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Address: 1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sat 13:00 - 16:00

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Pleasantly surprised how good it was! Learned about Dead Lake, finally!

After spending every August of my lifetime at Dead Lake (the second largest lake in the county, behind only Otter Tail) for our family vacation, I finally learned the complete... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Luke K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

After spending every August of my lifetime at Dead Lake (the second largest lake in the county, behind only Otter Tail) for our family vacation, I finally learned the complete story / legend of my favorite lake's namesake, all because of this museum! And the helpful staff / volunteers, of course! On my way to college last August, Dad and... More 

Thank Luke K
Long Prairie, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came by to look at the agricultural history exhibit but found so much more. There's Main Street exhibit and the temporary WW I exhibit. Astronaut Karen Nyberg's space photos were on display and we should have spent more time with those as well as the Native American artifacts.

Thank Tim K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Only 5 dollars a person to get in. I enjoyed the walk through history of ottertail county. My 21 year old daughter and myself for allot out of it. I would go again sometime. I do think any age would enjoy some part of it

Thank amorace
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Every exhibit, from the long term major exhibit to the short term special exhibits are so very well done and very informative. However, you cannot just rate the Museum proper, because it houses the Historical Society, which provides so much more ...explore your ancestry or that of a friend in the County...delve into the history of the area....chat with extremely... More 

Thank Desta H
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you like to check out local museums you'll love this one. Real nice permanent displays featuring the history of Otter Tail County. Temporary display/features are also very interesting and change a couple of times a year. This is also a good resource for researching the newspaper archive and genealogy. The museum has a full-time director and staff as well... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Great museum of the area. Interesting displays and friendly staff. Visited during Kirkbride exhibit several times. Unique history in Fergus Falls.

1 Thank kristylouise78
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Disappointing that the museum isn't open on Saturdays. For those of us that work can't enjoy this. it would also be nice for travelers to be open on weekends

1 Thank joan w
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

my kids 8 7 3 wife and I went . They all weren't excited about it but once we were inside and started the scavenger hunt it provided a solid hour of fun and education all wrapped into one. fantastic place!

1 Thank Tim D
Big Lake, Minnesota
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

It went on and on with many rooms - cute vignettes in each one. While most exhibits were not interactive, they are modernizing as they can, with pull out drawers displaying more of the collection, especially beautiful Ojibwe beadwork. A really nice overview of the history of the entire county.

Thank jrudnits
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The museum not only holds a great on going Ottertail County Museum exhibit, but multiple traveling exhibits....and even invites a farmers market to their front lawn weekly in the summer. Worth the stop.

Thank Melanie4432

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