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Address: 235 South 33rd Avenue, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Phone Number: (320) 253-8424
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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way more interesting than I thought it would be.

The place looked small from the outside, but it had a lot more in there than I would have imagined. I was skeptical, because lets face it, the smaller town museums are often a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The place looked small from the outside, but it had a lot more in there than I would have imagined. I was skeptical, because lets face it, the smaller town museums are often a bit cheesy, but I really liked this place. The displays were well done and it was well maintained. I'll go back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Museum was small. Coupons available in St. Cloud Magazine so made it worthwhile. Enjoyed the history of Granite Mining in the area and the history of Pan Automobiles.

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Nevis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had occasion to visit SHM while doing genealogy research one rainy afternoon. Since my family was from the St. Cloud area, I was delighted to find a vast amount of info on my family! The records department has an elderly gentleman who is very informative, does German translations, and knew several family members. The exhibits were lots of fun and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction 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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