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Minnesota History Center

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Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
Phone Number: 651 296 6126
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This museum makes ingenious use of its 44,000 square feet and two million...
This museum makes ingenious use of its 44,000 square feet and two million items.
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Neat place to visit for adults or kids.

Some interesting exhibits, although no real historical timeline of the area which I would've liked to see. But the separate exhibits are good for a variety of people -- some for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Some interesting exhibits, although no real historical timeline of the area which I would've liked to see. But the separate exhibits are good for a variety of people -- some for kids, some for adults. I really enjoyed the old streetcar exhibit, with depictions in the windows at each stop along the line from different eras, as to what used... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum of Minnesota history. Have been there several times. Watch for special exhibits that they have from time to time -- some of those have been wonderful.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This beautiful building features a series of very well organized history exhibits, plus permanent displays relating to Minnesota. If you have a little time and are interested in the state, this is certainly a good place to see. The last exhibit I saw was 1950s toys, which was well laid out and a lot of fun.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum charges an entry fee but has some free times. Great parking for a fee. It is located across from St. Paul's Cathedral in west St. Paul. Great hands on displays for children that are still interesting for adults. I really learned a lot at the Native American exhibit about children's schools and the traumas for children removed from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family went the and we had a blast. It is fun for all ages. I recommend doing it. Even if you don't care for zoos. But trust me it is worth it.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I go here for lunch but love the way they change out some of the historical rooms. Last time I was there is was a walk back in time to TV and living. Movie theatres, 50's through 80's TV, games, etc.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Minnesota History Cnter houses the Gale Family Library - a jewel for genealogical research. Very knowledgable and helpful staff.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So well done, great staff makes this place a Go To for learning about your roots and WHY family came to live in Minnesota. Also be sure to check out their website. I've been doing Ancestry.com stuff and was stuck, the site gave me ideas and helped a bunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It has wonderful displays and opportunities for research of various kinds from history of the cities and towns to genealogy.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This center was definitely worth the $11.00 entrance fee. The attractions were well laid-out, interactive & the information was thorough. The Hmong exhibit was what I was going for & I found much more than what I expected. Great experience was had by all in my party. If you live in MN, you definitely should join this organization!

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