A Visit To Ed’s Museum, Minnesota’s Weirdest Attraction, Proves That One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure
The Land of 10,000 Lakes is full of thoughtful, well-established attractions that draw visitors thanks to their beauty, history, and culture. Every corner of the state has a museum or historic site that is well worth visiting. The list is truly endless.
On the other side of the coin? Attractions that, frankly, no one asked for. It’s not that we don’t love them — we adore them — but they show off a quirky side of the state that rarely makes must-visit lists. That’s certainly the case for a wacky museum in the teeny-tiny town of Wykoff. Ed’s Museum is probably the weirdest attraction in Minnesota. It’s not well-known, but it is just as much a part of Minnesota culture as any historic site. Here’s what you’ll find when you visit:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Ed’s Museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend. Operating hours may vary by season, so it’s best to call ahead before stopping by. Phone number: (507) 352-4205.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected]
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