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Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Tourist attraction Art museum

One of the Best Places To Visits in Winona


800 Riverview Dr, Winona, MN 55987




(507) 474-6626

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4.80 (718 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Monday: Closed

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  • 5/5 Chad C. 2 years ago on Google
    Wow! I can't believe I've never been and it's right in my back yard. So nice! I took pics of what I could, but there are a few rooms where no photography is allowed. We got there late so we could really only take in a small bit but we will definitely be going back.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Andrew H. 1 year ago on Google
    What a surprise this was. I had no idea it existed until I drove by. Entry is $10, $8 for seniors and less for kids. Cool building overlooking the river. They had one gallery just loaded with classic painter's works...Cezzane,Gougin,Picasso, Manet. Don't expect a big city collection but for a small town museum, this one is very impressive!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jacob K. 11 months ago on Google
    This museum is surprisingly nice, well done, and large. There are six different exhibits inside that are very different but relate to marine life or nature in some way. At the time of visit, there was a special exhibit from the New York Historical Society called The Poetry of Nature. The worker in the room went above and beyond to give us recommendations on where to start, a little background, and some other small but significant details that would not have been known without him. The museum is right along the Mississippi which is also very nice and convenient. There is lots of parking and offer discounted prices for many groups of people such as elderly, students, and kids. Wheelchair accessibly is also great with wheelchair accessible parking, first floor entrance, and ADA-compliant bathrooms.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jason C. 2 years ago on Google
    This museum was way above and beyond my expectations. The incredible diversity of extremely well-known and internationally recognized names in art, particularly in impressionistic art, was unbelievable. This was an incredible gem - I am still legitimately surprised that their collection is so amazing. It cost approximately $9 per adult to get in ($3 if you are a student) and the setting is really pretty – you can see barges and Bluffs and there is lots of outdoor seating. This is certainly one of the nicest private collections in the Midwest. Five stars, but only because I can’t give it six!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Matt J. 1 year ago on Google
    Amazing museum---Loved It! Got to see a Van Gogh, Picasso, Audubon, Manet, and so many more. Two Thumbs Way Up!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Aa A. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing works by the old European masters, and the Hudson School (understandably I couldn't take pictures of those). One of the most underrated places in the Upper Midwest. If you're anywhere near Winona and you have any appreciation for painting, you MUST go.

  • 5/5 Nancy A. 4 years ago on Google
    Art from many ages, many styles, all have one thing in common, navigable water. Fascinating modern mixed media sculpture, classic artists of the past, and photography from the '40s, '50s, and '60s delight the eye and mind at every turn.

  • 5/5 Naopan R. 2 years ago on Google
    Beautiful art museum in a quaint little town. A lot of truely amazing works, and well placed and thought out as well!

  • 5/5 Kaylee K. 2 years ago on Google
    We were planning a trip to la crosse but also love to see art museums. After spotting this online we decided to plan a stay in Winona all together. Very nice town with some really cool places, including here. This was definitely up our ally and we were lucky enough to have visited during one of their temporary exhibits that included some German expressionist artists. We visited in the middle of December but I’m sure the scenery around the building is really pretty in the spring, summer and fall. Loved our visit. Staff was friendly, cute little gift shop area as well. Would come back!

  • 5/5 Michelle R. 2 years ago on Google
    We had a great time here, the artwork was stunning, and a really interesting collection of water pieces, and they have a scavenger hunt for kids so they can stay engaged. The little gift shop was great too.

  • 5/5 Pat S. 2 years ago on Google
    I love visiting the Marine! The background profiles on artists in the permanent collections are highly informative. Their rotating exhibits are unique and fun to explore. The gift shop had note cards of some of my favorite historical pieces, so I can enjoy them at home too.

  • 5/5 Tami G. 2 years ago on Google
    Stunning art exhibits inside the museum and natural beauty outside the museum. The art, permanent and temporary exhibits, are worthy of the absolute best big city museums, and yet we can find them here in rural Minnesota.

  • 5/5 K A. 4 years ago on Google
    I can only describe it as a mini treasure trove..

  • 5/5 Colleen H. 4 years ago on Google
    Really solid collection. Lovely pieces... beautiful area

  • 5/5 Guy M. 4 years ago on Google
    This is an absolute gem! The quality of resident art and the traveling exhibitions are world class. Very reasonable entry and lovely staff. A local favourite.

  • 5/5 Esther 4 years ago on Google
    Went again today, more amazing exhibits! 💜

  • 4/5 Taryn C. 4 years ago on Google
    When I was ready to check out my souvenirs from the gift shop a bunch of people had just entered to pay to get in. They only had one register open, but the employee directed traffic to get us all checked out fairly and efficiently. The mixed media exhibit (Gregory Euclid) was very cool.

