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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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Denver, Colorado
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248 reviews 248 reviews
63 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best museums don't try to do too much. This museum has a half dozen or so major exhibits and does them right. Much thought and effort put into each and plenty of interaction as well. Very nice building, handy parking, near highway, reasonable admission. One of the best places to visit in the Twin Cities area.

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Orlando, FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit was for a friend's wedding several years ago. The location was beautiful enough for us to look it up before a recent trip. The new toys exhibit piqued our interest to stop by and we are glad we did. Many of our childhood favorites were featured and we were excited to learn that most were created in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go in the cities. They also had a great exhibit on the Dakota Wars. The staff is excellent.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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254 reviews 254 reviews
87 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The building is a work of art with great views of the capital building. The exhibits speak to the baby boomers and their families (toys of the 40's-50's-60's), a house through many immigrants with their stories and a great WWII exhibit. Worth the time and money. Don't miss it. Cafeteria has great gourmet sandwiches and soups.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is great museum for kids to interact with exhibits teaching about different parts of Minnesota and US history.

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Concord, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of the best museums of its type that I've ever visited. Lots of interactive exhibits that my 8 year old son loved. He especially loved the mining exhibit where he could drop explosives into holes and then blow it up. The greatest generation exhibit was great, as was the toy exhibit. Nice views of both the capital... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This museum is incredible! It is comprehensive, interactive and a lot of fun. It has interesting things for all ages. The museum presents information in such creative ways. For example, in an exhibit about a home in Minnesota, you turn the sausage maker and information is printed on each sausage that comes out. You can "dissect" a buffalo, scan the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been planning to visit the Museum for some time and finally got the chance! I must say it was everything and more than I had expected. This museum has something for everyone and certainly has some of the most impressive artivacts anywhere. From the Civil War to the display of the TV show "Gunsmoke" it is a fantastic... More

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