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Address: 821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
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+1 651-296-6126

After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven...

After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven days a week from 12:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting, both will be open year round.

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Great View of the City....

Worth the $8 fee for adults and $5 for students. Takes you up 30 floors so you can enjoy the museum and take in the breathtaking views of the city. I would love to see at night.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2015
Wendy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Worth the $8 fee for adults and $5 for students. Takes you up 30 floors so you can enjoy the museum and take in the breathtaking views of the city. I would love to see at night.

Thank Wendy M
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

I love, love, love this place. The view is brilliant. The whole building is beautiful. They have an area dedicated to the history of the place. Go check it out. You won't regret it.

2 Thank Fatma S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I had few hours only to see Minneapolis therefore I decided to visit Foshay Tower. It offers nice view over the city and some skyscrapers for good price. On the street there are typical moveable hotdog/fast food stands which I knew only from television and didnt see them in other cities in US (which I visited already).

1 Thank rbbrno
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We visited the Foshay Towers with someone who has special needs. Right from the start the manager Matthew VandenBerg was very pleasant and accommodating. Even though our visit caused extra work on the parts of the Foshay Staff they were all very courteous and helpful. We would not have been able to see the top had it not been for... More 

Thank BradleySaintGeorge
Wixom, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

My boyfriend and I wanted a nice view in the museum last friday 11th sept and tried to go up to the museum for the view, only to be told that the museum was undergoing renovations. They didn't even bother to put a warning on their website or on the digital screens inside the tower advertising the museum. Our trip... More 

2 Thank jenny7332
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265 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you are ever in Minneapolis it's a great idea to stop by "The W" at Foshay. For a $8 you can ride to the 30th floor and experience the observation tower and Foshay museum. From that vantage point you can see the various high rise buildings up close and personal. The architecture there is very artistic and impressive. The... More 

3 Thank Beachplum3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

My husband and I went up to the observation deck the night of our anniversary. It's a great place to see a 360 degree view of the city. It's not the tallest building in Minneapolis which makes it that much more fun to look out, in my opinion. Love art deco? This is a must-see icon when visiting or acting... More 

1 Thank Allison W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Before you go there, read the story of Mr. Foshay and his tower on wikipedia, it's a fascinating read. The entire building is art deco, and I definitely recommend a drink on the top level bar "Prohibition".

1 Thank marais75012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

An icon in Minneapolis this used to be the tallest building in the Midwest. It's now dwarfed by the buildings around it. It's well preserved and an interesting place to go especially if you like to learn city/state history.

Thank Simply_Shelley
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253 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had some time to kill and since we got to go up for free since we were staying at the hotel, we decided to make a trip up the 30 floors to the top. Cool old elevator. EXCELLENT binoculars for viewing. I bet a could read the facial expressions of people at TArget Field (if they were people there).... More 

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