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State Fairgrounds Minnesota

1265 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55108-3109
(651) 288-4400
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Ranked #2 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Been Going there for over 50 Years At One Time it was the BEST But over the years it Kinda Stayed the Same It has Never Really Updated Its a fun time but not a 2014 Must See

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Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is as advertised - the "Happiest 5 K" on the planet. Great for walkers and runners alike. Very organized. Great race bag.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We have one of the largest State Fairs in the country and boast some pretty great Grand Stand entertainment! Food on a stick is our claim to fame and every year the fair brings in something new to try...on a stick. One of my favorite places to visit is the animal birthing barn where you can see actual live births... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I love the fair. I grew up coming here and even worked one year serving cheese curds. The food variety, what can I say. Everything on a stick but my favorite still is corn on the cob. I enjoy the skyline ride, fine arts building and orchid show. I would advise, if you don't like crowds like me go early... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I absolutely love the state fair. There are so many things to do from sun-up to sun-down. Food is literally everywhere and everything you can think of you can find. I love the Miracle of Birth Center, as well as the lumberjack show. Something different you can't always see. The only downsize it does get very crowded and buildings get... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The State Fair is a strange beast. Weird foods, weirder people, yet at its heart it is a great microcosm of Minnesota. I spent four consecutive days at the Fair last year, so I have a few tips. Be prepared to spend some money on food. Even with food vouchers we spent some dough, but if you like to graze... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have you ever felt the summer would go out like a bang? Well it will be your choice to end it successfully by visiting the many varied food venues, and activities just popping out spontaneous enough that you're not confined to the paper information of scheduled events which traditionally are not my way of seeking fun, believe me, it will... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The state fairground becomes a social meeting place for the people of the state during the fair. The huge ground is decorated with stalls of goods. Lots of eating spots and entertaining stuffs make visiting the fair worthy.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Minnesota has an awesome State Fair! We went three times while it was there and had a great time every time. However, knowing now what I didn't know then I would never go on the last day of the fair again. I t was literally wall to wall people...to the point you could barely move! The only place I've ever... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The fairgrounds host everything from huge horse shows to car and gun shows, sales of every kind and even concerts. Perhaps the most important event in the state is held at the end of August through Labor Day. The Minnesota State Fair is a sweating, munching, seething mass of blissed out humanity. Come for the corn dogs, stay for the... More

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