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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Come and see the Minnesota History

Mummies, Prince's costume, celebrity wedding clothes plus pioneer tools and clothes, cultural... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pam B
Fort Madison
Outstanding exhibits

Great museum that brings creativity and humor to the story of Minnesota and beyond. I particularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. The building is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mummies, Prince's costume, celebrity wedding clothes plus pioneer tools and clothes, cultural everything from Minnesota's history. Good parking and access. Close to the Cathedral (another site to visit).

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum that brings creativity and humor to the story of Minnesota and beyond. I particularly enjoyed the Behind these Walls (?) exhibit that tells the story of a city and a neighborhood by telling the story of the people who lived in a particular...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! Worth the money and fun for the whole family! The WW1 exhibit was fabulous. Make sure to sit in the airplane and hear the story of the paratroopers. Also the "Greatest Generation" was very interesting.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Minnesota Historical Society's Center on a number of occasions for business related to historical preservation projects and just as tourists. A visit to the History Center is worth the time and the entrance fee. The present World War I Exhibit...More

Thank Gaboon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the museum and library several times. The exhibits are well presented and the special exhibits are always worth a visit. Great gift shop.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Minnesota History Center and it was awesome. The Minnesota's Greatest Generation exhibit was amazing. They even had a recon car! My six year old wanted to get into the recon car. I could have been in that exhibit alone for 90...More

Thank Princerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some places I use for family history research have minimal resources and not much support staff, usually just pointing me to Ancestry (that I can do from anywhere). This facility has great resources of its own and I have always had success in getting staff...More

Thank Tony9876
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I spent the day looking at microfiche copies of news papers and city directories of St. Paul dating from the the 1860's and 70's. I also looked at maps, pictures and reference books about the same time period. I was there from 9am to 7pm...More

Thank janc468
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It was crowded with disrespectful children. Coming here during the day was a big mistake. Every exhibition was overtaken by a school group who had no respect for other visitors. Not to mention the actual history part of the museum was lacking. It seemed as...More

1  Thank Kalina L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My kids dragged their feet about going but were pleasantly surprised. We have an 11 and 12 yeast old and there was lots for them to do. This museum has a nice collection, is informative, and has lots of interactive exhibits. I would think any...More

Thank tandbi
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Carly F
19 November 2015|
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Response from americantraveller74 | Reviewed this property |
I think that you would need to speak directly to the museum itself for any availability. I would have no way of knowing what they could offer. Sorry!
Steve K
9 April 2015|
Response from MNHCSP |
Inspiring Beauty: 40 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair runs from May 22 to August 16. Stunning gowns and one-of-a-kind ensembles by haute couture designers such as Christian Dior, Patrick Kelly, and Vivienne Westwood are... More
30 December 2014|
Response from MNHCSP |
I don't know, but Saint Paul, Minnesota, where we are located, is about as far from any ocean as you can get and still be in a major North American urban area! This might be a question for a different museum?