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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 54 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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Bradenton, Florida
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262 reviews 262 reviews
49 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW 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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Manchester, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I recently attended a dinner event at the MN History Center. What a great evening! There is a private room on the ground level. They set up a cocktail hour with really delicious appetizers that were a variety of grilled vegetables. It was really healthy and yummy! There was a bar in the room that had a nice selection of... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was so fun to see the TOYS exhibit! Plus I got free entry because I brought a toy to donate. Even though they say the toys are from earlier era's, as an 80's baby I recognized and owned many of those they displayed. We enjoyed walking through the other exhibits as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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152 reviews 152 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Minnesota History Center has excellent permanent exhibits as well as special exhibits. Think the admission is a bit steep - $11/adults, $9 senior, $6 children and only discount for active military and college students. No discount for AAA membership. You can buy MHC membership with various levels. Parking is either street paid parking or the closest parking lot for $5;... More 

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Southern Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So much to see and do. A great place to spend an afternoon or a day. Exhibits change periodically and sometimes there are special classes or family activities. An excellent and knowledgeable staff is at the ready to answer any questions. A very nice cafe is the perfect place for a snack or lunch. Fun for the whole family!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are members and enjoy visiting each time a new exhibits is in place. Permanent exhibits are also very entertaining and enlightening. We have been to weddings here and enjoy the high ceilings and splendid views of the State Capital. Also has a great library for genealogy research. Special programs like 1968 and Larry Millett's presentation on Minnesota's Grand Homes... More 

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Chicago metro area
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited this little masterpiece of a museum on Thanksgiving weekend with our extended family. We visited to see the TOYS exhibit, but were we ever glad we ventured into the other galleries! Knowledgeable and friendly staff in every room, historical re-enactors (who informed, but weren't annoying) and loads of hands on activities detailing the history of Minnesota. Ages 10-65... More 

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Peru
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visited here on a sunday before heading back home. It is a nice museum with a beautiful interior including high ceilings and a dome. There is a airplane hanging up as you climb to the third floor where the exhibits are located. The the exhibits include then now and wow displaying what has made the state what it is, America's... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great place to learn more about what makes Minnesota special. There are interesting lectures and tours. The cafe (lunch only) serves good food. In summer, there are free outdoor concerts on Tuesdays, bring some food and a bottle of wine and enjoy a beautiful view.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a great time exploring the variety of exhibits, from the generational toys, to "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" to the Then Now Wow and Charles Chamblis. The building is stunningly beautiful and the museum so vast. It is quite a treasure to have in Minnesota!

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