Seniors (65+): $8
Veterans/Active Military: $5
Students 5-17: $5
Families (parent & kids 17 and under): $25
Kids under 5 are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Members are always FREE!Map & directions.
The Museum is an important community asset. We’re still open but our operating budget has been greatly affected by the decline in admission revenue due to the COVID pandemic. Your membership will help keep the museum doors open and our staff employed. Click here to learn more →
For a complete calendar of events see our museum calendar page here.
Our first Boat Parade was held on July 12 and took us around Lakes Darling, Carlos, and Le Homme Dieu. Photos and Parade details here →
Join us in the Legacy Gardens for live music on select summer Friday nights. Each year we bring a variety of bands from the Midwest and beyond to perform on the Pohlig Family Stage. Adult beverages for sale for those 21 or older. This is a ticketed event. Details. →
Stroll the pathways of our Legacy Gardens and find yourself surrounded by beautiful landscaping, water-features and flower beds.
Open daily and free to the public. The Legacy Gardens are available for event rental. A photography permit is required if you wish to take professional photos in the Gardens. More information here.
The Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens offers a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, business events, retirement parties, memorial services, and more. Available rental packages.
Each June they would arrive via the Great Northern and Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroads, bringing trunks filled with silks and linens, formal dinner wear and European hats. See how these affluent early visitors summered in grandeur.
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.
See how fishing technology has evolved since our area first became famous for great fishing in the late 1800s. Check out some amazing catches and learn about the legendary guides that made them possible.
In 1890, 20 men from Missouri and 15 from Minneapolis formed a club overlooking the waters of Lake Miltona. Experience life on the lake back in the day with our re-creation of a Minnesouri Club front porch.
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.
Volunteers are an invaluable part of the Museum. Make a difference by becoming a docent, helping with events, maintaining the Legacy Gardens, promoting the Museum, constructing displays and more. Contact us if you would like to help out.