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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 - 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
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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Great Museum

There are a lot of things to see here. It is a well-done museum with friendly staff. Great learning experience for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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156 reviews 156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There are a lot of things to see here. It is a well-done museum with friendly staff. Great learning experience for kids.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My first trip to the Minnesota History Center was very enjoyable, but I needed to come back to experience the C-47 exhibit. This is truly a piece of history from the D-day Invasion and includes the body of an airplane that crashed into a barn after being hit multiple times by anti-aircraft guns. The plane was carrying paratroopers and...... I'll... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great place to go for Mother's Day. Since this is my home town it was very interesting to learn about Minnesota's history. I would go back and bring another with me.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I brought my husband here a few weeks back for a local event and he was just amazed at the detail of Minnesota history within this building. We will definitely be back to explore more of the center. What an incredible place to visit!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everytime I visit the Minnesota History Center, I learn something about our state and its people. I love the house that has been reconstructed in the museum, which tells the history of Saint Paul by sharing the stories of the families who have lived in the house. Another highlight is the tornado basement. They have re-constructed the basement of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Kids loved all the "hands on" interactive exhibits. Very engaging for them and informative texts for the adults, allows for everyone to enjoy the different rooms together. They even have QR codes for techies to learn more/scan them in one of the exhibits. Favorite one was the "Weather Permitting" exhibit where you can experience a tornado in the basement with... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The MN History Center is a great experience for all age groups. Their exhibits are highly interactive and really help you gain a better understanding of our local history. Among our family favorites are the simulated tornado experience, the MN Greatest Generation exhibit including the air plane with the voices from WWII, Grainland, and the interactive computer experience about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Awesome exhibit! The. Minnesota History Center never disappoints! They really do a high quality job telling a story!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've been here a couple if times with my wife and it is always interesting. The last exhibit we went and saw was in the Hmong people people, the part they played in the Vietnam war to help the USA and the local community of them in the Twin Cities area. We also went to the restaurant and the food... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

pretentious and overpriced food; history exhibits pretty pedestrian and don't change often, the whole center is pretentious and overpriced

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