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Minnesota History Center

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Address: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-296-6126
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the...

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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Took the whole family

Brought our family with our son and his grandparents. Many hands on activities and photo opportunities. We have been impressed with the whole group of MN historical sites... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Emilie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought our family with our son and his grandparents. Many hands on activities and photo opportunities. We have been impressed with the whole group of MN historical sites actually. I've also used the MN History Center's online digital database that includes the Rondo Neighborhood Oral History Project.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen several exhibits on Minnesota history. They amaze me with facts that I didn't know before -- that I should have known!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For kids of all ages, there is something to see and learn here. My 8 year old granddaughter loved going through a house where room by room you learned of the families who lived there since the late 1800s. She loved turning the meat grinder and "making"sausage." Elsewhere, we donned hard hats and toured the "underground" mine and pretended to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't too sure about going but once there it was an excellent museum! Interactive and the Now and Then exhibit will take some of the older guests back. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the MN History Center for years, starting when the kids were little and very interested in history. Now that they are older we still love to visit and learn more. They have a great kids area for kids and adults alike with lots of hands on things-which is always fun for kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

During the summer we sometimes have three or more grandkids here for the entire summer, it's cooler inside. Winter months it's warm. Our entire family is hooked on the wealth of hands on experience, reading and seeing how things were done 1oo years ago to the present time. Going one time won't cut it, the kids can see things watch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Always love going to the History Center. It is a place I can take my teenagers, my grandparents, and my grandchildren and I know everyone will have an enjoyable time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best museums out here in Minnesota. I give this high Marks. Went on a whim and was pleasantly surprised, a lot of work goes in to showing how history has impacted Minnesota and vice versa. Put this on your must see list

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I set out the the history center to see the Gridiron Glory exhibit, however this was my first time to the MN History Center. I was blown away by the amount of interaction options and variety of exhibits. We spent about three hours here, and I left with so much knowledge of the history of football, MN northwoods, the Greatest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The MNHS flagship museum sets the standard for presenting a sense of place in terms of history. They have programming & pleasing people of all ages down to a science. From the docents & volunteers to the exhibit developers and event coordinators, this museum is on top of its game. Come see for yourself how the history center trains not... More 

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