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Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
+1 651-296-6126
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1968 Exhibit

The Museum itself is beautiful and well laid out. We've visited it before and have enjoyed the rich... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lu P
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Excelsior, Minnesota
The Minnesota History Center

This is a wonderful museum and research center. Their special exhibits are always interesting and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
th0rsm0m
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Saint Paul, 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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  • Poor1%
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345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the History Museum and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. SO much information about Minnesota that is exhibited in different ways. Loved the 1968 exhibit. Brought back memories of things we havent seen or thought of since we...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This Minnesota museum is only a few minutes from downtown St. Paul and the State Capital. I have visited this place a few times and each one was informational. For a first time visitor it gives a good historical overview of the state of Minnesota...More

Thank Reed S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the Minnesota History Center primarily to see the special exhibit "1968" which was really fun for someone who lived through that era. We particularly liked the music section and game. We just had a short time to visit the perpetual exhibits which...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place is in a convenient to downtown location, just off the Freeway for out of town visitors. The building is massive with lots of space and interesting exhibits. Went recently to the 1968 exhibit. While not necessarily Minnesota focused, it was fun to compare...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Really enjoyed this museum and its excellent exhibits. We explored life in a tipi and followed the traders in birchbark canoes and enjoyed spending time in a sod house. This museum has taken a house from St. Paul and reconstructed different rooms of the house...More

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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!
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Steve K
8 April 2015|
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tagw
30 December 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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