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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
651 296 6126
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Ranked #2 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience. The fair is famous for its deep fried foods, but it is so much more. There are so many exhibits dedicated to the farms of the state. I knew about the grains and dairy that Minnesota produces, but apples? There is some serious research into new strains of apples going on right across the way at... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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274 reviews 274 reviews
74 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Easy to reach, parking is not a huge space. The History Center has a series of exhibits, some ongoing, with a few changing periodically. The Minnesota's Greatest Generation enables one to experience items from the time in such a way that you get a sense of WWII in St.Paul. Some exhibits are more hands on of course. For anyone who... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I went here today with my kids and had a great time. There was a lot of sights to see...more than I expected and they were very well put together.The staff was very knowledgeable and the Toys exhibit was fantastic. My kids are already begging me to go back!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
74 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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