100 Miles of History

History around Lake Pepin

We have more than a day’s worth of museums and natural history centers to entertain you.

In Pickwick watch a true water powered grist mill grind grain into flour.
Winona has four museums, one chronicles the history of the polish pioneers, another tells the story of the Watkins Company. The Winona County Historical Museum displays artifacts from the whole county and the new Minnesota Marine Art Museum contains an collection of marine art.
Wabasha has the National Eagle Center and the Arrowhead Bluffs museum with its huge collection of weapons, mounted wildlife and Indian artifacts. Reads Landing has its historic school house full of Wabasha County history displays.
Lake City offers a museum displaying lighthouses found along the Mississippi River. In Red Wing the Goodhue County Museum has permanent displays of the area.
In Bay City visit the River Bluffs History Center and adjacent Conlin Log House.
Pepin is home to the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum and cabin.
Alma has a city museum downtown and the Buffalo County Historical Museum is in the Buffalo County Courthouse. Fountain City offers Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum.