Harkin Store

Description

Ah, the vagaries of transportation and commerce. In the 1870s, the railroad by-passed tiny West Newton and the town all but disappeared. The general store closed its doors and left its stock sitting on the shelves. It's still there today. This popular stop along the history trail is staffed by costumed volunteers and frequently hosts old-time musical groups. Stop by to chat over a game of checkers on a turned-up cracker barrel. Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society, it is open weekends in May and September 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesdays through Sundays in June, July and August 10 AM - 5 PM, and the first two weekends in October 10 AM - 5 PM. To get there, watch for CR 21 at the intersection of Route 14 and Route 15 in New Ulm. Then take CR 21 eight miles northeast along the banks of the Minnesota River.

Address

66250 County Road 21
New Ulm, MN 56073

Lat/Long

44.38784900, -94.60501000
Visit Website
(507) 354-8666

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