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Address: 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2910
Phone Number: (651) 296-6126
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Description: After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open...
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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All I can say is if you are in the area get up there and see the view in the evening. It is really spectacular. Worth a very short walk down the skyway. You can see all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

All I can say is if you are in the area get up there and see the view in the evening. It is really spectacular. Worth a very short walk down the skyway. You can see all of Minneapolis and St Paul area

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I adore observation decks in tall structures, so I was excited to learn of one located in my city! It is a very open and relaxed observation deck - not as crowded as some. The little museum there is fascinating-it outlines the somewhat bizarre history of how the Foshay tower was designed and built just prior to the start of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we got the tickets for the observation deck in the hotel lobby located on the first floor. It was raining wen we visited and the concierge offered us an umbrella. Even in the rain, we had a fantastic view of the city. definitely a must see if you're visiting Minneapolis.

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This building from the 20's has great history and seems nearly forgotten by tourists so there's no wait, not crowd, there was only one other person there. You pay a small fee and take the elevator all the way to the top floor where there is a small, interesting museum detailing some of Minneapolis's history. Up a flight of stairs... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Was a good view of the city around with some nice information about the rise of the building. Nice entrance to the building too. (visited August 2013)

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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I stopped by to go to the Foshay Museum on Friday, April 17th, and was told that the museum was closed until further notice. Learn from my mistake, and call ahead!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Prohibition Bar on the top floor is great bar. The drinks are as delicious as they are potent! The bar tenders make the drinks very well and present them elegantly with orchids (& dry ice if requested). The whole area has a very cozy, old chic feel to it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Don't miss it! The view is fantastic! Lots of nooks and cranny's to sit in. Don't forget to walk all around the entire bar. A different view with every step!

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Okoboji, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Good view of the city in a cool old building. Have some drinks in the bar, maybe dinner at Manny's. May as well make your way up if you are nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you want to have a great view of Minneapolis, visit Forshay Tower deck. There is also a bar called Prohibition that is very fancy and you can have some drinks at night.

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