Museums, Art, History and Large Landmarks
Bethel Heritage Park
at the corner of Main Street and Pembina Avenue in Winkler features storyboards explaining the history of Winkler. Walk the pathways to learn about the Jewish, German and Mennonite settlers who first came to the area,then enjoy a picnic near the fountain.
The Winkler Heritage Museum
in the Southland Mall provides a glimpse into life in the early 1900's. Admission is free but the museum is only open Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday 10-2.
The Pembina Threshermen's Museum
also pays homage to the early settlers of the region. Located between Winkler and Morden, the museum has numerous historic buildings.
There are various Art Galleries
in the region
including the Pembina Hills Art Gallery
in Morden, the Gallery in the Park
in Altona, and Posers Gallery in Plum Coulee.
Other attractions within the region include:
For a look waaaaaay back in history, try the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
in Morden featuring a 40 foot-long mosasaur named Bruce.
Morden is also the home of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
. Remember the movie "A League of Their Own" a female professional baseball players? Learn more about those women (and others) at the museum.
Other Historical Sites around the region include Fort Dufferin
, Neubergthal, the village of Reinland
, and the Boundary Commission Trail
Some famous large landmarks in nearby communities include the Roland Pumpkin, the Roseisle Rose, the La Riviere Wild Turkey, the Elm Creek Fire Hydrant and the St. Claude Pipe.