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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Incredible self-curated exhibits!

Something for everyone. Don't miss the Tornado experience, the This Old House exhibit, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sieglinde G
WW1 America

A wonderful exhibit, capturing the diversity of the country at the time. Snippets of famous... read more

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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 good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Something for everyone. Don't miss the Tornado experience, the This Old House exhibit, and anything that draws you!

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful exhibit, capturing the diversity of the country at the time. Snippets of famous businessmrn, politicians, and activists from the Progressive Era bringing the war years to life with the currents of patriotism, Nativism, the Great Migration, passivists, anarchists, socialists, and Suffragettes. Interactive and...More

Thank potte129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 10 and 8 year old grandchildren and we ALL enjoyed our day at the History Center. Many interactive exhibits, covering all facets of Minnesota. Every exhibit was interactive and engaging with something for a variety of age groups. We thought we would stay...More

Thank Sal1710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in time to see the World War 1 exhibit (ends Nov.11, 2017) which was interesting. New special exhibit coming in December - the 1968 Exhibit. There is currently a WW2 exhibit - the Greatest Generation, a Minnesota weather exhibit and more. Lots of...More

Thank snowbird245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live the architecture of this magnificent building. The restraint a foyer area are the best views of downtown. The problem is that is about it for adults. They have an outstanding team of educators and outreach programs for students. I am random and just...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early and watched some of the aztec dancers - great costumes and performance. We enjoyed making our own ofrendas and dancing skeletons. The displayed ofrendas were very impressive. The mexican dancers were really fun to watch too - especially the kids. I also...More

Thank trudioo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in St. Paul. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits - both temporary and permanent - and will be back. You don't have to be from Minnesota to enjoy this and to learn from it.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Several friends made our first visit to the Minnesota History Center and we were very impressed. The building and exhibit halls are wonderful. Among the current exhibits are separate World War 1 and World War 2 exhibits. The World War 2 exhibit is wonderful. Instead...More

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WWI exhibit is fantastic. The paratrooper experience was very powerful. Many of the exhibits mix in just the right amount of multimedia to add to but not detract from the experience.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

It is a "must see" museum for visitors and residents alike; a very family friendly place also with a cafe and stores (2) inside. It has wonderful and interesting permanent exhibits all about Minnesota as well as a large area that has rotating exhibits. It...More

Thank SojournMN
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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?