  • 5/5 LB 4 years ago on Google
    A lovely way to spend an afternoon. What a fantastic museum!

  • 5/5 Ehren S. 4 years ago on Google
    An excellent addition to Winona's culture. There are some top notch paintings here that are held long-term and areas that get swapped out now and then. Worth a visit for anyone that appreciates painting.

  • 5/5 Tanya H. 2 years ago on Google
    Beautiful building and grounds. The exhibition was incredible mixture of Early European artist like Monet and picasso as well as Hutson River school artists and a group of newer and up and coming artists.

  • 3/5 M 1 year ago on Google
    It is a nice, small museum but a weird collection. They will only let you photograph certain sections. Some of the paintings are really high-quality from well-known artists but then there were others that look like the pictures that you would get at those sales at hotels like the ones for three for $99. It was clean and quiet. Some of the exhibits were odd and outdated.

  • 5/5 Allison J. 2 years ago on Google
    Great art! 6 galleries. Impressionists Picasso wythe classic. Lovely setting. If there are people in your party who don't like art they can sit on the many benches and chairs that face the river. You could also bring a picnic and sit at the tables.

  • 5/5 thomas o. 1 year ago on Google
    A wonderful, quality experience. The permanent collection is worth the visit. The minnesota artists featured are a treasure.

  • 5/5 Deb V. 1 year ago on Google
    The museum is an amazing experience. You don't expect something like this in a small town. This was my second time and the art always takes my breath away. So many unique artists come through. There are current unique pieces and some amazing classical paintings. This time there were paintings from the Hudson River historical society and sculptures by Courtney Matteson and her work was powerful. You know how she feels about the coral reefs health in this world. Her art makes you stop and take stock of our responsibility to our planet. I highly recommend.

  • 3/5 Christine G. 11 months ago on Google
    Autistic and sensitive friendly. Beautiful pictures and able to take pictures. Garden art is interesting outside as well

  • 5/5 Thomas D. 1 year ago on Google
    Great exhibition! Very friendly and helpful staff. In my opinion a must when you visit this area. Be careful not to miss the turnoff .

  • 5/5 maria e. 5 years ago on Google
    Wonderful museum, beautiful displays of art. Entry prices really affordable and definitely something to do with your family. They have a very nice exhibition with art from the impressionist, I was delighted to see their work, too bad we are not allowed to take pictures in that exhibit. We enjoyed our first time there and will be back again. Highly recommend it. Keep up the good work!

  • 5/5 Luanne B. 1 year ago on Google
    This museum is a gem and worth the trip to Winona. Very interesting exhibits year round. If you like water in any form you’ll enjoy their collection!

  • 5/5 J H. 10 months ago on Google
    Attended the Winona garden tour & the MMAM participated. Beautiful gardens surround the property and are an extension of the galleries. The path was pea gravel and this offered some complexities for mobility but it was found some areas were more difficult than others. Took the opportunity to see the art galleries offerings. This was an unexpected delight. Work this into your travel plans.

  • 5/5 John M. 10 months ago on Google
    Wonderful, unique museum of marine related and inspired art. Beautifully curated. Highly recommended!

  • 3/5 mike V. 10 months ago on Google
    Interesting exhibits. A nice cool environment to be in as a nice break from the warm, muggy weather

  • 5/5 Deb S. 9 months ago on Google
    The two time limited exhibits were wonderful! It was a nice, clean, and cool (on a very hot day) environment. The staff was pleasant, informative, and helpful. I will definitely return and would recommend it to others.

  • 5/5 Mj 8 months ago on Google
    I love this museum!!! The events and galleries are fantastic. They added this accessibility cart, which I love! There's a wonderful spot outside with tables for enjoying the river or enjoying a picnic outside of the building. See the gyotaku exhibit while there's still time!

  • 5/5 James L. 3 years ago on Google

  • 5/5 Tim D. 3 years ago on Google
    Maybe a hidden gem. Please don't let the word "marine" influence you. This is a fine art museum with works by several master artists. Well worth the few hours it takes to wander the galleries.

  • 5/5 Kristi J. 3 years ago on Google
    An absolute gem! I don't know how they have collected this beautiful body of work at this small museum, but don't miss the Minnesota Marine Art Museum! From the reference painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware, to European Masters and traveling exhibitions, there is something for everyone! Docents are fabulous and it's a super experience for school groups as well. Bravo!

  • 5/5 R S. 3 years ago on Google
    What an unexpected find in our travels down the Mississippi! The original artwork was amazing of some of the Grand Old Masters of fine art. A gallery you might expect to see in New York. Fabulous!!

