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Minnesota History Center

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1968 Exhibit

A total time capsule of life in 1968. Moving and intense, in a good way. See this exhibit before... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Engaging history of Minnesota

The center has clear interactive displays portraying the history of Minnesota including accounts of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A total time capsule of life in 1968. Moving and intense, in a good way. See this exhibit before it leaves St. Paul!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The center has clear interactive displays portraying the history of Minnesota including accounts of life of early settlers and of the appalling treatment of the Native American population. There are also other exhibitions, including when I was there a striking display on the US in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MHC has a good selection of exhibits. Yet they could go more in depth. There are exhibits that interest children. The staff is professional and friendly. Visitors need 2 - 3 hours to visit the MHC.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MHC was a real treat! I had not idea how well done it was. There were two exhibits that we really enjoyed. One was 1968 and and the other was the Somalies history in Minnesota. Both were so well done. The 1968 exhibit made...More

Thank Downpat
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 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

Thank Jane Marie s
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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 September 2, 2018

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 August 31, 2018 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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Carly F
November 18, 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
April 8, 2015|
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December 29, 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?