Area Museums

lyon-county-museum-pgLyon County Museum - Marshall, MN

The Lyon County Historical Society exists to preserve and to present to future generations the history of the county and area. Explore Lyon County's rich and varied history dates back to its earliest known inhabitants, the Sisseton branch of the Dakota Sioux nation.

Lyon County was organized in 1870 in Lynd. Two years later a land grant to the railroad changed the county seat to Marshall. The Historical Society showcases the history of the entire county, from its land grant beginning to today.

 fagen-museum-pgFagen Fighters WWII Museum

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is home to a pristine collection of fully operational, active aircraft and vehicles from World War II. Also featured are fine art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia displays, and an ever-growing library. The facility is designed as a self guided experience, and gives a rare look into the lives and legacy of the Greatest Generation. The Museum's main hangar displays our collection of fully operational fighter aircraft, amazing wall murals, fine art, ground equipment, and a bronze sculpture of the 4th Infantry storming Utah Beach on D-Day.

 end-o-line-musuem-pgEnd O Line Railroad Park and Museum

The End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum evokes the spirit of a small frontier railroad town. The section foreman's house, train depot, engine house, two unique cabooses, large steam engines, a gristmill, county school house, church, courthouse, country store, and other buildings to bring this "town" to life! The End-O-Line is a fun and educational destination for large group tours as well as quaint family gatherings. You will be surprised by what you find at this beautiful park!

 machinery-museum-pgMinnesota Machinery Museum

Our museum features five large buildings (26,000 sq ft) on a beautiful six-acre site. Its mission is to recapture a century of stories about farm life. Implements, tools, tractors and gas engines in mint condition along with rural art help you look back to an era when neighbors worked together to harvest their crops, raise barns and build a better life for their families. Enjoy an afternoon browsing on your own or guided tours always available.