Arrowhead Bluffs Museum going soon

  • Updated: October 14, 2011 - 2:52 PM

The Arrowhead Bluffs Museum near Wabasha, with its quirky collection of arrowheads, stuffed game, rifles and other artifacts, will close after 25 years at the end of October.

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The Arrowhead Bluffs Museum near Wabasha, with its quirky collection of arrowheads, stuffed game, rifles and other artifacts, will close after 25 years at the end of October.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Cost: $5 adults, $4 for students, $3 for ages 6-11.

Phone: 651-565-3829.

Location: On the bluff top 2 miles west of Wabasha on Hwy. 60.

Items to see: Collector Les Behrns has acquired a South Dakota mosaic of a buffalo made of 1,471 bison teeth; a massive collection of arrowheads and spear points from the area; dozens of mounted full-body hunting trophies, including four types of North American bighorn sheep; an exact replica of the holster and gun worn by actor Ken Curtis, who played Festus on ''Gunsmoke''; a 12,000-year-old mammoth tusk and a rare painting of "Custer's Last Fight."

Where will it all go? When Behrns and his wife move to Wyoming, his son will keep most of the arrowheads and rare guns. Two auction houses will disperse the rest online in coming months: Kull Auction of Topeka, Kan., will sell most of the guns (www.kullauction.com ), and Hines Auction of Ellsworth, Wis., will sell off most of the local artifacts (www.hinesauctionservice.com ).

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