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The Bakken Museum

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone Number: +1 612-926-3878
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the...

The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.

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Fantastic for curious people, hands on!

Really fun for any age if you have a curious mind & like to have fun! It's also a beautiful building to explore! And there is a new Frankenstein experience that is quite an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
Sadee S
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Minneapolis, United States
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Minneapolis, United States
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Really fun for any age if you have a curious mind & like to have fun! It's also a beautiful building to explore! And there is a new Frankenstein experience that is quite an experience that I won't spoil, just try to do it in a small group and close the door (even tho it says not to). The entire... More 

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2 Thank Sadee S
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Cool place to learn bout the history of electricity and the theory behind it. great for kids and adults! also right next to lake calhoun for sunny days!

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Thank David J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Bakken Museum has to be one of my favorite rainy day outings. I remembered coming here as a kid and was in awe of how cool everything is. As an adult, it does not disappoint!

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1 Thank Allyson S
Minneapolis
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Wonderful displays here, most are hands-on. Ever play a theremin? You can do it here, bringing to mind (for those of a certain age) the musical scoring of so many horror and sci fi films of the '50s. Absorbing for kids and adults both. This is all contained in an imposing mansion on Lake Calhoun set on the beautifully landscaped... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The house and grounds are very interesting and enjoyable. The history of the house is a real positive. Would be best as a plac eto rent for an event.

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Thank Dan H
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is small but has lots of good information packed in. Call beforehand (or visit their website, apparently) to find out if there is a school tour. If there is, you will be repeatedly asked to leave an exhibit so the school tour can use it. We've been to museums all over the country for years, and we... More 

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1 Thank MNMamaChristie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Bakken is a must see destination for kids. Both engaging and educational. Highly recommend. I have also been there for business functions. Very good!!

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Thank Todd H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We held our wedding reception at The Bakken in their Great Room. What a fabulous venue! Our guests loved the space and ambiance. Chris and his staff did a super job making sure that all of our needs were met. We could not have been more pleased or satisfied.

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Thank AC12N1961
MN
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This had been on our list for awhile, and we finally took advantage of a day off from school to explore. Both my son and I loved it, and we learned a lot about so many aspects of electricity, the history of Minneapolis and the iconic house itself. Looking forward to going back here. The parking lot for the museum... More 

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Thank Island_GirlMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

My kids loved this place as they were growing up, and as an adult, I loved going with them. Very informative, giving a look into the past. I feel the future innovators of our time will be helped by seeing how others before us helped make this nation great.

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Thank Deb H

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