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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Wonderful Overview of MN History

Really enjoyed this museum and its excellent exhibits. We explored life in a tipi and followed the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kls925
Kid and adult friendly!!

This is a great place to take your kids but adults too will have fun. Adults will not be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
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+1 651-296-6126
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"greatest generation"
in 54 reviews
"research library"
in 9 reviews
"weather permitting"
in 11 reviews
"tornado exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 46 reviews
"open house"
in 12 reviews
"lots of interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"civil war"
in 15 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"great museum"
in 16 reviews
"different eras"
in 5 reviews
"exhibits change"
in 7 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 12 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
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"learn something"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum and its excellent exhibits. We explored life in a tipi and followed the traders in birchbark canoes and enjoyed spending time in a sod house. This museum has taken a house from St. Paul and reconstructed different rooms of the house...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take your kids but adults too will have fun. Adults will not be bored! We visited from Canada and were pleasantly surprised. There are lots of interactive exhibits. Several you get into including a WW2 C-47 bomber fuselage, a...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This museum is well worth the time to go. Parking is around $5 and is right next to the entrance. The permanent displays are very well done. Kids can stay entertained. There is a large play structure for them themed to a mill. Can see...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

They have a number of permanent exhibit as well as some changing special exhibits. Very interesting history of the are and you can easily spend an afternoon going through all of them. Very educational, a nice stop for families with school age children, a good...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

visited at the time of the WW1 exhibit. Extremely well done. Other regular visits are very good. Food quality and price were appropriate

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

People were awesome and friendly and we definitely needed to allow ourselves more time which we will do on our next visit. This is a premier facility and well worth a visit if you are near downtown St. Paul.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We took our children 11 and 8 here - it was interactive and informational - it was great for adults and kids ! Staff was very helpful and friendly . We spent 2.5 and by no means saw everything .

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

If you can see the 1968 exhibit, do it! My husband and I are baby boomers and remember that year well. We spent almost 2 hours just in that section of the museum. However, the entire museum to top notch and highly recommended. Ate in...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a very interesting museum with some fascinating exhibits! I actually entered on the second floor and I thought it was a free museum as I couldn’t find the admissions desk – it turns out it’s on the first floor. I walked up to...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I learned so much looking at all the displays. Everything was very nicely done. There was a great section on The Penumbra Theater that I really enjoyed.

Thank Edythe P
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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!
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Steve K
9 April 2015|
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tagw
30 December 2014|
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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?
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