Lyon County Museum 

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Lyon County Museum

301 W Lyon St
Marshall, MN 56258

The Lyon County Museum is located in downtown Marshall on the corner of Lyon and 3rd Street. The museum is located in the former Marshall-Lyon County Library building.

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Explore Lyon County’s rich and varied history dates back to its earliest known inhabitants, the Sisseton branch of the Dakota Sioux nation.

Lyon County was organized in 1870 in Lynd. Two years later a land grant to the railroad changed the county seat to Marshall. The Historical Society showcases the history of the entire county, from its land grant beginning to today.

Eye-catching exhibits enhance the visitors understanding of the importance of rural and village communities in the county’s development.

The center piece of the museum’s collection is the Schwan’s Dairy Lunch Counter, a real 1950’s ice cream and soda fountain counter. The cabin was dismantled and then reassembled inside the museum building.

Hours & Dates


  • Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Lyon County Museum is open year round.


Free Admission. Donations Appreciated.

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