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“A hidden gem in the Twin Cities” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Murphy's Landing

Murphy's Landing
2187 East Highway 101, Shakopee, MN 55379
763 694 7784
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Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Shakopee
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MN or UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the Twin Cities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is one of the best historic sites around. It is a collection of original buildings that span the 1840's to the 1890's set up in a manner to demonstrate the progression and settlement of the Minnesota River Valley. There are so many aspects of Minnesota and national history that this site has to offer it is truly astounding.

I visit here often. Special events often offer more activities and staff to interact with. In the winter they decorate each house in a different ethnic manner, matching with the time period of the house. Again, an outstanding amount of history that has something for everyone.

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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348 reviews 348 reviews
206 attraction reviews
Reviews in 162 cities Reviews in 162 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“A nice piece of Minnesota history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Very good place for kids as it is interactive and learning-oriented. Like other places one can visit, the workers dress and act in character. Easy to get to, decent parking. Worth the visit.

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Minneapolis
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150 attraction reviews
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Historical outing close to the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We were there on a cloudy day and it was nice to walk and see the buildings, new farm animals and have a couple of discussions from the volunteers at the park. Great place for a walk and to see history in front of you and they have some special days such as the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Christmas time which are supposed to be a "can't miss". If you are a history buff or enjoy nature this is a great place for a couple of hours. We had a really nice, relaxing time, learned about MN in the late 1800s and best of all, it was free.

Visited May 2012
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St. Paul
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great history lesson for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Hands on learning for the family. Love that the employees dress as if from the early century. Always a favirote fieldtrip when in school.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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“Not real exciting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I have never been. My wife says it is just OK. I understand it is interesting for the historic aspect.

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