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Welcome to the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum & Gardens

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum celebrates our lake traditions and legacies, and is committed to their preservation for future generations. A visit to the MLMM is enjoyable for everyone in your family. Visitors will discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much more. The Maritime Gardens unfolds as the project continues the development of Phase Two. Several events are scheduled in the Gardens this summer. The Museum and Gardens provide an excellent venue for your next company event or wedding. For more information on renting the museum facilities for your event, or how to contribute to this project, contact the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum & Gardens 320-759-1114.


The Museum and Gardens will reopen in the spring. 2015 season dates are: May 11 to November 1, 2015
To contact the Museum & Gardens in the off season please call 320-759-1114 and leave a message. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible.
Thanks for a great year!

The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition Exhibit has been extended to October 31.

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum has made special arrangements with the Joslyn Art Museum to display the Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition Exhibit until October 31. The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 is an exceptional exhibit of 40 framed prints, assembled from the eighty-one prints in the new edition of Bodmer’s images.

Free Concert in the Gardens this Friday, August 29, 2014 – Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders

Don’t miss this Music in the Gardens event with Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders. Rock solid original lyrics, a dedicated fan base, and his 21st century twist on the American roots is pushing him to the top of the crowded Minneapolis music scene in a hurry. It’s becoming clear to many that Crankshaft is “one of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days.” – Cities 97.

Maritime Gardens Installs New Gate – Watch the Video

Executive Director Bruce Olson and Metal Sculptor Larry Meyers explain the creative process behind the main entrance gate to the new Maritime Gardens at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria, Minnesota. 
Thanks in part to a Legacy Grant from Lake Region Arts Council, the Maritime Museum was able to commission Mr. Meyers for this unique and artistic focal point in the landscaping.

Woods & Water 2015



Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
205 3rd Ave. W
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: 320-759-1114

May 9, 2014 – November 1, 2014
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon – 4:00 pm
Closed Holidays