A window into one of the finest wood boat collections in the world.

Lee and Penny Anderson generously shared three boats from their private collection to serve as the core of our featured Launches exhibit during summer 2017. Pictured: “Royaleze” A 1929 Ditchburn 36' Launch. Photo credit: Classic Boating

Wooden Boats

Since the Museum's inception, wooden boats have held center stage. Few museums offer as wide a range of rare boats including Chris-Craft, Gar Wood, Century and Hackercraft, as well as the ultimate collection of made-in-Minnesota craft.

Shapes of the Future

Fiberglass revolutionized the boating industry—making boats more affordable while enabling radical new designs. See some of the coolest in our “Fiberglassics” exhibit today.

Made in Minnesota!

Minnesota's been home to skilled watercraft builders since Native Americans first fashioned birch bark canoes hundreds of years ago. The museum boasts the most complete collection of Minnesota-made boats from Larson to our own Alexandria Boat Works.

MN Lakes Classic Boat Show

The Museum is proud to present an annual Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat Show at Arrowwood Resort on Lake Darling. 2017 event details here.