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Minnesota History Center

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Address: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-296-6126
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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You can't go just Once!

During the summer we sometimes have three or more grandkids here for the entire summer, it's cooler inside. Winter months it's warm. Our entire family is hooked on the wealth of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gwendolene L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

During the summer we sometimes have three or more grandkids here for the entire summer, it's cooler inside. Winter months it's warm. Our entire family is hooked on the wealth of hands on experience, reading and seeing how things were done 1oo years ago to the present time. Going one time won't cut it, the kids can see things watch... More 

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Thank Gwendolene L
Lakeville, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always love going to the History Center. It is a place I can take my teenagers, my grandparents, and my grandchildren and I know everyone will have an enjoyable time.

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Thank James T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best museums out here in Minnesota. I give this high Marks. Went on a whim and was pleasantly surprised, a lot of work goes in to showing how history has impacted Minnesota and vice versa. Put this on your must see list

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Thank Photoman2012
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I set out the the history center to see the Gridiron Glory exhibit, however this was my first time to the MN History Center. I was blown away by the amount of interaction options and variety of exhibits. We spent about three hours here, and I left with so much knowledge of the history of football, MN northwoods, the Greatest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MNHS flagship museum sets the standard for presenting a sense of place in terms of history. They have programming & pleasing people of all ages down to a science. From the docents & volunteers to the exhibit developers and event coordinators, this museum is on top of its game. Come see for yourself how the history center trains not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed more time here and will return to see what we couldn't. We learned a lot and were impressed by the presentation. Loved the house exhibit as a creative way to learn about the history and diversity of Minnesota. We appreciated the frank presentation of the good and bad parts of the story. There is a lot of creative,... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an Amazing exhibit! I am a huge football fan and the display they have is incredible. I was even able to try my skills as a quarterback and kicker. I learned some very interesting new information. The rest of the museum is great as well with fun and educational items for all ages

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1 Thank djlovejones
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to see the NFL football display. We took teenage boys. Was full of football memorabilia and information on the start of football to current NFL. The boys tried on helmets and had fun picture opportunities. The other displays were interactive and the entire family enjoyed walking around. Cost was 6.00 to park and 20.00 for adults and... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A lifelong Minnesotan, I had never been here until several years ago when I went with my daughter. To my surprise, she absolutely loved it. Following our experience here we started to explore the other 20+ sites maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society. I highly recommend getting a membership which costs about $100 for a family and provides free or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My trip here was a wonderful experience, the variety of displays and exhibits is great and I love how so many are interactive/visual.

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