Welcome to West Winds

Explore the story of West Winds mansion, the museum’s home on 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."