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Minnesota History Center

This large museum showcases everything about Minnesota's history, with interactive exhibits ranging from blizzard and tornado simulations to a grainbelt exhibit with slides and a 24-tonne boxcar, and even a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame with Prince's famous purple jumpsuit. Ever-changing temporary exhibits as well as events and lectures mean there is always something new to learn.

The museum is family-friendly, with plenty of activities and programmes for kids, including the Museum Theatre and History Players. Conveniently located in downtown St Paul, the Minnesota History Center is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about the state's fascinating history.

Address: 345 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St Paul

Website: www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Telephone: (651) 259-3000

Opening times: Tuesday 10am-8pm, Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Admission: $11 adults, $6 children age 6-17; other concessions available. Free admission on Tuesdays 5pm-8pm.