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Foshay Tower

821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
+1 651-296-6126
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Loved it!

I learned that I have a fear of heights today- surprised me! Enjoyed my little tour. Hotel staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fantastic views

This tower felt like a mini version of the State Empire building, when I reached the top, it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cam T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven days a week from 12:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting, both will be open year round.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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“w hotel” (28 reviews)
821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned that I have a fear of heights today- surprised me! Enjoyed my little tour. Hotel staff was very friendly. I'm surprised that people complain about price, nothing is cheap in this area so o thought it seemed reasonable.

Thank RenderMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tower felt like a mini version of the State Empire building, when I reached the top, it reminded me of that scene with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan from "Sleepless in Seattle". I loved the Art Deco feel of the elevators in the hotel...More

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is good for about a 30-45 minute experience. Inside the W Foshay lobby, the only the elevator to the far right goes up to the top floor. I think it was $8 admission collected before the elevator, but it was free for guests of...More

1  Thank Shawnathan88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not go to the observation deck, but did visit the bar which I believe was on the 11th floor. Great, pretty drinks! Awesome views out the windows and wonderful seating areas. Just a beautiful restored hotel!

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

small museum at top with great views of the city! even on a cloudy day, we could see numerous landmarks

Thank Smileyface220
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I did not intend to visit Foshay Tower, but I was looking for something to do in the afternoon. We paid $10 each to visit the museum and the observation deck. The museum had some interesting exhibits, but there wasn't much to...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Well known for its views over Minneapolis which were good, it has an interesting history well explained at the small museum on the floor below the viewing platform. As a small group of 6 we managed to do a deal on the entry price, without...More

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The Foshay Tower Observation Deck and Museum was one of the best surprise we discovered this summer. It is on the National Register of Historical Places and a gem of an Art Deco Masterpiece. Its history is pretty awesome as well.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The shape is unique. Best view might be of its reflection in neighboring buildings from the observation deck. The musuem tells an interesting and little known story. The lobby is lovely, hard marble floors. Occassionally the "background" music was a little overpowering. Be sure to...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Foshay is a must see for all architecture and history enthusiasts! We are a group that travels around and visits historic hotels and buildings. Ross gave us a detailed and informative history of the building. The museum and rooftop observatory is a must see....More

Thank kopolovsky
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11 October 2017|
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Response from kopolovsky | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public. We paid $10 a person to go up. I believe that hotel guests go up for free.