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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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Hours of fascination

A wonderfully set up history center. Highly recommend for any age. The exhibits are quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristal R
The 1968 Exhibit

Went for the 1968 exhibit and stayed to walk through all the rest of the exhibits! All the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, 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 and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics.
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  • Average2%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Visited with family members ages 4- 80. We all loved it. There is something for everyone. Very interactive and engaging. Spent 5 hours there and would have been there longer if they had not been closing. Just excellent presentation and information, a great museum for...More

Thank djalk
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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

1  Thank potte129
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

1  Thank Sal1710
Reviewed 8 November 2017 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 4 November 2017 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
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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|
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?