the road and climb a rather long set of stairs. As we were contemplating...More

1  Thank Sewhandy
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The store is a great piece of history. When we arrived we read the historical marker that explained the origins of the general store. Then we proceeded to the store. We were told it was $6 each to enter but there would be a talk...More

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What a cute place out in the middle of no where. A very knowledgeable man explained everything to us- we could have spent much longer but the mosquitos were horrid - they need to spray. I strongly recommend the store. They have several handmade items...More

1  Thank Heather J
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