Minnesota History Center, Saint Paul

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  • A wonderfully set up history center. Highly recommend for any age. The exhibits are quite informative and very visually appealing. Great place to immerse yourself in history for hours on end.  more »
  • Went for the 1968 exhibit and stayed to walk through all the rest of the exhibits! All the exhibits were very well done. I highly recommend this for a worthwhile visit!  more »
  • The history center pairs excellent travelling exhibits with rotating historical exhibits of local interest. Parking and lots of room and a good gift shop. Good for the family.  more »
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  • Fun place that is full of near exhibits! We brought our 2.5 year old here yesterday and he loved it! Prices are reasonable and worth it for a couple hours of indoor fun during these cold Minnesota winters!
  • Third time coming in 3 months; bought an annual Household Plus membership today. Beautiful building and St. Paul setting, thoughtful, well-researched exhibits with eye appeal and depth of historical perspective. Appreciate also the contemporary displays providing context and balance on currently controversial issues such as LBGQ+, Black Lives Matter, etc. Knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic staff who are welcoming. Thank you!
  • I always enjoy visiting the history museum. There is so much you can learn about and you can take your time looking at everything. It is great for all ages.
  • I had to do some research for a friend in the library. The staff was amazing! Very kind, friendly and personable. They really go the extra mile on helping you find what you need.
  • Some misleading statistics designed to push a political agenda in the 1968 exhibition. For example, to push an angle on gun control, they talked about how more americans have died due to "gun violence" since 1968 than all wars combined. This is true, but only when you count suicides, which make up about 60% of gun deaths. I would prefer they take more care to keep bias out of their representation of History. Other than that, an enjoyable and well put together museum.

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Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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