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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Interesting & Interactive

This center was definitely worth the $11.00 entrance fee. The attractions were well laid-out... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
americantraveller74
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Chicago, IL
Great architecture, food and history

A manageable size museum that is well curated. The building is worth the trip for the view of the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2015
Rochelle O
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

This center was definitely worth the $11.00 entrance fee. The attractions were well laid-out, interactive & the information was thorough. The Hmong exhibit was what I was going for & I found much more than what I expected. Great experience was had by all in...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2015

A manageable size museum that is well curated. The building is worth the trip for the view of the Capitol. Don't miss the restaurant or the gift shop.

Thank Rochelle O
Reviewed August 11, 2015

I saw this attraction as I walked from the Capitol/Rice Street Station (Light Rail) to the St. Paul Basilica. I was disappointed to learn that it is not opened on Sunday, my last day in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. It would be, however, in my...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed August 3, 2015

I'm not much of a history buff nor did I expect my 3 kids (8, 6 and 3) to enjoy a history museum, but we all thought it was great. We were there on mid summer Saturday and it was surprisingly (and blissfully) empty which...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Such a great place to visit to learn about Minnesota's history as well as explore cultural exhibits.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed July 28, 2015

I absolutely love the Minnesota History Center. I think that it has as many, if not more, hands-on experiences as the science museum, but at a fraction of the cost. This place is a total bargain. It is ideal for kids 6 and older. Adults...More

1  Thank Stillh2olocal
Reviewed July 28, 2015

The permanent exhibits are enjoyable but not stuff I'd want to visit again and again. The rotating exhibits vary in their appeal to me, but if something looks interesting I'm usually not disappointed. Parking is expensive.

1  Thank SherriandBrandon
Reviewed July 17, 2015

The museum provides a lot of history and the story of Minnesota in a very organized way. I was especially impressed with the use of hands-on opportunities for children. This is a great way to get and keep them interested and teaching them something without...More

Thank PJL_SC
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

A very nice facility with revolving exhibits about every 6 months or so along with some standard always there things. Nice restaurant on lowest floor. Also a gift shop and book shop with some items you probably won't find elsewhere. A great genealogy research library...More

Thank Jdk_mn
Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was beautifully organized by theme with hands on and visual/auditory exhibits. The story of a house and the 50 plus residents who had lived there over the years was incredible. I had never seen so many "please touch" "sit here" and other invitations to...More

Thank dudpa
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Carly F
November 18, 2015|
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Response from americantraveller74 | Reviewed this property |
I think that you would need to speak directly to the museum itself for any availability. I would have no way of knowing what they could offer. Sorry!
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Steve K
April 8, 2015|
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tagw
December 29, 2014|
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I don't know, but Saint Paul, Minnesota, where we are located, is about as far from any ocean as you can get and still be in a major North American urban area! This might be a question for a different museum?
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