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Hinckley Fire Museum

106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
+1 320-384-7338
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Interesting museum about a little-known disaster

Excellent little museum, relatively well curated, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Washington, DC
"I think I've stayed too long"

Telegraph operator at the railroad station, Thomas Dunn, waited for orders that never came. He was... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Fargo, North Dakota
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Museum dedicated to informing visitors about the fatal fire and tornado that claimed the lives of more than 400 people in Hinckley, Minn.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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106 Old Highway 61 N, Hinckley, MN 55037-8354
+1 320-384-7338
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent little museum, relatively well curated, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff/volunteers. Be sure not to miss the short film, and the little relief house in the parking lot.

Thank katydog
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Telegraph operator at the railroad station, Thomas Dunn, waited for orders that never came. He was just one of many who perished that September day in 1894. In just about 4 hours the fire destroyed several towns in an area covering 480 square miles. The...More

Thank pskruse
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I first went here when I was 7 years old, but I don't remember much about it, This museum does a wonderful job explaining one of the most tragic events in Minnesota history. The displays of artifacts found with those who were living in the...More

Thank MNgirl3309
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Almost everyone knows about the Chicago fire: Mrs. O'Leary's cow supposedly kick over a lantern that resulted the two day Chicago fire. The Hinckley museum has got that beat. The fire museum in Hinckley is in many ways typical of a lot of Midwest museums:...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We visited the Hinkley fire museum and found that the facility, descriptive video, and exhibits transported us in our imagination back in time to what must have been a panic filled community suffering through an unimaginable tragedy. The building condition has been preserved in its...More

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Interesting displays, This is a must see if in the area and of interest to all ages. Artifacts, photos, and a good film to watch.

Thank Revwarnut
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Packed with full background information on how the great firestorm began, the extent of the damage, loss of life and village homes. I had no idea how high the flames went and how far away people saw the flames. Suppirt for people to rebuild came...More

1  Thank TheRealZena
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Immediately, when we entered, we were greeted by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum guide. She explained about the cause and effect of the fire and the time in which it took place. We then looked at a few displays until the movie started in...More

Thank 2seniors53
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Absolutely loved it. From the artifacts to the story telling to the informative, friendly staff, this place is great. Tells the story of the Hinckley Fire in a respectful, moving way.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My husband and I Loved it. Very informative and the information was set up so nice and in great order and the items on display were very cool. I didn't know about the fire and I learned so much ad how bad the fire was...More

Thank Cabella8
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