Preserving & Promoting Minnesota’s Fishing Heritage

When It Comes to Fishing, Minnesota Is In A Class All Its Own

The Minnesota Fishing Museum (MFM) is a place where angling memories come alive and stories are told of days gone by. The collection of over 10,000 artifacts related to Minnesota fishing is beautifully displayed and lovingly maintained at 304 West Broadway in Little Falls, Minnesota.

The Museum…

The Minnesota Fishing Museum is not "just a collection of old fishing items," but rather a collection of historical possessions that belonged to individuals from across Minnesota who were (and are) a part of the history of freshwater fishing in our state. The museum holds a priceless collection of fishing-related antiques and memorabilia tracking the heritage of freshwater angling in Minnesota.

Presently the Minnesota Fishing Museum displays over 10,000 fishing-related artifacts. A log cabin set recreates an old time fish camp at the lake. A large diorama depicts a typical spearing dark house on a frozen lake, complete with a Northern Pike moving in to be taken. Numerous displays showcase the artifacts found in many anglers’ tackle boxes throughout the years. Motors dating from 1902 are displayed throughout. The aquarium with live native fish is the focal point for learning and just relaxing. The Minnesota record fish display inspires anglers to catch "the big one."

We invite you to visit the museum with your family and/or to arrange a guided tour for larger groups. Contact us for additional information.

On behalf of the Founders and Board of Directors, we express our sincere gratitude for your interest in the museum and education center.



Thank you to our sponsors and on-going contributors! We encourage you to visit, shop, and purchase goods / services from these fine businesses.


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