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Minnesota History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Best possible way to spend a rainy day

The History Center is a really impressive building and just impresses more as you wander round... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne B
Preston, United Kingdom
Beautiful views of St. Paul

The History Center building is beautiful, in addition to hosting interesting exhibits on Minnesota... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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...more
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The History Center is a really impressive building and just impresses more as you wander round. There are so many interactive displays giving you a taste of things from experiencing a tornado from your cellar to life as a settler in the 1860s to being...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The History Center building is beautiful, in addition to hosting interesting exhibits on Minnesota history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lived in Minneapolis for over 30 years and this was our first time. We could have spent much more time but 27 year old son not as enthralled as we were. Lunch at the cafeteria was amazing. The exhibits are so well put...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum for the special exhibits whiich were 1968 and Somalis in Minnesota. Both exhibits taught and brought new light to both topics. AlsoMinnesota's Greatest Generation, Then, Now, Wow . And more!

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "1968" exhibit was very well done. A lot of variety and interesting things to see. There were also several other very good exhibits. We could have spent much more time there, and we never did make it to the second floor to see what...More

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had five hours to check out the Minnesota History Center and we needed at least ten hours to do it right. The state Capitol is a couple blocks away and offers free tours. We spent several hours in the very nicely done The 1968...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spend 3 days doing research in the History Library. Their collection of materials is extensive and the staff is very helpful. They showed me how to use the microfilm reader and make copies from the digital copier. In the print materials room, it was...More

Thank Joanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit for '1968' was really well put together. Room for people to wander, enough information, and real variety built in.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's easy to miss things that are in your own backyard! The Minnesota History Center is a place that peels back the layers of fascinating stories that are hiding out in the open in Minnesota. The museum gives context and meaning to artifacts and dates...More

Thank michelle5552017
Reviewed 16 August 2018

First time, took 3 grandsons and they enjoyed it all. A lot of interactive displays that make history come alive. The C47 exhibit that give you the experience of D-Day paratroopers was not to be missed. Decent cafe for lunch. Spent about 5 hours and...More

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Carly F
18 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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29 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?