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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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great for kids or date night-awesome library and history and snackfood place

This is a free event. A must do for all Minnesotan's who want to better understand our history and Indian history. Hands on activities, lots of space, well done design, grand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Donna M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a free event. A must do for all Minnesotan's who want to better understand our history and Indian history. Hands on activities, lots of space, well done design, grand building, excellent library- shopping spot and food court in well lit dining area... kids or date night- or all the family- I loved it.

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Thank Donna M
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Groupon for this great discount offering. The History Center is a favorite- but we challenge ourselves to make the most our membership and see how many sites we can get to in a year. I strongly recommend the Oliver Kelly farm in the spring. If you love Minnesota this is a great jumping off point for getting more... More 

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Thank Heather J
Jordan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will definitely be going back for more. We were there for over 3 hours and the only reason we left was because we were meeting someone else off site for lunch. Will definitely plan on straying at the museum and eating lunch so we can go back and spend more time at the exhibits. Great mix of enough information... More 

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Thank MnMotherMary
Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many things to see and so much to learn. They cover so many different eras and cultures with many kinds of displays, including a neat "theater" show. So many hands on things that kids will love. You can stay for lunch, shop in the store and keep exploring.

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Thank texsota1614
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the Suburbia exhibit. I had no idea what to expect. It was so much fun. I was amazed that it was only $12 to see the exhibit. The building itself is beautiful. I want to go back to spend more time enjoying the entire center.

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Thank Shannon J
Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have spent every day at the History Center in research for a book about T B Walker, the Minneapolis timber baron and art collector. In that time I have had the pleasure of interacting with both research staff and librarians who are unfailingly friendly and helpful. One great feature of the History Center is that the facility is large... More 

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Thank HerbMotley
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. I found the Then and Now exhibit to be my favorite exhibit. I also truly enjoyed their special exhibit on Suburbia, the exhibit on Minnesota weather and the Greatest Generation. Because of lack of time I didn't get to spend enough time in the exhibit on all resident's a single house had over the years,... More 

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Thank Ryan A
Poulsbo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a great fine. Liked seeing all the unique toys and found out Prince was from this area. Glad I went in to see the institute

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Thank celested1016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

There are always interesting exhibits, and the History Center is more affordable, and sometimes free, for families. My friends with kids tell me that the kids have really enjoyed hands-on exhibits. Great for a cold Minnesota day. There is also a fine reference facility for Minnesota history, whether you are searching for ancestors or writing a novel. The Historical Society... More 

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Thank UncleRicky
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

There's always something interesting to see at the History Center. Besides the usual displays, there are also exhibits that change, periodically. Even if you think you're not a history buff, you'll enjoy the various exhibits. Recently, I attended an AARP 'movies for grown-ups' event in the evening at the History Center's theater. It's a great place to spend some time... More 

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