West Winds

Explore the story of West Winds mansion, the museum’s home on Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). Since its mid-1970s transformation into The Bakken Museum, visitors have marveled at its impressive architecture.

  • Discover details about the exquisite craftsmanship that characterizes the building.
  • Dial an antique phone and listen to stories from former residents.
  • Dig into the fascinating rumors and tales about West Winds’ past.
  • Explore the mansion’s nooks and crannies to find hidden “Time Capsules.”
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