Legacy of the Lakes Museum205 3rd Ave W
PO Box 1216
Alexandria, MN 56308
Take Alexandria Exit 103, drive north on Hwy 29 through Downtown Alexandria. Turn left on 3rd Ave. W (Cty. Rd. 82 NW). Drive one block. Museum is on the right.Get Directions
The Legacy of The Lakes Museum (formerly the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum) celebrates our lake traditions and legacies, and is committed to their preservation for future generations. Discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much more.
The Legacy Gardens showcase colorful flowers, beautiful water features and a wide variety of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees. Delightful, quiet alcoves offer a place to relax and reflect. Join us on select Friday nights in the summer for our Music in the Gardens concert series. Contact the Museum today for information on renting the Gardens for your next event.
Hours & Dates
(May 22 - October 31)
- Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
During the season, hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon-4pm. Closed Holidays.
Adults - $10,
Seniors (65+) - $8,
Veterans/Active Military - $5,
Students 5-17 - $5,
Families (parent & kids 17 and under) - $25
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 35 reviews
A nice history of the region with a great collection of vintage boats, motors, and fishing lures. The outside garden was beautiful and peaceful.
— prairiefoxMn_Usa, September 14, 2020
The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is truly remarkable and worth the drive to see. This is a very well-curated and extensive collection of boats, many of them wooden, as well as motors, fishing gear and...
— nebtraveler, March 12, 2020
I wasn't sure what to expect before going into the LLM. The museum had and interesting art exhibit of a local artist. Then there were the boats. Lots and lots of boats. If you love boats you will be...
— Thaddeus W, October 25, 2019
I wish we would of got there sooner lots to see and learn.It was raining so we didnt get to see the flower garden but it looked very pretty from the window. the museum was very clean . The workers...
— 109brendap, October 9, 2019
Beautiful examples of famous lake-racing boats of the 1900s. I do not have any boating experience, but this is a very important piece of history for the state with 10,000 lakes. Well-priced...
— willida1128, August 15, 2019