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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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10:00 am - 8:00 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
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: 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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We weren't burning with interest about Minnesota history but had a few hours to kill so walked over to the MHC. It was more interesting and larger than we expected and we spent 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We weren't burning with interest about Minnesota history but had a few hours to kill so walked over to the MHC. It was more interesting and larger than we expected and we spent 3 hours there! Definitely worth a visit.

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Wells, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums in the metro area. Beautiful new building with GREAT exhibits. Many of these change on a regular basis. Great kid's programs!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had the privilege to attend the Ebony Fashion Show at the History Center with my daughter and it was very well done. The preview for members was done exceptionally well with a good jazz ensemble prior to the show. I couldn't have expected any more than a fine show with some great displays by the models, all in all it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The MN History Center not only houses a museum, but also the the Hubbs Microfilm Room, and the Gale Library. They are a gem for researching family histories in the Upper Midwest.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited the Minnesota History Center several times a regular visitor and as a special event attendee. I've really enjoyed the focus on Minnesota's indigenous peoples over the past few years (since the 2008 150 years of statehood celebrations), as I think that's critical to our region's history. I've also had the chance to work with several of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Plan to spend several hours, this is the perfect family day... great hands-on and engaging history exhibits for kids while keeping the adults interested and learning new information about Minnesota History. The Then, Now, Wow exhibit is a must. Where else can you learn about the Rondo neighborhood, "dissect" a buffalo, and set off pretend dynamite in a taconite mine!... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We live in the north metro and hadn't visited the Museum ever. What a mistake that was. It's as good as you'll find anywhere. The displays and information are Smithsonian quality, absolutely great Minnesota history in a fun, comfortable environment. Take yourself, take your family, you'll not regret it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This beautiful building near downtown St. Paul is a fascinating place to visit. Weather simulation and WWII bomber simulation were of great interest to my 8 year old grandson. This is a place you should see!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've been to the Minnesota History Center twice in the last month. Once with my family and once on a school field trip with my 4th grader. When I think "History Center" I imagine a bunch of old pictures, books, newspaper clippings, etc. HA!!! Not even close! (Although come to think of it, I bet they have that too. There... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well, it's been years since I've visited, but my recollection is that the history center has enough and varied enough displays to interest both generations of our family the day we visited.

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Additional Information about Minnesota History Center

Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
Phone Number: 651 296 6126
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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