Step Back In Time and Experience the Evolution of Freshwater Fishing…

Fishing has always played a vital role in the lives of Minnesotans, beginning with the Native Americans and the state’s earliest settlers. There is not another state in the U.S.A where fishing has had a more significant impact on the economy, heritage, history, and pastime of the state’s residents and visitors. For these reasons alone, it is appropriate and fitting that Minnesota have a fishing museum and educational center solely dedicated to preserving that heritage.

Minnesota Water Quick Facts

  • The State offers 4-million acres of water
  • There 18,000 miles of waterways, rivers, and streams in Minnesota
  • Known as "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota actually surpasses 10,000 lakes by 1,000 plus

Get A Glimpse of the Fishing Artifacts You'll See at the MFM…

Throughout our 10,000 square feet of display area you will find thousands of donated artifacts and exhibits including boats, motors, state record fish, tackle, invasive species display, ice fishing diorama, and more — with many items dating back to the early 1900s.

Inside the Museum…


Motor Display…


Boat Display…


Fish Displays…

Check Out Our O-FISH-L Gift Shop…

The MFM gift shop is open year-round during museum hours and can be visited FREE of charge. The gift shop features a variety of fishing related gifts, books, apparel, toys, and puzzles as well as casual cabin décor and Minnesota souvenirs. We proudly sell artwork by Les Kouba, Ken Hedmark, Helen Merchant, and local water color artist Kathy Braud. There is something for everyone!

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