  • 4/5 Jeremy O. 3 years ago on Google
    A great little museum that I was fortunate enough to stumble across by accident. The Hudson River School gallery was stunning and gave me a much deeper appreciation for the movement. It's a little stuffy for younger kids, but older kids will enjoy it. My only minor complaint is not allowing digital photography at all. I understand not allowing the use of flash but I would have liked to have gotten a picture of one or two of the pieces, especially having travelled so far.

  • 5/5 Jeff T. 3 years ago on Google
    Absolutely amazing collection! George Washington crossing the Deleware, gave me goose bumps!!

  • 5/5 Mary K. 3 years ago on Google
    Well done. Fabulous paintings by world renowned artists. I would add photos but not aloud.

  • 5/5 Janet B. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing! This is a hidden gem that all Minnesotans should see. Picasso, Seurat, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Turner,Gaugin, Degas, Audubon, astonishing art in this beautiful little museum on the Mississippi. Do not miss this treasure.

  • 5/5 Michael R. 3 years ago on Google
    Literally amazing museum. It was like a museum made for me. Every painting has a scene depicting the relationship with water. A favorite of.mine, water anything.

  • 5/5 Jennifer W. 3 years ago on Google
    Nice relaxing place to spend the afternoon

  • 5/5 corey s. 3 years ago on Google
    Fantastic museum worth going lots of quality artwork

  • 5/5 Richard P. 3 years ago on Google
    A magnificent collection of old and contemporary marine-related art.

  • 5/5 Kurt P. 3 years ago on Google
    Great place to spend a few hours.

  • 5/5 John R. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing collection of paintings in a small city. Enjoyed Titanic display.

  • 5/5 Jane D. 3 years ago on Google
    I still recall the opening.

  • 4/5 Lyle C. 3 years ago on Google
    Unbelievable find in the Midwest!!

  • 5/5 Andrew C. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful pieces on display! I was delighted to find artwork by famous artists and see stunning pieces painted from local landscapes that were done in the 1800s. A definite must-see!

  • 5/5 Ben 3 years ago on Google
    Actually a fun place to kill some time and wasn't very expensive.

  • 5/5 Hopeful M. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful museum with a surprising art.

  • 5/5 Jim C. 3 years ago on Google
    Great collection.Wide variations of work.

  • 4/5 Chris H. 3 years ago on Google
    Wow! For just $9 you get to see Monet's and works from numerous other famous European and American artists! What a treat!

  • 4/5 Ed E. 3 years ago on Google
    This museum always has interesting displays that change throughout the year. We only had a small window to visit this time but saw the new displays.

  • 5/5 K C. 3 years ago on Google
    Wonderful selection of art from four centuries. Walk right up to a Matisse, Cezanne or Kandinsky; see rotating displays; see the original painting of Washington crossing the Delaware; chat up the staff for good back stories. Just amazing that this is in Winona, Minnesota!

  • 5/5 Matthew D. 3 years ago on Google
    Awesome place with a variety of works from masters and great exhibits and theming. Students get in for $2 on Tuesdays and nice Saturday events.

  • 5/5 Madison B. 3 years ago on Google
    The art here is beautiful. Definitely visit this museum if you can.

  • 5/5 Susan T. 4 years ago on Google
    Outstanding art museum!

  • 5/5 Jayson G. 4 years ago on Google
    The art is incredible. The Titanic exhibit is very interesting. If you want to read first hand accounts and see an actual Titanic deck chair, make a trip. The collection of art is worth multiple trips just to enjoy it all.

  • 4/5 Stephanie M. 4 years ago on Google
    Best place in Minnesota other than the Minnesota Institute of Art to see some of the best artists of our time as well as the extraordinary works of the Masters.

  • 5/5 S H. 4 years ago on Google
    Very interesting. Viewed many paintings, Picasso, Monet many more. Also contains very interesting Titanic information.

  • 5/5 Madonna P. 4 years ago on Google
    This Art Museum is a gem along the Mississippi River. Winona, Minnesota has many historic buildings in the downtown. It is worth cruising downtown to see them. Look up as you drive!

  • 5/5 Billy H. 4 years ago on Google
    A hidden gem. Picasso, Rembrandt hidden in picturesque Winona.

  • 5/5 Susan R. 4 years ago on Google
    This place is an absolute gem. The permanent collection includes a spectacular American wing and a gallery of Impressionist pieces that you would expect to see in a metropolitan museum. Not only is it a "don't miss" if you're in Winona, it's a "worth the drive" if you're not.

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  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot


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