Minnesota History Center
Minnesota History Center © Jonathunder
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
Telephone: (651) 259-3000
Opening times: Tuesday 9am-8pm, Wednesday to Saturday 9am-4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children age 5-17; other concessions available. Free admission on Tuesdays 5pm-8pm.