The Minnesota History Center is where visitors can discover their connections to the past. According to its website, the Minnesota History Center has been called the finest building constructed in the state since the State Capitol was completed in 1905. Thousands of people visit every year, and enjoy things to see and do such as:
Minnesota’s Greatest Generation – Spanning 6,000 square feet, this sizeable exhibit takes visitors through each era. Highlights include watching a recreation of a World War II combat flight in a C-47 plane, sitting in a 1930s style movie theater to view classic film clips, and seeing an armored vehicle produced at the St. Paul Ford Plant.
Weather Permitting – Learn how Minnesota residents have experienced weather through the years. This exhibit includes artifacts and photographs, as well as highlights such as experiencing a tornado and discovering ice fishing in a vintage ice fishing house.
Then and Now – This is the largest exhibit ever created by the Minnesota Historical Society. As you step back in time, you’ll learn what it was like in an 1870s sod house, take a ride on a street car, and head underground to explore an Iron Range mine. Also part of Then and Now is Grainland. It details the journey of corn from farm to grain elevator, and visitors can sit on a farmer’s wagon that dates back to 1900.
If you want to take a break from exploring, Cafe Minnesota offers a variety of delicious meals in a casual environment. Menu options include soups, salads, and sandwiches.Back to all posts