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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Wonderful !

We took our children 11 and 8 here - it was interactive and informational - it was great for adults... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Becky56143
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Jackson, Minnesota
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Fantastic place

If you can see the 1968 exhibit, do it! My husband and I are baby boomers and remember that year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MinaHKerr
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Wheaton, Illinois
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our children 11 and 8 here - it was interactive and informational - it was great for adults and kids ! Staff was very helpful and friendly . We spent 2.5 and by no means saw everything .

Thank Becky56143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can see the 1968 exhibit, do it! My husband and I are baby boomers and remember that year well. We spent almost 2 hours just in that section of the museum. However, the entire museum to top notch and highly recommended. Ate in...More

Thank MinaHKerr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum with some fascinating exhibits! I actually entered on the second floor and I thought it was a free museum as I couldn’t find the admissions desk – it turns out it’s on the first floor. I walked up to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much looking at all the displays. Everything was very nicely done. There was a great section on The Penumbra Theater that I really enjoyed.

Thank Edythe P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My former college roommate and I (Macalester College 1969-1973) visited the 1968 Exhibit at the History Center. It’s here for another year and I highly recommend it. It brought us back to our senior year in high school and shaped who we were/are today 50...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the 1968 exhibit, especially the multi-player music trivia game. There was also a nice but small Native American exhibit.

Thank Lamont S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A wonderfully set up history center. Highly recommend for any age. The exhibits are quite informative and very visually appealing. Great place to immerse yourself in history for hours on end.

Thank Kristal R
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Went for the 1968 exhibit and stayed to walk through all the rest of the exhibits! All the exhibits were very well done. I highly recommend this for a worthwhile visit!

Thank Sailuver
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The history center pairs excellent travelling exhibits with rotating historical exhibits of local interest. Parking and lots of room and a good gift shop. Good for the family.

Thank zylig
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The museum offers exhibits of various types showing the development of Minnesota. It also houses and extensive library collection of information regarding Minnesota such as regional histories, genealogy information, and newspaper data. There's always something new there when I visit.

Thank Bransontraveler2013
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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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