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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
+1 651-296-6126
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Great Place to Do Research

I spent the day looking at microfiche copies of news papers and city directories of St. Paul dating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
janc468
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Oahu, Hawaii
This is a children's museum and nothing else

It was crowded with disrespectful children. Coming here during the day was a big mistake. Every... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalina L
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the day looking at microfiche copies of news papers and city directories of St. Paul dating from the the 1860's and 70's. I also looked at maps, pictures and reference books about the same time period. I was there from 9am to 7pm...More

Thank janc468
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was crowded with disrespectful children. Coming here during the day was a big mistake. Every exhibition was overtaken by a school group who had no respect for other visitors. Not to mention the actual history part of the museum was lacking. It seemed as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids dragged their feet about going but were pleasantly surprised. We have an 11 and 12 yeast old and there was lots for them to do. This museum has a nice collection, is informative, and has lots of interactive exhibits. I would think any...More

Thank tandbi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were met by one of the volunteers who was extremely helpful and knowledgable. We visited on Wednesday It cost $10.00 each, but on Tuesday afternoons it's free so if on a budget that's the best time to go.. They have a very...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We took a 6th grade class trip. Very nice place great information for the kids and adults. Wish we could have had more time, but what we saw was great. The kids got to learn about Minnesota role in the Civil War. Lots to see...More

Thank Jodi56257
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

It takes two visits to see all that's offered in the WW1 exhibit. It explained a lot we didn't know about the US entry into the war. In addition, there are at least three other permanent exhibits that are very interesting. We liked especially the...More

Thank MN-SNOWBIRD-xx
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stunning. Very well done. Could have spent another 2 hours taking everything in. If you're on a budget, visit on Tuesdays when entry is free.

Thank HowdyDoody4
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My adult son and I visited on a Friday in April. I would recommend allowing at least 2 hours for this exhibit alone, and there are many other worthwhile exhibits to enjoy here. I am a retired teacher, and I learned plenty of new things...More

Thank GrandmaVicki2014
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Only went there to see the Prince stuff. It's a small display but he was small so it's only fitting. :) Gift store is also pretty cool Friendly staff Not the easiest place to get to off of the train. Should be signs at the...More

Thank Dancer W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went to see "WWI America"" exhibit which is excellent. So much information about the times of 1917: WWI, the draft, people's reaction to the times, immigration, women getting to vote, the 1918 flu; lots of displays to see and on and on. Have been at...More

Thank Bob M
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Carly F
Hello - I'm looking for a spot to host our company holiday party. We'd like to account for 30 people and have food and drinks catered. Can you please tell me what options that you offer for this? Thank you!
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
June productions?
8 April 2015|
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Response from MNHCSP |
Inspiring Beauty: 40 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair runs from May 22 to August 16. Stunning gowns and one-of-a-kind ensembles by haute couture designers such as Christian Dior, Patrick Kelly, and Vivienne Westwood are... More
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tagw
what is the difference between an ocean view room vs. ocean view palapas?
30 December 2014|
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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?
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