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The Wanda Gag house is a great place to get the feel for early Minnesota. The Gag family is one of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Mark B
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Lit history

Enjoyed the tour and enthusiasm of the docent. Helps to know some Gag history, but the house... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Richard J
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226 N Washington St, New Ulm, MN 56073-1840
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Wanda Gag house is a great place to get the feel for early Minnesota. The Gag family is one of the key artistic families in Minnesota. The birthplace of "Millions of Cats" one of those iconic childhood books. The house is a well preserved...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and enthusiasm of the docent. Helps to know some Gag history, but the house itself is an architectual jewel. Was fascinated with the hand painted woodwork on the ground floor. Speaks of a time when hours weren't counted as much as the...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have never really understood this attraction, and yes I thought that very thing as a small child, as I grew up in New Ulm but, alas, we are all different, and it is my belief that is a "Good" thing. BTW...Again as a little...More

1  Thank Brian N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We only had about 30 minutes before the glockenspiel was going to play, so our visit was rushed. The guide understood this and gave us a bare bones tour. The family history is interesting, and the gift shop has a good assortment of books by...More

2  Thank eliz375
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you love books and literary history this is a must see. An informative history on the unique and talented Gag family with knowledgeable staff who clearly enjoy their jobs.

2  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I am so very intrigued by Wanda Gag. She was so talented! Along with other members of her family, including her father who painted the Catholic Cathedral in New Ulm. (beautiful - go see it too!) There are houses and buildings all over New Ulm...More

1  Thank Tasia H
Reviewed 24 February 2016

very cool Victorian home great to here why the rooms where designed worth seeing more about Wanda dad I think but worth it

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

What an interesting tour! The volunteer was friendly and knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Wanda Gag and her fascinating family. I love Victorian homes, so it was also wonderful to see the house--and I picked up some great souvenirs in the gift shop...More

Thank RMValois
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We didn't know much about the Gags but found it wasn't just Wanda (Millions of Cats author) who is interesting. Her whole family seemed to be plucky and artistic. This is reflected in their house that is more whimsical than a typical Queen Anne house....More

1  Thank CarmellaAnne
Reviewed 18 September 2015

I became fascinated by the story of Wanda Gag so we had to visit when we came to New Ulm. The house had an interesting design. I wished there had been more of Wanda's art, which was so unique, as opposed to her father's.

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