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Watkins Museum and Store

150 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3707
+1 507-457-3300
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Watkins spices on display and available for purchase too!

Growing up in the 50's in the country we enjoyed periodic visits from the Watkins salesperson who... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathy B
Rochester, Minnesota
Free and interesting

This is a free small museum attached to a small Watkins store. It is interesting to read the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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150 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3707
+1 507-457-3300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Growing up in the 50's in the country we enjoyed periodic visits from the Watkins salesperson who sold cinnamon, vanilla and a salve that cured most rashes, cuts and scratches. The history in this museum is a trip back in time and the products, along...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free small museum attached to a small Watkins store. It is interesting to read the history of the Watkins company. After touring the exhibits, there is an opportunity to buy some Watkins products.

Thank Cwpappa
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting family in Winona, I toured the Watkins Museum. The cosmetic and spice company is a true American success story--a family company that through hard work and business acumen has achieved international success. After learning the Watkins story, I shopped at the small but...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I visit regularly - the museum is small but informative. The essences, spices and bath products are fantastic. I like the quality of the products and keep coming back for more. I appreciate the relatively small range of well known products that have stood the...More

Thank Jamaican-Luck
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's a must-do on our list when we visit. We like the displays and always purchase a sack full of items. Fun, local place.

Thank Dantandkinemom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I remember seeing some of the older products in our kitchen when I was growing up and also in my Mother-in-Law's kitchen. The memories brought a smile to my face. Current products are very nice.

Thank _dssimmons
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Everything you wanted to know about the Watkins story with a chance to browse the gift shop (of course). Small, informative museum. No tour of the manufacturing facilities are offered.

Thank den979
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Watkins Museum displays the history of the Watkins Company. The Watkins Company was originally a door-to-door sales company. From hand creams to soaps, these things are not only on display, but for sale in the store, along with a variety of cooking products and...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were very surprised by the number of products Watkins use to make and what they currently make. I thought of Watkins as a company that sold only extracts and spices. However, they do sell hand creams, body washes, dish soap, etc. The staff is...More

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small museum dedicated to the history and products produced by this company. They also have a store where you can purchase various Watkins products.

Thank don9290
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