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Minnesota History Center

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Address: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-296-6126
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the...

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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Wonderful history center

Excellent, informative exhibits for children and adults alike! Also contain a wonderful history research library not to be missed if you are researching your Minnesota family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent, informative exhibits for children and adults alike! Also contain a wonderful history research library not to be missed if you are researching your Minnesota family. Amazing resources and courteous, helpful staff. I am a member of the Minnesota Historical Society and visit the Center often alone, with grandkids, and with friends. Love it!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is a nice large building to explore with lots of large windows. It is sort of like the nearby state Capitol but with exhibit rooms instead of legislative halls. The permanent exhibits are good and interactive (like a coal mine). The temporary exhibits are less involved and interactive. But it is a quick and easy visit and fun to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I love to go to the MN History Center with everyone from my 7 year old son to my co-workers for a team building. It's an excellent venue to see history come alive and to actually understand what life was like for people during that time and that place, whatever time and place the exhibit is highlighting. These are high... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I have visited a few times - once for a wedding, twice with field trips with kids, and once with my husband for an exhibit on Prohibition. There's always something fun to see and do and learn. A great museum!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The History Center is not only a an outstanding educational experience, but it is a great place for a family outing. Kids love the various exhibits and performances, and the opportunities to play--crawling round in the mock-up grain elevator, getting a bit frightened sitting in the basement of a post-war tract house while a tornado roars overhead, riding in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

A really fun experience and great activity of the family. Good for kids of all ages. A lot of history on MN.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We have been a number of times and have been members for three years. Their exhibits are very well done and informative. The architecture of the building is beautiful. It is very user friendly

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

There are usually 3-5 exhibits at any time at the History Center. I go see the Greatest Generation every time I visit. You'll also find a great gift shop, frequent author readings and a cute cafe. Tuesdays are free after 5 pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The Minnesota History Center is an excellent museum to learn about the many people and cultures that have lived in the area now known as Minnesota. Exhibits and displays are interesting and informative. Many of the displays are interactive. This was a beautiful museum both facilities and displays. The view of the State Capitol from the 3rd floor windows is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a fun place to visit . You have to pay for parking and pay to get in . Lots of walking and fun things to do . The family theater is a nice time to sit and relax . Very entertaining and interesting . There is many things for the family to do here . The kids enjoyed... More 

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