Minnesota Fishing Museum & Hall of Fame

A nonprofit organization

49 donors

The sound of water lapping gently on the shore, the crank of the reel and sudden splash in the water, the hum of the trolling motor, the hues of gold, orange, and red reflecting the setting sun on the lake, the quiet solitude in a gentle morning mist, the call of the loon…these memories and more are stored away for many Minnesotans waiting to be recalled… The Minnesota Fishing Museum is a place where memories come alive and stories are told of days gone by. The collection of over 10,000 artifacts related to fishing in Minnesota is beautifully displayed and lovingly maintained at 304 West Broadway in Little Falls. The "log cabin” set re-creates an old time fish camp at the lake. A large diorama depicts a typical spearing darkhouse on a frozen lake, complete with a Northern Pike moving in to be taken, while a DVD takes the viewer through the steps of setting up a shelter, cutting the ice, using decoys and spearing fish. Numerous displays showcase the artifacts found in many tackle boxes through the years. The 270 gallon aquarium stocked by MN DNR with live native fish is a focal point for learning and just plain relaxing. The record fish display inspires anglers to catch “the big one”. And there is so much more… Fishing is a universal sport. One can fish in solitude or with family and friends. One can be old or young, rich or poor, able bodied or having a disability and still enjoy fishing. Fishing connects us with nature, teaches patience, stewardship, resourcefulness. Our mission is to preserve this heritage and pass it down to future generations through displays, curriculums, and hands on experiences for all ages. Please support us with your financial gift.

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Minnesota Fishing Museum & Hall of Fame

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family


304 W Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345



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