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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
651 296 6126
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Ranked #3 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This museum makes ingenious use of its 44,000 square feet and two million items.
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of interactive exhibits and pretty good restaurant. Gift shop is good also. Get your Minnesota vacation started here for history of Minnesota, you betcha ya!

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I went to the old toy exhibit. We loved the exhibit. We then toured the rest of the museum. I applaud the wonderful folk who volunteer at the Center. I loved the detail and care of each exhibit. This is a treasure in St. Paul. Every Minnesotan should go through this history preservation site. I will return... More

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Isanti
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went on a Tuesday night for free. It would have been well worth the full admission price. Great displays from each decade of television.

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Norwalk, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were leaving St Paul and all of a sudden our two grandkids so a sign for towys of the 50s, 60, &70s. It also attracted us and we stopped in. The exhibit was very good as the kids kept asking did we have those toys or want them when we were that age, generational differences, but they and we... More

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love the Minnesota History Center. We have been there three times, and each visit has been a lot of fun. Great exhibits, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Lots of interesting Minnesota History on display, and a great view of the Capital as well. Get a snack or meal at the Cafe Minnesota on the first floor-lots of... More

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Coal City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was not on our original list of things to do. However with the capital under construction this place seemed to fill a hole. Well, it did not just fill the hole it took the entire afternoon. My girls (12) and (7) had a wonderful time. I appreciated the care and concern that the staff took with the girls'... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Most of the exhibits seemed geared towards children, and as an adult travelling without children, I found most of the exhibits amateurish.

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Davenport, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A lot of good information! It was fun to walk around learn about all the interesting Minnesota history! Definitely would recommend, but give yourself enough time!

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Denver, Colorado
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257 reviews 257 reviews
68 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We took a tour sponsored by the History Center and it was excellent. The Tour Guide that narrated was interesting, well informed and presented his material in a fun and interesting manner. Multiple stops for food along the way in various ethnic neighborhoods. A definite thing to do if offered again. Parking is at the Minnesota History Center and is... More

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Oakland, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautiful museum that gives you a great sense of the history of the area. Lots of interactive exhibits. Saw a great temporary exhibit on toys.

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