There's no better way to explore an area then to look at it's history! The Willmar Lakes Area has many museums and historical sites for you to explore! If you're looking to visit the many historical sites, click here.
The Atwater Area Historical Soceity and Museum is jam-packed with photos and artifacts depicting rural community life, as well as an interesting collection of military uniforms. Call for updated hours or appointments.
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Hours: Winter: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Summer: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society will offer guided tours of the Sperry House every Saturday in the summer from 10am-2pm. Please call or email the Historical Society to set up a time for a tour. The cost is $3.00 per person/KCHS members are fre [ … Read More … ]
Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-5pm
The Great Northern Steam Engine No. 2523 was built in 1916 to speed up the passenger main line service through the mountains. The engines last run was in 1958 and is now on display at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
Larry and Barb Levin's natural history museum includes collections of butterflies, seashells, rocks, minerals, Indian artifacts and dinosaur bones. The museum is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles east of State Highway 23 on the north side of the r [ … Read More … ]
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm and Sat: 9am-12pm May-Sept, Closed During Winter Months
60 Year Collection of tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines, gas pumps, signs and more! Over 400 units on display!
The Museum Gift Shop and Museum entrance are now combined with the Tractor Shop entrance. The Gift Shop is now open all year.
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The Sperry House was built in 1893 as Albert H. and Jennie Sperry's farm. The home is now a museum displaying turn-of-the-century home life in Kandiyohi County and showcasing collections from the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
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Hours: Summer: Wed: 9am-1pm, Thur: 3:30-7pm, Fri: 9am-1pm & 3:30-7pm and One Saturday Per Month
The Village Children’s Museum is a newly created non-profit corporation with the mission to bring a cultural, academic, and physical form of activity to the Willmar Lakes Area.
The Village will provide hands-on exploration of cultural and academic [ … Read More … ]