Become a Member

The Museum of Lake Minnetonka is a member-based organization and offers a variety of membership levels. Membership may be obtained online or by mail. Thank you for your support!

  • Membership helps keep Minnehaha maintained, cover insurance costs, and fund programs while we work to secure a launch site for the boat.
  • Membership benefits include invitations to special events, a subscription to the Steamboatin’ News newsletter, and complementary cruise tickets for when the boat returns to the waters of Lake Minnetonka.

Membership Categories

Membership Category

Annual Fee

Membership Period

Complimentary Tickets*

Volunteer (20+ hrs/yr)







Two (2)




Three (3)




Four (4)

Captain’s / Lifetime**



Two individuals per usage

(member or spouse plus one guest)

*Complimentary cruise tickets will be honored when Minnehaha is back on the lake.
**No longer available but still honored (sold previously as “Captain’s or Lifetime Membership).

All membership categories include the following member benefits:

  • Complimentary tickets (quantity & restrictions listed below).
  • Invitations to special events such as MLM’s Season Kick-Off and Annual Membership Meeting.
  • Updates on what’s happening at MLM via e-newsletters (be sure to register your email address).
  • Each Regular Member in good standing is entitled to one (1) vote on all matters voted upon by the membership, including the election of Directors and Officers.
  • Membership benefits rest with the member name as registered and are not transferable (Lifetime member benefits pass to the surviving spouse but not beyond).
  • All memberships are sold on a calendar-year basis.
  • To ensure MLM is able to appropriately direct all membership communications, it is incumbent on the members to inform MLM of any changes in contact information.


  • Member must be present and accompany any guests.
  • Membership card must be presented so Purser can verify complimentary tickets & punch card.
  • Advance reservations will not be accepted for use of complimentary tickets.
  • Valid only for regularly-scheduled Standard cruises; not valid for $5 Special Event cruises.
  • Complimentary tickets will be honored after passengers with pre-sold tickets are boarded.
  • Members looking to use their complimentary tickets must alert Pursers at the dock so they can be boarded prior to walk-up ticket sales.
  • Unpunched tickets will remain valid until used.
  • IRS regulations, redeemed complimentary tickets should be counted as value received for tax purposes.

In recognition of their service, Members of MLM’s Hall of Fame receive the following:

  • Lifetime Membership status and the benefits thereof, including complimentary tickets.
  • Each HOF Member is entitled to one (1) vote on all matters voted upon by the membership, including the election of Directors and Officers.
  • Upon a HOF Member’s passing, all membership privileges will transfer to the surviving spouse (including voting rights).

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