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Minnesota History Center

Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
Phone Number: 651 296 6126
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: This museum makes ingenious use of its 44,000 square feet and two million items.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum makes ingenious use of its 44,000 square feet and two million items.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Minnesota has a rich history. So much of it has been saved by these good folks. Lots of great interactive displays, a friendly knowledgeable staff. There is much to see and do, they also change exhibits so you can go more than once a year. It is well worth the cost of admission. They have discounts for Military and Seniors,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

While a Minnesota History Museum may sound dull, it has been a great destination for my kids throughout the years. The building itself is beautiful and has great views of St Paul. There are often quite a few interactive exhibits - trying to pull a plow through the dirt with an ox, climbing through the play grain tower structure, sitting... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited the History Center specifically to see the toys of the 50's, 60's and 70's exhibit. While we enjoyed looking through the old toys, but when we realized we had seen it all, we were both surprised there wasn't more. Fortunately, our ticket provided admission to the rest of the museum which was very well done with many interactive... More 

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to the MHC to see the Toys from the 50s, 60s, and 70s exhibit over the holidays and were blown away by how amazing this history museum is. I cannot think of another museum that does such an excellent job conveying information in such a fun and accessible way. My four kids, ages 4-8, loved it too. So... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great exhibits, great food and a gift shop that will blow your mind. If you are a history buff, this is a must see. There is an admission charge and parking fee, but it's reasonable and you might find you'll spend the entire day there. Lots to see.

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Minneapolis
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband, myself, and our two children visited the Minnesota History Center for the first time this week. It was a total of $34 for all of us, plus an additional $3.50 for two hours parking. I really appreciated not having to pay extra to see the traveling exhibits like you have to do at the MN Science Museum. The... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wonderful museum--lots of fun for school agers and adults. Several outstanding permanent exhibits. Don't miss the tornado simulation in the weather area (you hunker down in a "basement" and hear it descend upon you). The Greatest Generation exhibit lets you experience getting shot down in a bomber--very powerful and scary (not too scary for my fourth grader). Too bad Toys!... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This building is wonderful! The design and interior has a spacious feeling with beautiful stone work. The displays we enjoyed during this visit were Toys, Toys, Toys and the House exhibit. Both full of information presented in interesting manner. Just fun to interact with the displays and travel down memory lane looking at the Toys. The Museum shops are both... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Excellent opportunity to learn about Minnesota history. So much to see, experience and learn and interact with. Exhibits are exceptionally done and worth a stop if you are at the Capitol building which is, for all intents- across the street.

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Bradenton, Florida
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270 reviews 270 reviews
49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent an enjoyable afternoon touring this history center. My wife wanted me to go by myself but after a little encouraging and a little bribe I got her to go, she enjoyed it. Presently they have special displays honoring "The Greatest Generation" very interesting seeing the Army vehicle that was made at the Ford plant in... More 

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