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Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Center

History Museum, Library, and Museum
Downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul
  • jenel F.
    "Exhibits, archive, library, press & cafe!"(2 Tips)
    Charles E.
    "Try the cafe and check out the Travel Channel exhibit."(3 Tips)
    Museum Planning
    "Fantastic History Museum, loved the exhibit "Open House" !"(11 Tips)
    Travel Channel
    "As seen on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum."(2 Tips)
34 Tips and reviews
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  • lauren w.
    lauren weberFebruary 26, 2015
    Wonderful staff, the people working in the library have an amazing grasp of the information beyond directing you to a book. They are very friendly and excited to help you out.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANSeptember 29, 2014
    Recently, the Minnesota History Center launched a toys through the decades exhibition, reflecting how society changed through the 50s, 60s and 70s. Check out this C-SPAN video for more info. Read more
  • Leilani A.
    Leilani AndrewsMay 28, 2015
    I've gone here since I was a little girl and the exhibits amaze me every time. I always leave sad because I want to see more than I have time for
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelSeptember 30, 2011
    The answers to the tragic I-35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007 could be found in the archives - in the form of a faded blueprint. As seen on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaNovember 20, 2015
    Great place to learn a lot about America and Minnesota. The membership is phenomenal.
  • Anne B.
    Anne B.March 17, 2015
    Love this place. Get a membership & support their good work. Lectures are great!
  • Anne A.
    Anne AssaultahMarch 12, 2013
    A great place to learn about Minnesota’s history, with many special programs for kids.
  • Jana A. Kri
    Jana A. KriAugust 21, 2016
    Amazing view of the city from the entrance parking!!!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CahillOctober 16, 2015
    Not too big, not to small. This is a great place to spend a snowy afternoon!
  • Chris W.
    Beautiful building - Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest was fantastic here.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go in the tornado simulator! It is really educational and kind of terrifying!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CookAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your kids tired in the two story grain elevator climbee thing.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FinkMay 22, 2014
    Good, thoughtful exhibits. You've probably never gone in. You should.
  • Bill S.
    Bill SabolNovember 15, 2013
    This place is awesome. Get the membership. It's good for 26 sites in MN.
  • corwin b.
    corwin brustMay 15, 2013
    Kids loved the interactive then, now, wow exhibit. Hands (and feet) on!
  • Museum Planning
    Museum PlanningMay 3, 2012
    Fantastic History Museum, loved the exhibit "Open House" ! Read more
  • J B.
    J BirdNovember 27, 2013
    Prohibition exhibit a hoot! Imaginative and fun!!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 16, 2012
    Try the cafe and check out the Travel Channel exhibit.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WyattOctober 2, 2010
    Just launched a new exhibit called "Chocolate" and it's really sweet. :-)
  • Joe H.
    Joe HooverNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't figure out the "Sudoku" machine in the Ben Franklin exhibit? Try this sequence from top left to bottom right: 6,7,2,1,5,9,8,3,4. Then wait to hear what it has to say.
  • Stuart
    StuartAugust 12, 2014
    Students get a discount.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KellerAugust 29, 2011
    There is so much to learn from our collective history. Read more
  • Gabe S.
    Gabe SkellyAugust 27, 2011
    Best place in mn to learn about history
  • Chris R.
    Chris RAugust 9, 2016
    Beautiful place to visit.
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerFebruary 3, 2013
    Righteous wedding venue. Just righteous.
  • Corbet X. N.
    Corbet X. NoireNovember 13, 2011
    The 1968 gig is groovy, daddy. You need to tune in and get it on.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KubinskiFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the 1968 exhibit while its still there .
  • Wendy J.
    Wendy JonesFebruary 27, 2010
    Global Hotdish Variety Show was great fun for all ages!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StaufferFebruary 6, 2015
    Great history
  • Joe H.
    Joe HooverMay 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    if you're a foodie check out the cafe in the building. You will be pleasently surprised.
  • J
    JMay 6, 2012
    Chill Chill
  • Betsy M.
    Betsy Mowry VossAugust 19, 2014
    Okee Dokey Brothers
  • jenel F.
    jenel FarrellOctober 21, 2009
    Exhibits, archive, library, press & cafe!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PytleskiMarch 16, 2010
    The calamari is good
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