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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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History Made Fun

The MHC is filled with hands on activities for all ages. The admission is reasonable, a membership... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Don’t Miss This One

The History Center is soo good I made two visits during my stay in St Paul. The 1968 exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mookait
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
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"greatest generation"
in 55 reviews
"research library"
in 9 reviews
"weather permitting"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 48 reviews
"tornado exhibit"
in 7 reviews
"open house"
in 12 reviews
"lots of interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"world war"
in 6 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"great museum"
in 16 reviews
"exhibits change"
in 7 reviews
"special exhibit"
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"hands on activities"
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"beautiful building"
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"gift shop"
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"learn something"
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"something for everyone"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MHC is filled with hands on activities for all ages. The admission is reasonable, a membership here is worthwhile as you can enter so many other museums with it. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to cover the museumm. Favorites are the grain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The History Center is soo good I made two visits during my stay in St Paul. The 1968 exhibition was outstaning and I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions on Minnesota’s history too. I was also fortunate to attend a Bands on the Boulevard event one summer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is spacious, modern, and very attractive. The exhibits are beautifully laid out, and each exhibit had a number of interactive features which were welcome by all ages. As seniors with an appreciation for history, it was wonderful to see the many children and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am in the area for a teachers convention and the museum was recommended to me as a don’t miss attraction, particularly for a social studies teacher. On this visit, there were special exhibits on 1968, Somalis in Minnesota and the Greatest Generation. All exhibits...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entering the building my first reaction was WOW! what a building..so well planned and so beautiful. The exhibits are done so well too....don't miss 1968 whether you were there or not, but especially if you were there. A walk, and a few tears, through...More

1  Thank CAROL L M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum itself is beautiful and well laid out. We've visited it before and have enjoyed the rich overview of MN History. This time we went specifically for their latest exhibit...1968. The exhibit was very informative and well presented. It is a little incredible all...More

Thank Lu P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum and research center. Their special exhibits are always interesting and thought-provoking. The children's area is educational and fun for children from preschool through elementary school. The research center contains a wealth of resources for historical and genealogical study. The two...More

Thank th0rsm0m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the 1968 exhibit. Brought back a lot of memories, some good, some very sad. The exhibit was very well done, and the volunteer guides were top-notch. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is a great place to enjoy the history of the area. Good place for kids and adults. Don't miss out.

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This was a terrific museum with well-curated and interesting exhibits. There was a lot to see, and all members of the family would find something they would like. A couple of the exhibits evoked some different emotions, so I feel they did a good job...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!
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Steve K
April 8, 2015|
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tagw
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?
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