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Watkins Museum and Store

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Address: 150 Liberty Street, Winona, MN 55987
Phone Number: +1 507-457-3300
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Small but worthy

I visit regularly - the museum is small but informative. The essences, spices and bath products are fantastic. I like the quality of the products and keep coming back for more. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamaican-Luck
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New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales, Australia
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit regularly - the museum is small but informative. The essences, spices and bath products are fantastic. I like the quality of the products and keep coming back for more. I appreciate the relatively small range of well known products that have stood the test of time.

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Thank Jamaican-Luck
Overland Park, Kansas
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's a must-do on our list when we visit. We like the displays and always purchase a sack full of items. Fun, local place.

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Thank Dantandkinemom
Moline, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I remember seeing some of the older products in our kitchen when I was growing up and also in my Mother-in-Law's kitchen. The memories brought a smile to my face. Current products are very nice.

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Thank _dssimmons
Austin, Texas
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201 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Everything you wanted to know about the Watkins story with a chance to browse the gift shop (of course). Small, informative museum. No tour of the manufacturing facilities are offered.

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Thank den979
Chicago, Illinois
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2,239 reviews
431 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Watkins Museum displays the history of the Watkins Company. The Watkins Company was originally a door-to-door sales company. From hand creams to soaps, these things are not only on display, but for sale in the store, along with a variety of cooking products and spices.

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Thank Allen21096
Athens, Alabama
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were very surprised by the number of products Watkins use to make and what they currently make. I thought of Watkins as a company that sold only extracts and spices. However, they do sell hand creams, body washes, dish soap, etc. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The museum is interesting seeing all of the products they use... More 

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Thank Marilyn F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small museum dedicated to the history and products produced by this company. They also have a store where you can purchase various Watkins products.

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Thank don9290
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The price was right, free and there is a store to buy their products. The only drawback is there was no bathroom and if you go on a weekend you can't see the stained glass and ceilings in the Administration building.

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Thank JayneinStPaul
Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We love Watkins products and whenever we are in the area we stop in to save on shipping and take advantage of special sales.

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Thank SpottedinRochestrr
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Small museum and store - lots of interesting displays with old products and information about the Watkins company. A very small store is attached but purchases aren't required. It was a neat stop!

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