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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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St. Paul, MN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

There were a few special exhibits on the day we visited; we especially enjoyed the toys of the 50's, 60's, and 70's. The permanent exhibits are interesting too. On a side note, it's a beautiful building.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Imaginative exhibits - history, fun, and all about Minnesota. Thumbs up for the eco-friendly café. Modest admission cost, shops have Minnesota products.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I loved learning about different artists and celebrities from Minnesota. I also enjoyed the toy exhibit, finding out that some famous and well-known toys were first-born out of Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Helpful volunteers and staff. Interesting for all ages. Clean and inviting. Great gift shop with fair to moderate prices on various items.

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Tucson
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped in to see the toy exhibit and ended up enjoying an exhibit on a house and iron mining even more. The staff are super friendly, as I have come to expect from Minnesota. These folks curate and stage great exhibits.

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Clinton, MS
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Tells the "story" of Minnesota through three primary exhibits. 1) Minnesota Then & Now addresses the lives and cultures of Native American peoples who inhabited the state, the immigrants who moved to and settled in Minnesota, and the interaction of the cultures as the state developed agriculturally and industrially. 2) Weather Permitting presents a fascinating approach to illustrating how weather,... More

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Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went here during the "Toys of the 50s, 60s & 70s" display and was very fun experience. Also very cool to see different eras throughout the museum!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is really fun mainly for adults. They bring you back to your childhood with some toys from the 50s 60s and 70s. Lots of information on Minnesota. This place is a must see.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
133 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Although this museum is primarily geared to children, the above captioned exhibit is worthy of some adult time and focus. We paid senior rate, walked there from the capitol (which is just off the light rail) and walked further down to the cathedral. No reason to miss it. Buy your tickets downstairs in this beautiful building. The cafe was good... More

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A great way to spend cold winter day. Makes learning about the state interesting and fun for kids and adults.

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