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Minnesota State Fair

1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400
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My teens were bored. Great Minnesota get together only if you are willing to drop a lot of cash.

We attended STEM day. Fun but that part was small. Kids bored looking at normal fair stuff pretty... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Twin Cities
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A great fair experience!

If you like fairs (and even if you don't) the Minnesota State Fair is a must do summer experience... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 1.9 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment shows; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concert series; 1,000 vendors; exhibits for kids and adults; and more!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099
+1 651-288-4400

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We attended STEM day. Fun but that part was small. Kids bored looking at normal fair stuff pretty fast.main activity seems to be eating or looking at farm equipment. We enjoyed the art building but all of the vendors selling tractors, hot tubs etc is...More

Thank EzraMildewDesireJr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like fairs (and even if you don't) the Minnesota State Fair is a must do summer experience. The food, the entertainment, the rides, the vendors, (did I mention a lot of the food is on a stick). Come join us a the great...More

Thank Y2327JYtomb
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Let me say that I'm not a fair person. I don't hardly ever go to county/local fairs because I'm not big on them. I don't ride rides and I almost never play the games. I go for the food, attractions, and entertainment. I'm not going...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

There are lots of fun things to do from the midway games, to the rides to the exhibits and more. Lots of comfort and great junk food.

Thank jeffreyc97
Reviewed 16 May 2017

It has been a number of years since I was there last but looking forward to seeing it again. We have tickets to a concert so it will be interesting to see how the Grandstand has changed. I highly suggest you go to the Great...More

Thank beyondthepavement40
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The MN state fair is humongous, and I love it every time I go. I've been going at least once a year for around 20 years now and am not sick of it. The crowds and heat can be rough at times but there always...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wow. When I first got told about the state fair being massive i didn't even imagine just how massive! What a place! The food was amazing, the stalls and everything else was incredible! I had the chance to meet a state trooper who let me...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Loved going back to the State Fair after many years. The landmarks are still there, and retracing steps of childhood and youth was wonderful! They call it the "Great Minnesota Get-together" and it was great to be part of it again. You can spend as...More

Thank texaschic987
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This state fair is a large midwestern state fair with all of the farm animals, pickles, quilts, milk, butter sculptures, plants and produce you could want. And they have all kinds of goodies on a stick! Prices of food items are kind of high and...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We go to the state fair every year often 2-3 times! The sights- the sounds -the people watching - amazing. Who sees the first mullet or camel toe? How on earth is she going to walk the fair in 4 inch heels - did she...More

Thank F9465MVjilll
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I take the lite rail to Minneapolis statecfairgrounds from Bloomington?
24 May 2015|
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Response from SRG4007 | Reviewed this property |
You can get to University and Snelling on the light rail and then take a bus to the Snelling Avenue entrance of the Fairgrounds. During the Fair, the bus runs VERY often.
Sara S
which hotel do you recommend when visiting the MN state fair?
15 April 2015|
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Response from Darryl K | Reviewed this property |
we like to stay at a hotel in Roseville.