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Stearns History Museum

Address: 235 South 33rd Avenue, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Phone Number: (320) 253-8424
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Saint Cloud
Type: History Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The value in this place might be in the outdoor trails and the research center. But as a museum with exhibits it falls short. There is one nicely done room that recreates the natural environment of the area in the 1850s. But the rest of the museum is mostly just arranged items behind glass. It is not interactive nor otherwise... More 

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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went to the Family History Center in the Stearns county History Museum to research my family tree. Everyone I talked to was very helpful and I was surprised to see how much information they have. They even had a book about the town my great-grandparents lived in that had a picture of my great-grandfather in his store that I... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a wonderful museum - exhibits are outstanding - love the exhibit with wildlife, birds and MN landscape.

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Northampton, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We learned so much about the area from this museum. We had a great time and they had so many different interesting displays! The short video clips were great to learn more about the local history and parts of town. I would definitely recommend this museum if you're in the area.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the highlights of the trip. Very informative and well organized museums recently visited. The displays were awesome. Received an education in an enjoyable way.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This little museum packs a lot of history into it!! Learn about the Pantown cars (native to St. Cloud) and the founder, Sam Pandolfo's, stint in federal prison. Quarry mining is an important industry in the Granite City - see how it's mined in one of the exhibits.

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Oklahoma City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

very nice museum. it displayed the history of the area. staff was vry nice. would recommend seeing it

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