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State Fairgrounds Minnesota

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Address: 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55108-3109
Phone Number: (651) 288-4400
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Our State Fair is the Best State Fair...

The Minnesota State Fair, open for 12 days ending on Labor Day, is a mélange of food, beer, entertainment, concerts, animals, exhibits, rides, and merchandise. Have I missed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Minnesota State Fair, open for 12 days ending on Labor Day, is a mélange of food, beer, entertainment, concerts, animals, exhibits, rides, and merchandise. Have I missed anything? Marketed as the Great Minnesota Get Together, the Fair attracts around 1,750,000 visitors a year to look at each other. Much of it is an acquired taste, but if you're in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed our Great Minnesota Get Together (State Fair) is among the top 5 in the country and worth the trip in late August/Early September...but if you come during an "off fair time" - you could come to the fairgrounds for HUGE sales, whether it's golf, Wilson's Leather, boats/RVs or computers ...you'll get a GREAT deal! The annual Back-to-the-Fifties car show... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our state fair is a great state fair, don't miss it don't even be late. This is the BEST state fair in the US. It's great to look at all the exhibits, eat & people watch.

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Thank MnMotherMary
Saint Cloud, Florida
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Minnesota. I am from Saint Cloud Florida. It was nice to see the fair and exhibits the way my hometown used to be. My boyfriend is from there and he had been talking about the fair for days. We even planned the trip to Minnesota around the fair. It was very enjoyable and the... More 

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kudos to the MN State Fair for their educational exhibits that are also fun and interactive! I suggest the Miracle of Birth Center. Also check out the various barn booth exhibits that explain how food travels from Minnesota farms to your table. The fair highlights the best of everything in our state. Oh, and come hungry, because there is no... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you have not made time to go to this crazy experience during its State Fair you should just sit down right now and make a plan that involves a bicycle. This is a HUGE space and it is crawling with people and most people do the fair over a period of days. Pack lots of cash because there is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I LOVE THE FAIR!! It is the perfect combo of amazing deep fried foods, people watching and attractions!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

wow a lot of walking!!! there are things to do to keep you going all day!!! wear tennis!! you want it, its there to eat!! stages with free bands ect..... see a concert. all day fun!!!!!

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I flew out to attend the MN State Fair (from San Diego California) with my wife and 11 year old son for a long weekend. It was worth every penny. This is Fair is all about !!! So many different kind of food you can't even keep count. All the exhibits were outstanding. Some of the artwork by school kids... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I attend various other events at this location besides the most common (The State Fair). From Craft shows, motorcycle, old cars, etc. Parking at times can be challenging.

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