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Watkins Museum and Store

150 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3707
+1 507-457-3300
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Interesting but dated display. Small shop with various products. The building is much more... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
via mobile
Nice Stop

Fun stop. Delightful people. Historical. Ended up buying cool stuff for every vpbath and kitchen... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Bill M
Waconia, Minnesota
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150 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3707
+1 507-457-3300
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting but dated display. Small shop with various products. The building is much more interesting.

Thank Ejpurcell3
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Fun stop. Delightful people. Historical. Ended up buying cool stuff for every vpbath and kitchen in our house!

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A visit to the Watkins Museum and Store is slightly simplistic and out of date. It is, however, free! So, therefore, worth the price of admission. Kidding aside, I learned a lot and the history of Watkins is essential to understanding Winona, MN. Go there...More

Thank russelll765
Reviewed 15 August 2017

While in town my wife wanted to visit the store to purchase some products. While I can't comment on the museum I can say I thought there would be more products available. A little disappointed.

Thank Cheese4ever
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have had and used Watkins products over the year and knew it was an old company, but far more interesting than I expected. Good history lesson as well as good products.

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I love Watkins products, and it's nice to sporadically find them in retail stores, but this was my first trip to the store. It was wonderful having the selection in front of me and an employee to question about products.

Thank Jenny J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a free inside "self" tour of the Watkins products! There is a horse drawn Watkins buggy inside, which most people would like to photograph. There is a lady inside who will answer questions about Watkins and the family. The Watkins products can also...More

Thank bumStPaul
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Growing up in the 50's in the country we enjoyed periodic visits from the Watkins salesperson who sold cinnamon, vanilla and a salve that cured most rashes, cuts and scratches. The history in this museum is a trip back in time and the products, along...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is a free small museum attached to a small Watkins store. It is interesting to read the history of the Watkins company. After touring the exhibits, there is an opportunity to buy some Watkins products.

Thank Cwpappa
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting family in Winona, I toured the Watkins Museum. The cosmetic and spice company is a true American success story--a family company that through hard work and business acumen has achieved international success. After learning the Watkins story, I shopped at the small but...More

Thank Sandy F
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