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“Pretty Cool, Nice Views, Interesting History” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Foshay Tower

Foshay Tower
821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2910 (Downtown)
(651) 296-6126
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Ranked #15 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven days a week from 12:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting, both will be open year round.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Pretty Cool, Nice Views, Interesting History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Foshay Tower is a pretty cool museum/lookout place in downtown Minneapolis. The tower has an interesting history that you can read about near the top of the tower. The views are great and fun. Be careful as it can be very windy up there.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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“architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Foshay used to be the tallest building in the Minneapolis skyline. Now it is dwarfed by the other buildings, but still worth a look around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great stay at the W.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Gorgeous views of the city. Good cocktails. Art deco feel. Great and affordable hotel. The company was very satisfied with the W experience and the visits to the top of the tower made the trip all the more notable.

Visited July 2013
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Quantico, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Went to Foshay Tower not knowing anything about the history but wanted the views. When you go up there is a small museum with some videos. It was really interesting to learn all of the history of the tower while we were up there. We only spent about 20 minutes in the museum and then just checked out the 360 degree views of the city. Even if you don't care to spend any time in the museum it is still worth it to come up and see the views.

Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis
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“History with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Want to see all of the Twin Cities and it's suburbs? Take the elevator up to the top of the Foshay Tower and behold! The interior of the building is very cool and the little (tiny, really) museum is packed with photos. I don't remember the cost to go up to the viewing deck, but it was worth it. We ate lunch at Key's Cafe across the street. Good as always!

Visited August 2012
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