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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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Find Minnesota's history (educational, events, programs, collections) with hands on and stand alone exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Find Minnesota's history (educational, events, programs, collections) with hands on and stand alone exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Such a great place to visit to learn about Minnesota's history as well as explore cultural exhibits.

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Stillwater, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love the Minnesota History Center. I think that it has as many, if not more, hands-on experiences as the science museum, but at a fraction of the cost. This place is a total bargain. It is ideal for kids 6 and older. Adults will also find the interatictive exhibits facinating. There are several permanent (or semi-permanent) exhibits and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The permanent exhibits are enjoyable but not stuff I'd want to visit again and again. The rotating exhibits vary in their appeal to me, but if something looks interesting I'm usually not disappointed. Parking is expensive.

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Paulding, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very hands on for you to explore and examine things, lots of things to see and do. Dinosaur bones, the human body, the soar system, several floors to explore....well worth the visit!

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The museum provides a lot of history and the story of Minnesota in a very organized way. I was especially impressed with the use of hands-on opportunities for children. This is a great way to get and keep them interested and teaching them something without them even realizing it. Being older, I really enjoyed the Minnesota's Greatest Generation exhibit. That... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A very nice facility with revolving exhibits about every 6 months or so along with some standard always there things. Nice restaurant on lowest floor. Also a gift shop and book shop with some items you probably won't find elsewhere. A great genealogy research library that is a must see for research in MN and has every MN newspaper on... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was beautifully organized by theme with hands on and visual/auditory exhibits. The story of a house and the 50 plus residents who had lived there over the years was incredible. I had never seen so many "please touch" "sit here" and other invitations to get involved in the exhibits. I am sure children would be overjoyed to visit such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wonderful and interesting exhibits for all ages. Many different ways of presenting our Minnesota history. The library is awesome too for doing your own research on your family or the house you live in! Helpful and knowledgeable employees. Must see if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is so much information at the History Center. Minnesota Weather, Furniture, Air Line history, Government History. Anything to do with Minnesota. Many of the displays are interactive, so even the children will enjoy visiting. Go down 7th st for a meal or eat at the center. Beautifully landscaped for a picnic outside too. This is one of many things... More 

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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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