The Bakken Museum – Minneapolis, Minnesota - Atlas Obscura

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the exploring past, present, and future innovations. 

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The Bakken Museum was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker, and includes a great variety of innovations.

Inside the museum you can find Wimshurst Machines, pacemaker collections, and Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party Room all in the setting of a classic 1930s Tudor Mansion.

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