Big Stone County Museum

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Big Stone County Museum

Big Stone County Museum

Make sure to check out the amazing waterfowl (& other exotic birds) building!

Read a great article (clip from the article posted below)  from the Brainerd Dispatch LINK

"Once his collection increased to more than 500 species, Hanson decided it was time to let more than his friends and neighbors view it. So he donated the collection to the Big Stone County Historical Society, which moved the birds and a historical building in which Hanson kept them to their museum grounds on the corner of Minnesota Highways 75 and 12, overlooking the Minnesota River Valley.

The collection is housed in the Artichoke Lake Trading Post, which was built in 1927 and owned by Hanson's uncle. The one-room museum, which has no admission charge, opened to the public in April."