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Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

3515 Raleigh Avenue, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2625
+1 612-926-8198
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Fascinating small-scale museum

After you’ve done all the big, well-known museums, put this one on your list. We spent a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Fascinating slice of history

I agree with the other reviewers and would add that I hope that young people go and listen to the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Robin T
Danville, California
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Radio broadcasting is the focus of this museum, which is filled with old equipment and memorabilia.
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3515 Raleigh Avenue, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2625
+1 612-926-8198
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After you’ve done all the big, well-known museums, put this one on your list. We spent a couple of hours here with five children, ages 7 through 12, and they had a grand time creating a radio show, playing a Jeopardy-style quiz show game, and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I agree with the other reviewers and would add that I hope that young people go and listen to the examples of the radios and tape decks so that they can hear what recorded sound used to sound like. We are dumbing down our ears...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Anyone interested in the history of radio and television will enjoy a visit to the Pavek Museum. It is unique in the US, holding one of the biggest collections of vintage radio and TV equipment anywhere. There is also a repair facility with vintage equipment...More

Thank findeerror
Reviewed 4 August 2016

You'd never know from the outside the incredible sight that awaits inside. An unbelievable amount of radio memorabilia and equipment -- broadcast radio and ham, with some TV -- and the most dedicated staff I have seen in decades of visiting all sorts of museums....More

Thank Deejub
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If the wonders of radio and television beckon, there is no better "sweet spot" than the Pavek Museum Of Broadcasting. The Pavek delivers you to the early days of our industry, from 78 rpm record changers, to several of the first audio and video recorders....More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have visited twice and would go back again. A lot of vintage electronics to see. A great collection of old radios. Some historical stuff about twin cities broadcasting.

Thank michaeljhuman
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Before iPads, before tv, you had radio for home entertainment. This museum has a wonderful selection of old radios restored to look like the day they were bought. If you are feeling nostalgic it is a great way to spend an afternoon. Ham radio station...More

Thank Jdk_mn
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The Museum is a hidden gem that is easy to find when you know it's there. We were greeted by Max who chatted with us for a while then gave us a tour of the first room of the museum. He showed us how the...More

Thank Sunrise1818
Reviewed 12 November 2015

A fun little museum, jamb-packed with broadcast memorabilia and equipment. Not a place for people who have no idea what 'broadcasting' even means... see, before cable and dish there was this free thing that came into your home over 3 channels. Maybe 4 if you...More

Thank PeterLenagh
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Looks weird from the outside. Not like a museum, more like a small company in a strip mall. But inside are treasures and people who help you understand and have a full experience.

Thank Donn e
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