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Lake of the Woods Museum

300 Main St S, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2, Canada
+1 807-467-2105
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Great little museum

Great place to escape the rain, or plus 40 degree day. Interesting history of the area, as well as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trevor D
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Charming museum

This charming museum had information about the area around Kenora and Lake of the Woods. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mrsatimothyolson
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum, one of the finest small museums in Canada, is located in the City of Kenora, Ontario, the gateway to Canada's west. The Museum was established in 1964 and seeks to promote understanding of and respect for the cultures and heritage of the Lake of the Woods area, and to engage a diverse community in discovery and learning. Today, this well-established museum is home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and thematic displays and special events. Come and visit the museum to learn more about the intriguing history of Lake of the Woods.
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“quilt exhibit” (2 reviews)
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300 Main St S, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to escape the rain, or plus 40 degree day. Interesting history of the area, as well as neat artifacts. Good mix of things for kids to do/ touch, as well as things enough things to keep adults interested. Expect to spend around an...More

Thank Trevor D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming museum had information about the area around Kenora and Lake of the Woods. It started in prehistory and went tot he present. Very interesting history of cabin/seasonal life on Lake of the Woods,

Thank mrsatimothyolson
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LOWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lake of the Woods Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind words about our local history museum. We hope to see you again some time soon.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I took my 4 kids to see the museum and learn a little history and it was so worth it!! The staff were AMAZING, went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience. I highly recommend getting your kiddos to do the scavenger hunt...More

Thank ashst731
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LOWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lake of the Woods Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you and the kids had a fun learning about our local history. The scavenger hunt has been very popular with visitors young and old. Do come back soon as our exhibits (and the scavenger hunt) change on a regular basis!

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

For s small city, this museum does an amazing job in changing the displays and having a thyme every 2 to 3 months

Thank Corrie_Neufeld
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LOWMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lake of the Woods Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review of our local history Museum. Please visit again soon!

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went for the quilt show but also enjoyed the rest of the museum. Friendly staff, well set up, clean and well lit.

Thank Jan123838
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

LOW museum is well worth visiting . There is so much rich interesting history about the lake and the towns and Kenora surrounding area . Displays are changed on a regular basis so cool to see what the area was like in the past .

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LOWMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Lake of the Woods Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks so much fro your kind review of our little Museum. Hope to see you again soon! As you've mentioned our temporary exhibit space changes on a regular basis and there's something for everyone.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had a wonderful and affordable visit to the museum. I thoroughly enjoyed their book selection as much as the tour itself!

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I've been a number of times with family and my children and as a young person myself. It's a great place to learn the history of our great little city on the water.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I am not big on visiting museums but really glad we stopped here. The Commonwealth rowing competitions were taking place at Rabbit Lake and the museum had a special display about rowing. It was very informative and just the right size. We probably stayed for...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place is fabulous. The displays are well done and informative. The collections are unique and eye catching. The layout is well designed and very handicap friendly. A great way to spend an hour or so.

Thank Minaminame
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