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Minnesota History Center

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Address: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 16512593000
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the...

An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. The building is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics.

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A lovely afternoon

Such a beautiful place! So fun to wander and relearn Minnesota history as well as remember all the fun things from the 50s and 60s collection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful place! So fun to wander and relearn Minnesota history as well as remember all the fun things from the 50s and 60s collection!

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The History Center has regular standard exhibits and at least one travel exhibit. The previous one was on toys. The current one is on Chuck Jones animation work. There is a library for research, a bookstore, and small café. There are areas when you can rest while eating you lunch from home. Plan on spending the day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son went to the Minnesota History Center with his class towards the end of the school year (seven year's old) and loved it. He's been asking to go back all summer. We just took the family and we all had a great time...so much to see and the kids both loved it and want to go back again. Great... More 

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

I love going to the History Center! It has interesting exhibitions about Minnesota history and some seasonal exhibitions as well. The building is spacious and clean. In addition, they have free music on Tuesday night throughout the summer. People can listen to the music and also dance.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad is a Minnesota historical society buff and I joined him to do some family research. The archives are impressive and customer service is excellent. However, the overall 'history center' part was not. I expected from the outside to be 'wowed' and there wasn't much to see. The center does a lot of corporate/special events so I think many... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eight adults in our group-six from out of state who mentioned that they all would be interested in a visit to the MN History Center. They were not disappointed--my husband and I love coming here! The Grestest Generation was of particular interest since all of them had fathers who were in the war. The house exhibit was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of my favorite places to visit in Minnesota, especially when they showcase Native American and Hmong history in MN. I hope that a next exhibit includes a history of the Somali population.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to take families and grandchildren. Great staff, very helpful and informative but not overwhelming. Perfect for families and kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Volunteered with a school group as I was a former teacher- they were so excited to be there- I will return with grandchildren mid week on the early side-

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Charles Schultz exhibit was fantastic! Very interesting and entertaining. We spent about an hour in there looking and listening. The rest of the center was fine, just a lot less than I would have expected. A lot of the history information and items are not necessarily related to the state of MN, but to the history of the entire... More 

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