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“Great place with lots to explore!”

Minnesota History Center
Ranked #4 of 117 things to do in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Davenport, Iowa
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58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place with lots to explore!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

A lot of good information! It was fun to walk around learn about all the interesting Minnesota history! Definitely would recommend, but give yourself enough time!

Visited March 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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521 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“History Food Crawl sponsored by History Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

We took a tour sponsored by the History Center and it was excellent. The Tour Guide that narrated was interesting, well informed and presented his material in a fun and interesting manner. Multiple stops for food along the way in various ethnic neighborhoods. A definite thing to do if offered again.
Parking is at the Minnesota History Center and is $5.00.
Tour included entry to the History Center for the balance of the day.

Visited July 2014
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Oakland, California
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Go at the start of your visit to understand the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautiful museum that gives you a great sense of the history of the area. Lots of interactive exhibits. Saw a great temporary exhibit on toys.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Terrific museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best museums don't try to do too much. This museum has a half dozen or so major exhibits and does them right. Much thought and effort put into each and plenty of interaction as well.
Very nice building, handy parking, near highway, reasonable admission. One of the best places to visit in the Twin Cities area.

Visited July 2014
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Orlando, FL
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237 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Terrific Toys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit was for a friend's wedding several years ago. The location was beautiful enough for us to look it up before a recent trip. The new toys exhibit piqued our interest to stop by and we are glad we did. Many of our childhood favorites were featured and we were excited to learn that most were created in Minnesota!
On our way out, we stopped in to check out the WWII portion and loved hearing the first hand stories, trying our hand at using ration stamps, loading artillery and more. A great chance for adults and children alike to have some hands on fun.

Visited May 2014
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