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Fort Snelling

We love going here in the summer. Especially when they WWII or Civil War weekends. This is for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great historical site

Visit on the 4th of July to see a great historical reenactment by talented volunteers. It's a great... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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With a human history more than 10,000 years in the making, the area today known as Fort Snelling means different things to different people. Explore the past through tours, demonstrations, and conversations that expand the diverse stories of the...more
200 Tower Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4037
+1 612-726-1171
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love going here in the summer. Especially when they WWII or Civil War weekends. This is for the history buff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wayne102018
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Visit on the 4th of July to see a great historical reenactment by talented volunteers. It's a great lesson in local history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ItsJustMeand3
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a must stop especially if you are a history buff. We wish we had more time during our visit. Plan several hours so that you are able to stop in all of the shops and here the history first hand. Great interactive experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy J
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I expected to find Minnesota and frontier military history at Fort Snelling, and I wasn't disappointed to see it in reenacted military drills and re-created barracks. But's there so much more there, too. You can see where Dred Scott and his wife lived for three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rhawnhurster
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Fort Snelling is not just an historic location, it is history coming alive. The film which begins your tour, the interpretive center offers a rich history of the Fort and area. Walking through the fort offers you the opportunity to see what life was like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

A piece of history well worth visiting. Beautiful, well kept grounds. Interactive activities for kids and adults alike. A real piece of American History right near the airport. We went to the park first, but wanted the museum location. O, a little confusing. Easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb J
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Definitely recommend stopping here, everything was well done and very informative. Close to the mall and not far from downtown.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank the4taals
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Allow plenty of time for Fort Snelling -- it's a great place to stop! We watched a short video at the visitor center theater before walking down the road to the fort. (A golf cart is available for those with mobility issues.) We enjoyed every...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We spent several hours between the interpretive center and the fort itself. We arrived hoping to learn more about the 1862 Native American uprising and became immersed in the Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience. We learned so much at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed August 30, 2018

my advice when visiting here is to pack your walking shoes. lots of walking although i do believe there was a little golf cart that was available for persons who needed it to get u from the vistiors center to the fort. if needed i...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank peterpanjaffray
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May 31, 2016|
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Response from 748nealb | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain what Fort Snelling itself has for public amenities, but the state park is very nice and has gazebos, restrooms, picnic tables, biking paths, walking paths, lakes, and rivers.
May 22, 2015|
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Response from Mariana G | Reviewed this property |
ok I went to the web and this is the phone number and you can call The Fort and ask directly (612)7261171