Welcome to the Big Stone County Museum website!  (Minnesota)

Located at the junctions of State Highway 12 and 75. The museum is the home of many historical treasures of the past. A granite anchor, a symbol of glacial River Warren, which is now Big Stone Lake, and the headwaters of the Minnesota River. The Muskegon – Golden Bantam boat, which once traveled the waters of Big Stone Lake, is also on display at the museum.

Come see the Charles Hanson North American Wildlife Collection, now displayed inside the former Artichoke Lake General Store which has been relocated to the museum grounds. Developed by local farmer/ explorer Charles Hanson, this collection contains over 500 waterfowl from across the Americas and the world. You’ll see native waterfowl as well as upland birds and other exotic specimens from places as far away as the Arctic Sea.