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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
651 296 6126
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Ranked #3 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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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226 reviews 226 reviews
125 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I went fishing while a guest at a resort called Craygans Gull Lake Minnesota. Log cabins over looking lake.The owner Dutch Craygans was a kind and a good host.After four wonderful days here we went south to Coon Rapids staying with a family on the Misissipi river.We saw black bear wild turkey bison, also a red cardinal, blue jays,cickadees this... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Minnesota History Center quite elegantly beat the pants off the Science Museum. If you have time for just one, this is it. The exhibits are carefully curated - no filler. The exhibits are thought-provoking and engaging. The toys exhibit is great and the permanent exhibits seemed fresh despite being on display for years. These aren't just things stuck behind... More

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Columbus, GA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The MHS does an absolutely incredible job in all their museums, programs, and historic sites. The History Center contains several exhibition galleries with creative displays. My only complaint is that they did not have a traditional overview history of Minnesota among them. A lot of special exhibits but as a first timer in MN, I hoped to get a good... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum. I think it the the best I have personally seen. Loved all of the displays and interactive exhibits. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Bethesda, MD
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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place charges admission which is not what I'm used to living in the DC area. But it would say it is absolutely worth it. The permanent exhibits are so good we ran out of time. The toy exhibit was wonderful bringing back childhood memories. Layout and design top notch.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

...to have this gem in our capital city! I love it here. From the programs & exhibits to allllll the history of our state this building & it's staff holds!! We have an awesome time here with the kids & love eating in the café which has great food & desserts. Can be really busy at lunch time!

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Flint, mi
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792 reviews 792 reviews
161 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I really enjoyed the "Toys of the 60s, 70s, and 80s" exhibit. My wife and I looked at all of the displays and many times said "I have that" or "I had a friend who had one of those". The Slinky spring toy which never did the "stair thing" correctly at my house worked just right on a staircase made... More

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