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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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I had no idea how cool this would be!

Took our extended family here (8 of us total). Plenty to do to keep the kids excited, and busy. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Hands on exhibits for all ages

A special exhibit on WW I, another on historic life in Minnesota, yet others on Indian schools... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the MHS two or three times. I just recently went to see the WWI exhibit. WWI exhibit. (Fall 2017) - Beautifully presented to show the American wartime experience, trying to create an experience that one could step into. Creating a mini-theater...More

Thank KittyvDK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to tour the state museum when we go to a state. This one had very interesting permanent exhibits about Minnesota, as well as a special exhibit on World War I. Be sure to see the exhibit about the history and occupants of a...More

Thank 160beverlys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our go to places on a rainy day and the kids love this place more than any zoo or museum in the Twin Cities metro. We went with my parents and kids and great times were had by all. The 1965...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved spending hours walking around this place. They had a great exhibit on suburban life recently and have a really great website with lots of information! I loved the library! The staff was helpful and even let me take a peek at some of...More

Thank TheSheepMan28
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Went there today when we got rained out at the Como Zoo Since we were there last they opened the WW1 America exhibit - it was quite well done and we learned that not all of America was behind that war hence the draft to...More

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Tuesdays in the summer are the time to visit this jewel. After 3:00 p.m. it is free to visit the museum's permanent collections and special exhibits. Then, in the evening, the Nine Nights of Music program provides a great variety of ethnic music and dance...More

Thank Kirk G
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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!
Steve K
8 April 2015|
Response from MNHCSP |
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30 December 2014|
Response from MNHCSP |
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?