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Otter Tail County Museum

1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
+1 218-736-6038
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I grew up here, and the museum has grown from its origins in the basement of the city hall. I had... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Mary S
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... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Luke K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
+1 218-736-6038
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I grew up here, and the museum has grown from its origins in the basement of the city hall. I had been to the updated museum before, but it had been a while. I spent 3 hours wandering around. It was just plain beautifully done....More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Tim K
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
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank Desta H
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...More

Thank waddayouthink
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 29 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 weekendsMore

1  Thank joan w
MissFergus, Education Coordinator at Otter Tail County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you Joan for your review. We are sorry we are not able to be staffed every Saturday. We are a small non-profit that is not completely funded by the county despite our name. We rely on members and donors to keep the doors open...More

Reviewed 4 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
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...More

Thank jrudnits
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