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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 62 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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185 reviews 185 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were recently here for an event and were able to see some of the exhibits. This is a wonderful place to have a reception and it is great wondering through some of the history on display.

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Center City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband and I visited the MN History Center to see the Prohibition Exhibit.. It was so worth it and done extremely well. We spent about 2 hours in that part alone and then another couple hours in other arts of the History Center. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful place to learn about our history and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
250 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Located right next to the State Capitol you can get a two-fer and spend a whole day in both. This is a very personal museum which focuses on Minnesotans and their place in the US. I enjoyed it very much. Most moving was the simulator plane were you can experience a wartime moment.

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Adrian, Michigan
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339 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This place is a terrific history museum a stone's throw from the capitol building. When we lived in St. Paul many years ago, I recall visiting this museum and thinking how well done it was and how superior it was to other museums like it. It was clear that the Minnesota Historical Society was one of the more serious organizations... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is the second time I have been here. I went with my son's fourth grade class for a field trip, and had forgotten how much I loved it here the first time I went with my daughter's class a few years before. What a fun way to learn about history. There is a tornado 'room' where you sit in... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was on my MUST DO list for way too long. What a fun day we had! Thoughtful and engaging design and exhibitions for every visitor. I was concerned my history buff boyfriend would bore me to death but every aspect of the museum engages all interest levels. From the weather section to walking thru an ore mine to being... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The staff and volunteers are very friendly and engaging. The displays are clever and effective, from the representation of the relations with the native population to the waves of migrations to the area over the years. Lots of child friendly and interactive exhibits. Many families enjoying themselves giving the whole experience a Norman Rockwell feeling. One exhibit, "If the walls... More

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Moorhead, MN
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102 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We started our day at the Minnesota History Center were we spent the morning heading through Minnesota's Greatest Generation, Then Now Wow, Open House, and Weather Permitting exhibits. I loved the Then, Now, Wow exhibit- it brings a lot of Minnesota history into one space and really gives you a feel for all of Minnesota instead of just the cities,... More

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It is a beautiful building, nicely put together and a good overall experience but I would like to have seen more artifacts instead of informational signs.

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Proctor, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My wife and I spent a few hours here and would have stayed longer, but they were closing. We have an old house and were talking to someone there about trying to learn some history about it. She told us to come back and they can help research information about it. Would love to go back and see if they're... More

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