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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Really worthwhile

What a great space. We visited Tuesday morning - not crowded and plenty time to look at displays... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helen S
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Outstanding historical exhibits

Our 10 year old daughter specifically suggested that we check out the History Center after seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy S
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Worthington, Minnesota, United States
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great space. We visited Tuesday morning - not crowded and plenty time to look at displays and the collections at leisure even though there were two or three school groups around. We started with a coffee and muffin at the cafe and then...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 10 year old daughter specifically suggested that we check out the History Center after seeing some information on it. We had originally planned on spending a rainy day of no school at the Science Center which we've always enjoyed. But we had never been...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to do research on my family history. I had been here before and as always, the person that is there to help, was very helpful. There are many microfilm readers, a few computers, and several reader/printers. The film cabinets are well marked...More

Thank Zenergygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special exhibits and continuing exhibits are very well done. All ages can interact with the exhibits and learn something (s) new! The exhibits are presented from Minnesota perspective usually but the information is generalized to our world as well.

Thank KathrynJLamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for families, dates, and research. The exhibits are top notch, and educational for all. They curate many fabulous collections of books, art, artifacts and memorabilia. We are lucky to have this fabulous place.

Thank vspalmisland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 3 days at the MNHS researching family ancestors. Being able to handle the actual 1878 record book of births and deaths, and see the handwritten entries in person was awesome. The staff was also very helpful, particularly in making copies of the very...More

Thank dancergal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our extended family here (8 of us total). Plenty to do to keep the kids excited, and busy. I could have spent all day reading and exploring. Loved it, and will go back.

Thank LynnBCat
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A special exhibit on WW I, another on historic life in Minnesota, yet others on Indian schools, tornadoes and blizzards on the plains, mining and grain storage in Minnesota, and much more made this the most popular museum for our 6 and 11 year old...More

Thank 40Lucyruth
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Because if time constraints, we were only here for 2 hours but we could have spent four. There are interactive exhibits and lots of film clips and opportunities to answer questions. Exhibits are about weather, farming and just interesting things about days gone by. Some...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My wife and i visited friends in St. Paul and she had occasion to do some genealogical research in their facility. The staff were very helpful and she was able to develop further background for her research work on her German and Finnish family heritage....More

Thank Bruce H
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Carly F
19 November 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
8 April 2015|
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tagw
30 December 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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